My name is Samantha Beck, and I am a rising junior at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. I am studying environmental engineering and pursuing minors in humanitarian engineering and public affairs. In the future, I hope to pursue a master’s degree in engineering or science, followed by a PhD in a policy-related field. I also plan to spend time working abroad for nonprofit organizations, and I hope to enter the Peace Corps after graduation. I believe that engineering is a powerful way to create positive change in the world, and I hope to use research and policy to improve people’s lives through engineering. In my free time, I love doing anything that will get me active and outside. I also love baking, reading, and drinking coffee.