Alumnus, MScSM, Sustainability Management
Originally from Holliston, MA, I've been involved in politics and community engagement since I was young. I'm in the process of completing* the Master of Science in Sustainability Management at U of T's Institute for Management and Innovation and School of Environment. I came to U of T to gain hands-on skills on managing our natural resources, and how they relate to policy and business. I worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington, DC this summer as a Strategic Partnerships Intern with the National Marine Sanctuary System. I'm now interested in the junction between geospatial intelligence and water security, particularly in the Middle East.
I received offers from top schools in the United States and United Kingdom; however, it was the Canadian brand and U of T's reputation for delivering rigorous research that set it apart from the rest.
U of T is a powerhouse for producing academics and scientists. As a mediator between science, policy, and management, I wanted to obtain the credentials needed to communicate between both scientists and decision-makers.
My professors have won international awards, authored major books, have conducted ground-breaking research, and have served society in a myriad of ways. To learn from people who have "been there, done that" is truly remarkable. I've been surrounded by people who are smart. Being immersed in a highly intellectual environment forces you to think hard about complex issues in the world. And it forces you to grow.
Life in Toronto is simply incredible. I'm fortunate to live in the Annex neighbourhood in Toronto, where restaurants, boutique coffee shops, and immersive parks are everywhere. There's always some place new to discover, and Toronto truly is unique among large North American cities. Walking around each one of the U of T campuses gives you a sense of pride. Through the halls of University College to the forested pathways of UTM, this University is beautiful.
*David completed his Master's program in 2017.
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