Titania applied to Green Mountain College because she wanted to work with environmental policy in an environmental liberal arts college.
Titania Green ’15, is a double major in environmental studies (concentrating in environmental policy), and philosophy, with an attached pre-law certificate.
As a first-generation citizen with parents who emigrated from Jamaica to the Bronx, Titania is interested in pursuing immigration and environmental law as a post-graduate. “I’ve seen my family and friends go through the immigration process,” she said. “I’d like to go to a law school that has an environmental law and immigration concentration.”
Titania applied to Green Mountain College because she wanted to work with environmental policy in an environmental liberal arts college. GMC seemed like a perfect fit. The social sciences have intrigued Titania as long as she can remember. As she’s grown up, she has come to several realizations about its inner-workings: “Issues surrounding climate change and social justice overlap,” she said. “If you want to set precedents and make a difference, it comes back to making people accountable for their actions,” she said.
The clubs in which Titania participates reflect her ideals: she is president of the Rotaract club, a member of GMC’s Activism and philosophy clubs, is involved with the Student Campus Greening Fund, and is the director of civic engagement for Student Senate.
Although law school is on the horizon, Titania is careful not to jump in too quickly. “I’m thinking of taking one or two years off. I’m currently working on my application to the Peace Corps,” she said, “but my ultimate goal is to go to law school and get my degree.”
Titania offers a virtual roll call of professors when asked to name especially influential teachers at GMC. “Sam Edwards is great at pushing you to do your best and giving constructive criticism. Steve Fesmire is great, too; he and I designed a class looking at racism in contemporary U.S. society for my Delicate Balance class. I also couldn’t go without mentioning Tom Williams. He inspired me to look into the Peace Corps. And finally, Kevin Bubriski. I assisted his Images class. He’s such a supportive person. I love the all environmental policy and philosophy faculty. They’re all supportive and great,” she said.