THE NEW Environment
Kalee Snorden, ’20, had never flown on a plane before, and the only people she knew who traveled internationally were in the military.
In Summer 2018, though, Snorden had the opportunity to work in Buenos Aires through a prestigious Cultural Vistas Fellowship. Snorden served as an intern environmental educator for Aves Argentina, a bird conservation organization.
The experience was made possible thanks in part to a stipend from the Honors College. Snorden graduated with a degree in wildlife biology and conservation. She now works for a land trust helping preserve wildlife habitat around Seattle.
“Growing up, I didn’t go to many places because of our family’s financial limitations,” she said. “I hadn’t pictured myself traveling or being on a plane. It seemed like an insane idea. The fellowship created a shift in my perspective and my outlook. I learned so much.”