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Melanie Roy

Melanie R

Hometown

Houston, TX

Major

Environmental Science—Terrestrial Ecology

What I like most about Bellingham.

Bellingham has the most amazing culinary scene! I absolutely adore trying new restaurants in the area, with friends or my visiting family.

Why I chose my major.

Growing up near a nature conservancy, and helping my mom as she worked to ban plastic bag use in my hometown, ensured that the environment was always on my mind, and I realized majoring in environmental science would be an amazing way to both understand and help the environment. After I graduate, I hope to research methods in restoration ecology.

What I like most about Western.

I love the openness and kindness that characterize Western's campus community. Once I arrived as a nervous out-of-state student, I felt welcomed, valued, and supported, and continue to feel that way today.