Sita Nyame ’18 (CLAS), today an environmental engineering major at UConn, is working with the Eversource Energy Center at UConn Tech Park to develop a prediction model for wildfires, the start of a promising research career.
Nyame spent her childhood in Ghana, an area that is particularly vulnerable to the effects of global climate change.
“When I was young, I saw a lot of environmental issues and didn’t understand why governments wouldn’t deal with it,” Nyame says.
This concern has followed Nyame throughout her life. When Nyame first came to UConn in 2015, she intended to major in environmental engineering, but when she took an introductory anthropology course, she fell in love with the subject. Read the full story here.