I love that AULA looks at every applicant as a whole person. It’s not about your GRE score or your GPA. What they ask is, “are you someone who is ready to truly dive in and become the person you want to be, and how can we help develop in that direction?” In the Urban Sustainability program, we get into the community and walk in the shoes we want to be in as soon as we start the program. I’ve gotten a huge jump start in my career because of the skills I’ve gained and the connections I’ve made here… There’s the saying ‘ignorance is bliss.’ That’s absolutely not a possibility after going through [the Urban Sustainability] program.
Danielle is the education manager for the Discovery Science Center in Orange, CA. Her interests include surfing, live music, and science.