Name: Laura Blevins
Major: Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology Track
Class Position: Junior
Hometown: Pasadena, MD
Last summer, Laura had the pleasure of serving as a sustainability intern for Cristal Global, a world-wide manufacturing company specializing in titanium dioxide. Throughout the summer, Laura corresponded with plant engineers across the world in countries including Australia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, France, and the UK. Through carbon emission documentation, Laura was able to provide Cristal Global with a carbon footprint analysis for each of their seven production facilities.
On campus, Laura has been active with the Biodiesel Club. As the club secretary, she looks forward to assisting with implementing designs for their production facilities, as well as educating students on the importance of alternative energy resources.
Apart from her environmental work, Laura is a proud member of UMBC’s Honors College, an employee of the Campus Information Center, and a member of UMBC’s Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoys playing the violin on Sundays in Faith Baptist Church’s orchestra, and long distance running.