Sarrynna Sou

Hometown: Chelmsford, MA

Focus: Environmental Policy and Management; Public Finance and Budgeting

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Bio: I was raised in the suburbs of Boston, but consider both DC and North Carolina as second homes!  I received my B.A. in Political Science from American University where I discovered my passion for environmental policy. Although I worked for the local government and environmental policy center during my undergraduate, my post-graduate years were spent as a statistician working on international education projects. The opportunities to travel the world and use data to guide decisions were exciting; however, I knew I wanted to use my experiences for environmental work. Now, I am pursuing my Masters of Public Administration at Evans as a way to transition my career objectives to addressing environmental issues such as mitigating carbon emissions and climate change.  Outside of school and my internship, I enjoy working out at my local gym; I was an avid crossfitter, but have switched over to Orange Theory.

Why did you choose Evans? The admissions office was extremely kind and responsive to my questions.  I connected with an Evans Ambassadors who was genuine in her responses- I still message her to this day!  In addition, I have always been drawn to Pacific Northwest and knew that Seattle would be a perfect city to live due to the accessible trails, diverse food options, and scenery.

Ask me about: Making a career change; making the most of your visit to campus/Seattle (I have many food suggestions); how to make connections during your graduate school application process; environmental work

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