Shelly Martin

Shelly Martin
2008
Major: 
Environmental Studies and Government
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Hometown: 
Stowe, Vermont
Activities: 
Shelly attended the COP13 (the UN climate summit) held in Bali, Indonesia in December 2007 along with another student and her professor, Dr. Rosales. Along with being an outdoor program student guide, Shelly participated in the ski club and was a stage craft teacher’s assistant. In the fall of 2006 she studied abroad in New Zealand. She was also on the crew and softball teams for part of her time at St. Lawrence.

Shelly was drawn to St. Lawrence’s active and motivated student population, both in terms of academics and extra-curricular activities. In her freshman year, she joined the softball team, as well as the Outdoor Program Guide Program, where she focused on backcountry and telemark skiing and white water kayaking. Shelly became involved with the Ski Club and helped organize weekly ski trips, recruited members, sold T-shirts, and even co-hosted a rail jam.

On the academic side, she was a government major, but appreciated the range of course St. Lawrence offered to fill requirements- from Musics of the World to Public Speaking. During her semester abroad in New Zealand, she realized how much the environment meant to her. Not only did she want to study it, she wanted to make a career out of protecting it. She learned about the environmental studies-government combined major option and immediately figured out how she could fulfill the requirements in her last three semesters. She focused her studies on climate change and attended 13th Conference of the Parties of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change with fellow student and roommate Kate Olsen ’08 and Dr. Jon Rosales. Her senior independent project analyzed three states climate change legislation. These experiences helped prepare her for her professional life after St. Lawrence.

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