Kirsten Walsh, Environmental Science

Kirsten Walsh, Environmental Science Major

Kirsten Walsh '17


Kirsten Walsh is an Environmental Science major, with a passion for international stewardship.  Growing up in a military family, Kirsten has called many places around the world “home,” and has always been interested in the interconnectedness of her global community.  She first became interested in socio-environmental issues while on a high school service trip to Zambia to improve drinking water access in rural areas.  Since coming to Dickinson, Kirsten’s studies have focused on the global implications of climate change and her future career as a U.S. Army Officer.

Kirsten’s Dickinson experience has taken her to Rwanda to teach English to Rwandan military officers, and to Denmark to study Arctic glaciology and renewable energy systems.  During her semester abroad in Copenhagen, Kirsten worked as a blogger for the Danish Institute of Study Abroad’s Environmental Science of the Arctic department.  

On campus, you’ll find Kirsten exercising before the sun rises with Army ROTC, giving tours for Admissions, brewing fresh coffee at The Peddler, and working as a First Year Mentor.  In her free time, Kirsten loves to run and hike, paint cards for friends, and practice yoga at Simply Well in downtown Carlisle.