Geology and Environmental Studies
Isabella Killius, a native of Nashville, plans to major in geology and environmental studies with a minor in sociology. Isabella’s dedication to environmental advocacy and justice can be seen in her involvement with student-led organizations on campus, including the Student Government Association’s Environment and Sustainability Committee as well as Students Promoting Environmental Action in Knoxville (SPEAK). Isabella has explored her interests in the natural sciences by conducting research on invasive species in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. She also expresses her love for nature through service at Pond Gap Elementary School, where she volunteers for the Garden Club and Science Saturdays. Throughout the next three years, Isabella plans to engage in the assortment of arts, advocacy, and service groups that the university has to offer, and she looks forward to giving back to UT through her positions in both Student Alumni Associates and the Honors and Scholars Ambassador Program. Isabella is incredibly grateful for the opportunities that the Haslam Scholars Program has presented, and she will continue to pursue her passions at the University of Tennessee and work toward her goal of becoming an environmental lawyer or policy-maker.