My name is Meera Nadathur and I live in Cincinnati, OH. This year I am a freshman at OSU and I have chosen to major in forestry, fisheries, and wildlife. I chose this major because I have been interested in animals and nature for as long as I can remember. When I lived in Illinois, I loved catching frogs in the wetland in my backyard and watching deer and cranes. After moving to Cincinnati, I enjoyed looking for animals in the creek in my backyard and watching animals in other parts of the woods. My goal for my major is to obtain a job that involves working in the field with animals and nature. I would love to help solve environmental problems, especially those involving endangered species.
One way I have already done work with nature is through 4-H. I have presented multiple projects about various environmental issues, including climate change and water quality. My projects have received recognition at both county and state level. I have also presented research about environmental issues at my high school’s science fair and advanced to presenting my research at University of Cincinnati twice. I took a class about birds at Stone Lab this summer and I loved running cross country and track in high school. Some other interests of mine that are not directly related to nature are cooking, reading, and doing puzzles. I am very excited to be a part of ENR Scholars as I think it will be great to get to know people who are also passionate about nature and help improve the environment with them.