Meet Our Students

The Earth system science minor launched in the 2021–22 academic year. Students who have majored and minored in the departments represented in ESS can give you a great idea of what your experience will be like.

Skylin Alcorn smiling outside wearing a red jacket.

Skylin Alcorn

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
Extracurriculars: Crew, Community Chorale, College Outdoors
Satya Austin-Opper BA '22

Satya Austin-Opper

Hometown: Asheville, North Carolina
Extracurriculars: Sustainability and Climate Programs intern, College Outdoors trip leader
Aria Ballance BA '19

Aria Ballance

Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Overseas Program: India
Extracurriculars: Backpacking, climbing, camping, painting, paddle club, improv troupe
Salma Bashir BA '21

Salma Bashir

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Overseas Program: East Africa, biology
Extracurriculars: Club Rugby, Pre-Health Professions Club, Orchestra, Biology Teaching Assistant