Alenka Figa, Summer 2011 Intern
8.28.11 Update: Alenka Figa finished her tour of duty as Blue Planet Green Living’s summer intern, and is now a contributing writer. ~ Julia Wasson, Publisher
Alenka Figa is an English major at Grinnell College, and currently faces the terrifying prospect of being a Senior. She doesn’t know what she wants to do with her degree, although writing of some sort sounds nice.
Alenka has always been interested in environmentalism, but despite being from Iowa, she didn’t set foot on a farm until college. An alternative spring break trip to an organic farm recently strengthened her belief that to better our world, we must invest in sustainability. She also developed a love for sifting dirt, and learned that cows do not have teeth on their upper jaw.
During her remaining time at Grinnell, Alenka has focused on taking the strangest literature classes offered. Next semester she’ll be taking a seminar that focuses on protagonists who have neurological disorders. She is open to book recommendations.