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Robyn LomenzoI transferred into Biology my sophomore year and graduated in 2013 with a BS in Biology (Ecology and Conservation).  I did not know what a positive impact the department would have on my life.  The Biology department offers many courses with hands-on labs.  One of the highlights of my time at WCU was the electric and passionate faculty.  They exposed me to a more global thinking mindset, large-scale environmental concerns, and how to critically assess these as an individual. After an internship at Tyler Arboretum, I was introduced to the native plant movement.  I went on to work at two small native plant nurseries, Longwood Gardens, and North Creek Nurseries.  Alongside my upper level courses and continued outside exposure, I developed a strong desire to work towards projects larger than myself restoring environmental sites and connecting to communities.  I am now extraordinarily happy to say I have been accepted at the State University of New York’s Environmental Science and Forestry College to pursue my Masters in Landscape Architecture.