About Me

Who exactly am I?

So you maybe new to this account or you may have been following me for a while and have realised I haven’t given much info about myself anywhere and want to know more. Well, my name is Crystal and this will tell you everything you may possibly want to know about me and if you want to know more just give me a DM!

Academia:
I am a 23 year old uni student studying Environment and Business BA at the University of Leeds. I went late, I started uni at 22, originally studying Geography BSc. So I’m actually classed as a mature student (Lol).
I’ve always had an interest in the natural world, I was first introduced to the idea of global warming in primary school and from then on I always wanted to be a scientist. I chose subjects that would help me get to where I wanted to be throughout secondary school. However, I guess the education system just wasn’t for me and in the end I didn’t go university at 18. As time went on I realised I would never be happy until I was in a career that I felt had purpose, so back into the education system I went. I did an access to higher education course in humanities and social science, aced it and became the first in my family to go university!
When I got here I realised the course didn’t involve enough of the human aspect of geography, I didn’t just want to do research, I wanted to talk to people, make changes and a real difference in this world. So I reevaluated my choices, changed course and now I’m back in first year!

Things I enjoy:
I love going out for food, I just love food. I love cooking too, anything with food I LOVE.
I love listening to music, I have such a varied music taste, I listen to techno, pop, drum and bass, indie, rock, grime, rap (especially female rap) honestly I love it all, I love a good festival, anything with a good beat, I’m here for it! I do love a good party!
Travelling! Unfortunately I never travelled much as a kid, I went on my first plane at 18 on an educational with work during my apprenticeship with a travel agency. I definitely am an adventure seeker. I haven’t been to many places but I want to see it all! I still have a lot of places to see in the UK too! I haven’t been anywhere out of England!
I have also started going to the gym, usually I’ll give up in 3 weeks but I just love my new local gym the fitness classes are amazing and it’s so modern!

My career goals:
My short term goal is to really focus on my degree and get as much experience and to seek as many opportunities as I can with all things environmental related.
My long term goal is to gain as much knowledge as I can and become a sustainability consultant for businesses and large organisations I think. I wouldn’t mind being self employed and working internationally. I have large dreams. I would like to have a hand in multiple projects and really have an influence in decision making in how to fight against climate and environmental change. I would like to travel too.

Where does Going Green fit in to all this?
Going Green has just been a continuous ever changing personal project and to be honest I’m still figuring out my next move with it as my original ideas aren’t working out. But what I do know is that it has given me a platform to meet so many likeminded people and connect with some amazing organisations!

If you have got to the end of this thank you for taking the time to find out who I am! I always reply to DMs so feel free to message me! Also, I am currently looking for Part-time work so if you think you have any opportunities for me please let me know 💚

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