I’m Michael Slagle from Tewksbury, MA. At UNH, I am studying community and environmental planning, and sustainability. Even though UNH is my home university, I have taken courses at Griffith University in Gold Coast, QLD; and at the College for Social Innovation in Boston, MA. These three institutions have given me countless perspectives within academia as well as strategies to help solve the world’s biggest problems.
Selecting the sustainability dual major at UNH was a no-brainer for me. In the Spring of 2016, while still in high school, I attended one of the accepted students days. Part of the program allowed for prospective students to meet some of the staff of the departments. As an undeclared student, I visited some of the tables that interested me; one happened to be one for the new sustainability dual major that would be offered in fall. After having a great conversation at the table, it became clear to me that the sustainability dual major would be a great path to take for my college career. After declaring my primary major, CEP, I quickly added on the dual major.
I hope to use the knowledge of Sustainability and planning to start a career in sustainable city planning with a focus in sustainable public transportation. Transportation is a major part of everyone’s life: whether taking a ride on the subway across town or taking a walk to the nearest corner store, creating a sustainable transportation system will truly benefit all. Outside of my career goals, I am an avid skier and painter. I am involved in the community service organization Rotartact (part of Rotary International) and with the UNH Winterguard.
Elective 1 - Becoming a Problem Solver Refection
Elective 2 - A History of Nature Reflection