So this is my story:
Two years ago I was going to college in California, working a well-paid corporate job and going to school studying environmental studies & politics. In my second year, I chose colony collapse disorder in honey bees as a topic for my final research paper, and came to the realization that this is what I wanted to devote my life to; entomology, the study of bees. Bees are essential to the survival of all forms of life on our planet, and today’s use of commercial beekeeping in agricultural practices are not sustainable. I wanted to be part of helping to change that in any way that I possibly could. After doing endless research, I decided to leave my job and look for an alternative, hands-on schooling option in this field. So, I found a beekeeper in Eugene, Oregon that was willing to take me on as an apprentice in trade for room and board.
I packed a bag and left everything behind on a whim to come here to Oregon to pursue my passion, and ultimately found myself here at the Campbell Club student housing co-op. This place has surrounded me with so much love and support, and has introduced me to many passionate people working together to make the world a better place. I love living in a home with such a diverse group of people and rich history in environmental education and involvement. It would be devastating to see it not continue to provide housing and resources to people dedicated to sustainability, people like me, in the future.
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