While at Front Range Community College (FRCC) in Fort Collins, William was the president of the Students for Sustainability and Horticulture Clubs. As a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success program, William received an Engaged Leader Award for a student community service project that he and some of his peers collaborated on to create raised-bed gardens to supplement FRCC’s existing sustainable garden. The food grown by this project contributed to the college’s “Food for Thought” food pantry for students.
This year, William received an Associate of Science degree with Horticulture and GIS certificates. Next fall, he will attend the University of Northern Colorado to study Environmental Earth Science. William’s future plan is to attend graduate school and pursue a career in climate change research.
Project Title: The Effect of Climate Variability on Drought in the Great Plains. Mentors: Candida Dewes and Imtiaz Rangwala, CIRES.