My name is Ariane (Ari) Faro and I'm an English and Sustainability dual major with a history minor. I'm from Melrose, MA, which is just 20 minutes from Boston. I declared a dual major in Sustainability after taking environmental science in high school and understanding the interconnectedness of the Earth's systems. I realized that in order for these systems to persist, we need to make changes in our own lives, and I want to be a part of inspiring that change. For two summers, I interned with the Melrose Energy Commission and helped create a solar energy project, Big Roof Solar, designed to make solar more accessible to businesses and nonprofits. The project resulted in successful solar installations on several Melrose churches. This gave me great insight into what these campaigns are like and how they can best be used as a platform for change.
In my free time, I love playing violin and drums, reading, writing, and being outdoors. Traveling is another passion of mine, and I hope to explore the world more after graduation. One of my career goals is to combine my interests in writing and sustainability by creating marketable content for an environmental protection organization. I would also love to be involved in the TV or film industry by writing screenplays and spreading awareness about sustainability in that way. In fact, my senior thesis for my English major is going to be an original screenplay project!
Here is my reflection on our introductory sustainability course, SUST 401.
Here is my reflection on our secondary sustainability course, SUST 501.
Here is my reflection on my first Sustainability elective, RMP 511: Wilderness and Nature in American Society.