Scholar Profile: Exploring new horizons, finding sustainable solutions

Author: Ryan Milburn

Angela Dunsmoor Connor

Angela Dunsmoor-Connor’s father was an organic farmer in Lihue, Hawaii—an upbringing that brought to her attention the ways in which humans impact the environment—and vice versa. The junior environmental engineering major hopes to one day design sustainable windmills and alternative energy technologies.

In Spring 2016, Angela will pursue her passion by traveling to Singapore to study environmental design at the National University of Singapore. “I’ve been passionate about the environment for a long time,” Angela says. “Hopefully I’ll have the opportunity to conduct research in Singapore—in a different environment with different challenges.”

Angela’s Singapore trip is one of many experiences she and her fellow AnBryce Scholars are seizing at Notre Dame.

“We have great passion and drive because we’re the first in our families going to college,” Angela says of the AnBryce Scholars. “This experience is opening a new horizon for us and we’ll definitely fight to be successful. For a lot of us, this is our last saving grace—our chance to explore our passion and really put our heart into it. And that’s what I’m doing.”

Sarah Kubinski contributed to the editing of this story.