Name: Brittany Berger
Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, N.J.
Major: Political science
Projects: Dream Big Greenville and Green Ribbon Committee
I always thought I would be a pre-med student. I like science, and the role of the healer has always appealed to me. I also think it's important to be open to new ideas, new ways of doing things, and I've found that my passion for science and for partnerships have found a genuine meeting place.
My first-year seminar in global warming and world water issues really opened my eyes to the possibilities of collaboration to address pressing human needs. The political implications of sustainability - those aspects of shared endeavor that move sustainability beyond common notions of conservation - have immense power to change people's lives.
I've had opportunities with government and non-profits who are working to develop Greenville's major eco-tourism projects. My goal is to help organizations develop pragmatic sustainability initiatives in their operations, missions, and goals.