Cori Ann Grant is a transfer student majoring in Data Science with a minor in Environmental Science. Cori’s interest in sustainability and conservation is fueled by her belief that this planet is our home, and we should never stop fighting for it. Nature is a part of us all and it is our duty to protect it for as long and as effectively as possible. We need people on the ground doing the hard labor of putting conservation and sustainability efforts into action, but we also need to make sure that those efforts are efficient and well-planned so they can make the most impact. Cori wants to take data analysis to conservation and sustainability efforts to make sure we’re implementing the best plan of action to save our planet with the time and resources available to us.
This summer, Cori volunteered at Black Hawk State Park in Moline, IL and helped the site technician with conservation efforts on the grounds, such as prairie management, tree planting, invasive species removal, and litter cleanups. She currently volunteers at Table to Table and aids in their efforts to decrease food waste in Iowa City. As an intern for the Office of Sustainability, Cori will be aiding in research projects under the guidance of Dr. Demir and will get to assist in bringing the impact of data analysis on conservation and sustainability efforts to life.