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Olivia Allen, BSc Environmental Science

Olivia Allen

BSc in Environmental Science

(2015)

“I expected RRU to be beautiful, challenging and full of new experiences. And it was.”

“I chose the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science at Royal Roads University because the condensed program enabled me to finish my third and fourth years of study in just 12 months, and I was drawn to Vancouver Island’s beauty.

The campus is gorgeous and the surroundings were deeply incorporated into my learnings. My major project inventoried invasive species on campus, and ecology class took us along the trails, learning about the diversity of flora and fauna as we walked.

Before attending RRU, I was an environmental lab technician. Now I am a project coordinator for a water education and water sector professional development non-profit. Two years after graduation, I can say I’ve found a meaningful job that I truly love. I’ve had the opportunity to travel throughout Canada, and to India, continually learning about water and its related challenges in various regions with an employer that lets me lead, experiment and excel.

My decision to study at RRU enabled positive change in my life: professionally, I’ve had more job interviews, offers and opportunities with my BSc designation. Personally, I’ve gained a deeper understanding of our natural world.”