Assistant Admission Counselor
- Class of 2020
- POE: Environmental Science
- Activities: Cheerleading, Tour Guide, Omicron Delta Kappa, Eagle Ambassadors, Spanish Club, Women in Martial Arts
Stephanie Letourneau is a senior studying environmental science. As a prospective student, she found herself captivated by the variety of opportunities Juniata had to offer and the sense of community on campus. Everyone Stephanie met while visiting was friendly, and wanted to support her as she pursued her passions. After hearing from students about their experiences, stories, and life on campus, she realized she either wanted to become one of them, or befriend them. She did both.
During her first year, Stephanie was passionate about sharing her Juniata experiences with others early on, and began working as an Admission Counselor Student Assistant. She has also become a blogger and tour guide. In addition, she is a cheerleader for both football and basketball. Stephanie took advantage of Pennsylvania’s natural world, and spent a semester at the Raystown Field Station taking courses related to aquatic ecology. During her time at the field station, she was able to conduct research and participate in an aquatic vegetation survey with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Stephanie also pursued her dream of studying abroad in the Galapagos Islands, where she studied marine ecology thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Stephanie has used her summers working as an environmental education intern at the Audubon Naturalist Society, and as a research intern in the Environmental Science Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As a recipient of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, she completed her internship at the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia.
Stephanie has her own blog about her journey in the environmental science field, her experiences while studying abroad in the Galapagos Islands, and her Hollings internship here at CBNERR. You can find her blog here: https://environmentalpassion.wordpress.com/