Emily Simkins '21

Sustainability Advocate, Mini Dorms
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Emily was a senior studying Neuroscience and Behavior and minoring in Zoology with a focus on Animal Behavior and Conservation. As a native of Fryeburg, Maine, she has always enjoyed being in nature with her family and learning about the environmental issues facing the White Mountains and Western Maine Lakes Region. Emily has been the Sustainability Advocate in the Mini Dorms since the fall semester 2019 and President of UNH’s Knitting Club since the fall semester 2018. Emily is very passionate about sustainability and helping others. As a Sustainability Advocate, she has taken pride in being able to learn about campus sustainability initiatives, collaborate with other advocates in residence hall program planning, share sustainable practices with her fellow residents, and assist the Mini Dorms’ hall council in planning events and socials that are sustainability-conscious. Emily was part of UNH’s Spring 2021 B Impact Clinic, where she worked with teams of student consultants to learn about the role of B Corps in the economy and to consult with regional businesses to help them complete the B Impact Assessment—the comprehensive tool used by businesses to become B Corp certification.