I am a recent graduate from the Honors Program at Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in public health. Through my coursework, I explored my interests in biochemistry, global health, and understanding climate change from a biological perspective. I am broadly interested in how human interactions disrupt ecological processes generating ecosystem services. In the iEcoLab, I completed my honors thesis on evaluating certification schemes for their consideration of biodiversity and sustainability. From minimizing habitat destruction to reducing the waste they generate, businesses can play a fundamental role in solving social and environmental problems. I also worked on assessing students’ biodiversity and sustainability footprints in the coffee and clothing industries. Inspired by my work in the lab and the coastal mountains I hiked while studying abroad in Ireland, I hope to continue advocating for biodiversity awareness.