Honoring the Best

of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources

Sarah Ko

  • Sarah Ko

Environmental Science

Outstanding Senior

The Outstanding Senior Award recognizes graduating students who have excelled academically and have improved leadership in our College.

Sarah Ko is graduating cum laude with a degree in environmental science. Her emphasis is soil biogeochemistry, and she has a geotechnology minor. In addition to her excellent scholarship, Sarah has an impressive record of internships, research and service. She worked as a biology intern for the Nevada Department of Transportation, and her responsibilities included a diverse array of field surveys, site monitoring and field work under challenging conditions. Sarah also worked with the Experiment Station’s Desert Farming Initiative for over a year doing the hands-on work of harvesting and irrigation, along with data entry. Sarah completed two community-based research projects: one with Envirolution and one with Truckee Meadows Tomorrow. In addition, she worked at the Joe Crowley Student Union and served as co-chair of a large-scale service project with Circle K International. Sarah loves the outdoors, animals and working with plants. Her future career goals include working in a research-oriented position, such as for a federal agency.

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