Elma is a senior at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, studying biology with a minor in chemistry. She is proud to represent Belmont Eco Club, where she is President, after participating in Project Green Challenge with her teammates and fellow organization leaders Linnea Lyons, Abigail Marianetti and Lauren Merrill. They are environmental science, biology, and political science students with hopes of incorporating environmentalism into their futures. As an aspiring physician, Elma hopes to serve urban underserved communities through medicine and integrate environmental justice research and advocacy into her practice to best meet the needs of those who experience adverse health effects due to environmental racism. Elma and her teammates entered Project Green Challenge to learn about the environment and actionable steps they can take to make a difference, and got those and more out of the experience.
Five words that describe PGC: Insightful, Challenging, Empowering, Thought-Provoking, Enjoyable.