Emily Nocito is a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook, where she majored in Coastal Environmental Sciences, with a minor in Ecosystems & Human Impact.
We talked to Emily about what she is doing now and what her experience as a JFEW Scholar meant to her.
JFEW: What are you up to?
EN: I am currently a PhD student at University of Colorado- Boulder, in their Environmental Studies program. While here, I am studying International Ocean Governance, with my focus on Antarctica. I am also a Graduate Teacher's Assistant for my department.
JFEW: What was the most inspirational or memorable experience that you had while in college?
EN: During my third year, I suffered a major loss. I was inspired by the way that my friends and the Stony Brook community came out to support me and others affected by my loss. From small things like just checking in to the understanding of my professors when I was struggling in class, their kindness and support still inspires me to this day.
JFEW: What do you wish that you knew then that you knew now?
EN: Learn to manage your time and it will save you a ton of stress... and headaches!
JFEW: What was your proudest accomplishment during your time in college?
EN: This is hard! Probably receiving the Millennium Oceans Prize, which allowed me to start my own organization surrounding youth involvement in ocean conservation.
JFEW: How did your scholarship help you?
EN: I got to meet the most fantastic and inspirational women who to this day, I am still grateful to call my friends.