Guadalupe “Lupe” Munoz Rocha

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My background: I was born in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the University of Iowa in May 2019 with a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and Certificate of Sustainability. Currently, I am attending graduate school here at the College of Engineering to get a Masters in Environmental Engineering. I was the greenhouse gas inventory intern for Johnson County from 2018-2019. I am currently involved in the Sustainability Committee of GSS and part of the Green Initiatives Fund Committee. I am also participating as a mentee for the USS program. At the Office of Sustainability and the Environment I am currently in charge of researching pesticide use and land management on campus. My career and academic goals include getting a Masters in Business and opening my own environmental consulting company. 

Why I’m passionate about sustainability: I am not sure when I became interested in sustainability, but most of my career/academic choices were influenced by the things I learned in my human geography classes in high school. My specific interests within sustainability have to do with the relationship between the environment and public health. I became a civil engineer because I wanted to be able to find solutions to infrastructure while using sustainability principles. However, feeling unsatisfied I decided to continue my education, this time in environmental engineering because I want to be able to help others take preventative measures as cities are expanding. 

Contact me about: Greenhouse Gases​, Pesticides, Environmental Engineering