Meet Christine Chung, a junior studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (SEE) Fellows Program. She is a member of the university’s Transportation SWATeam.
Chung heard about SWATeams through Eric Green from the SEE program. She is incredibly enthusiastic about contributing to the green revolution and was very intrigued by the efforts that the iCAP teams are making on campus. This seemed like a perfect opportunity for her to extend her knowledge from her classes onto the real world.
With her background in electrical engineering and her interest in electric vehicles, she knew that the transportation team would be a perfect avenue for her to get involved with campus-wide solutions that are being implemented to diminish carbon emissions. She knows that “the future of electric vehicles is very promising and growing faster than ever with more legislation supporting this transition,” and believes this campus can be an important player facilitating this electrification movement.
The collaboration between individuals ranging from faculty to students to staff is one of the most interesting aspects of SWATeams. To her, the synergy of ideas from a variety of skill, knowledge, and age levels is what fuels the diverse range of conversations to make these teams different from others. With one collective goal in mind, she is excited to find out more about how the teams can come up with the most optimal recommendations to improve transportation on campus.
Chung looks forward to learning more about implementing new regulations through recommendations. She wants to know about the considerations that take place to make an environmental difference — specifically, the change that she as an individual can make on campus grounds. Ultimately, she hopes to “come out of this position as a more knowledgeable environmentalist.”
When she isn’t busy with schoolwork or her iCAP team involvement, Chung enjoys baking, going to the gym, and spending time with friends. She also likes to crochet and drink tea on the couch in her free time — sometimes just “like a little old lady.”
— Article by iSEE Communications Intern Kratika Tandon