Cheyenne Young MS ’21
As an undergraduate, Cheyenne Young MS ’21 majored in environmental studies and minored in history and biology. “History ties into everything we are doing, so I think it’s really important to learn from the past and then improve,” she says. “You can see what worked in the past and then bring that into a future project.” A second-year in Bard’s master’s program in environmental policy, Cheyenne is currently interning with the International Centre for Environmental Education and Community Development, where she is working on grant proposals for a solar bakery project in Cameroon. “I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a solar oven, so the first thing I learned was how that works. I’m also learning about everything that goes into planning and implementing a community-based project.” After she graduates from Bard Cheyenne wants to take the skills she’s learning from her internship now, together with her knowledge of working in government agencies, and create a career in international community engagement and development.