Slendy Aman Montero (2021), Hons. BSc Double Major in Environmental Studies and Biodiversity & Conservation Biology, and a Minor in Biology

Slendy Aman Montero

Why did you choose to study in the School of the Environment?

I have always been passionate about nature and the environment, and the School of the Environment was an open door that helped me to acquire not only the academic but ethical skills I needed in order to become a successful environmental professional. 

What is your favorite memory from your time with the School?

Definitely, the best memories I have with the school were when I took the introductory courses (ENV100, ENV221, ENV 222). The passion that professors demonstrated teaching the field made me want to continue pursuing my studies and increasing my knowledge about the current environmental issues not only in Canada but of the rest of the world. Moreover, I enjoyed attending the events planned by UTSU. I met many people that shared the same passion about climate change, the environment, and sustainability issues. 


How have you been affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic? What are your thoughts about the future?

The pandemic has had a tremendous impact on everyone's lives. Personally, I have been affected by not being able to see my family in person for a long time. Also, these difficult times have helped me to self-reflect about the importance of living the best of my life day to day, battling my problems, and maintaining the best possible attitude despite any challenge. I want to continue preparing myself as much as I can both personally and academically to contribute to a better planet where future generations can enjoy of our mother earth.