“But is the nature of civilization ‘speed’? Or is it ‘consideration’? Any animal can rush around a corral four times a day. Only a human being can consciously oblige themselves to go slowly in order to consider whether they are doing the right thing, doing it the right way, or ought to in fact to be doing something else…Speed and efficiency are not in themselves signs of intelligence or capability or correctness.”
― John Ralston Saul
Hometown: Richardson, TX
Major: Economics and Environmental & Sustainability Studies
Why did you get involved in Student LEAF?
“I saw that Student LEAF had a lot of potential to help make this campus a better place, and I wanted to help out in any way possible. I enjoy Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and am always looking for ways to improve my life by living more sustainably; I felt that by getting involved with Student LEAF I could help positively impact our student body, UNC campus, and the whole community by giving students, staff, and faculty the ability to bring their projects to life.”
What is you dream proposal for UNC?
“If money were unlimited, I would let all the grass on campus slowly die, and then replace our landscape with xeriscaping. Water is such a limited resource in Colorado, and I believe there are better uses for it than to maintain the health of non-native grasses! I love gardens, grass, and trees, but I also love practicality. I think that a xeriscape campus would be awesome, and could lead our community by example, cutting back on water usage by an enormous amount.”