This term went by really fast. Especially this course went by in what felt like just a couple of weeks. In preparation for this wrap-up journal, I had a look back at my very first journal from the first week of classes. In that journal, I talked about my insecurity about how my knowledge of various aspects of sustainability and current climate change issues is not expansive or sufficient enough. I've truly felt imposter syndrome for my whole undergraduate experience as an Environmental Science major. However, thanks to Professor Kai Chan and this course, I definitely feel a lot more confident to speak on various issues such as overconsumption, the water crisis, plastic pollution, etc. For my whole undergrad experience, I felt as though none of the courses I was taking really taught me real-world issues and were always more "sciencey" courses such as chemistry, ecology, and statistics. This course however equipped me with the ability to think critically, have hard conversations, and provided more knowledge on a variety of important current issues.
I will thoroughly miss being in this environment weekly when next semester rolls around.