Whitney Boger says she has been interested in the environment since she was seven years old. "I started an environmental club in fourth grade," she says.
Today, Whitney is combining her interest in the environment and her aptitude for math and science by studying environmental engineering. She says her decision to come to SMU's Lyle School was an easy one. "They were the only school I looked at that offered an undergraduate degree in environmental engineering," she says.
"I've heard so much about children in Third World countries dying because of bad water," she says. "I'd like to work on that." Whitney says she hopes to join the Peace Corps after graduation.
Whitney works as an office assistant for the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering and also is involved with several environmental and engineering organizations on campus. She's president of the SMU Environmental Society, secretary of the student chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and webmaster for Women in Science and Engineering.
She says she hopes to get an internship with the Environmental Protection Agency next summer.