Shoshana Nachman

Major: Environmental Science

Shoshana Nachman hiking

Shoshana Nachman spent her childhood enjoying the great outdoors — hiking, biking, rafting and kayaking with family. Time in the woods and on trails, rivers and lakes gave her an appreciation of nature and a desire to preserve and protect it.

“I’ve always loved the environment and being outside,” says the Howard County native.

That’s why Nachman found her social niche at Towson University in the rock climbing club and other outdoor adventure groups.

It’s also why environmental science was a natural choice when it came time to pick a major.

TU’s environmental science program is helping Nachman turn her passion into a career, with coursework and research opportunities that she says are preparing her for jobs in environmental conservation or graduate school.

As a senior, she’s already putting her education into practice, working at the Oregon Ridge park and nature center in Cockeysville, Md., as a naturalist.

Nachman is glad she chose to attend Towson because the university is big enough to offer a range of social and academic options, while at the same time being small enough that you don’t get lost in the crowd — especially with the faculty.

 “They care about how you do, and look out for you,” says Nachman. “They want you to do well.”