Trinity Thompson

Trinity Thompson


Environmental Studies


Communication Studies, Math

Omaha, NE

Why you chose your major

I’ve always had a love for the outdoors and people, and environmental studies allows me to study the human relationship with the earth through a wholistic lens.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

Although I didn’t start school as an Environmental Studies major, I took an Honors seminar my freshman year that was focused on the idea of “climate change and resiliency”. This course opened my eyes to the extensive systemic injustices that are becoming more exposed through the ongoing climate crisis. Without this course, I never would have understood the depth of climate change issues or have switched to a major that I absolutely adore.

Research or internship experience

I interned at a small software company that does weather software contracting for the government after my freshman year. I appreciated the opportunity to get a glimpse at what a full-time software position looks like, and I developed time management and teamwork skills through the nature of the position.

Other involvement

I am the Vice President of the UNL Climbing Club, a member of the Campus Recreation Advisory Club, a member of the Environmental Studies Student Advisory Board, and a member of Sustain UNL.

Why you chose Nebraska

I came to Nebraska because of the financial support they offered me.

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