Getting to Know You – Katie Greiner

My name is Katie Greiner. I am senior and an Elementary and Adolescent Education Major with minors in Deafness and Hearing Studies and Special Education at the University Park Campus. I currently live in State College, PA, but I am from a small town outside of Philadelphia Area. After I receive my bachelor’s degree, I want to go to graduate school for Special Education. My goal after graduate school is to work as a Special Education Teacher in an elementary school setting. I am taking this course to fulfill a major requirement. An interesting fact about me is that I love to travel. I have been to Asia and Europe and will be completing my student teaching in New Zealand.

An environment issue discussed in the Module 1 that is important is the concept of ethics. The concept of ethics discussed the ecological costs of humans conducting environmental changes. This issue is important because many humans neglect to think about how much they impact their own environment. Littering is a great example of how individuals can impact their own community by neglecting to throw away their trash properly and harming the ecological system that they live in. Littering can become a great issue in a community and ecological environment, if the problem is not stopped and controlled. There are many other small ways that humans negatively impact the environment on an individual scale, such as not recycling, all the way to a global scale, pollution for example.

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  1. Hey Katie,

    My name is Jim, good reading your post. Here’s a link to my blog: http://geog030.dutton.psu.edu/2016/01/20/getting-to-know-jim-shaud/

    Very cool how you traveled in Asia and Europe. Becoming a special education teacher is very fulfilling and I wish you the best of luck. Totally agree about the importance of ethics and the environment. People having an understanding and taking a responsibility for their surroundings is a key to treating the earth with respect.

    Shout-out to the outside Philly area.

    Jim

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