Nicole Catino


SCA 2014 – Pittsburgh

Green Cities Sustainability Fellow | Pittsburgh PA

Hometown: Riegelsville, PA

School: Lafayette College, Class of 2013

Major: Engineering Studies, German

As a Fellow in our Pittsburgh-based Green Cities Program this summer, Nicole Catino is coordinating a pair of neighborhood energy blitzes, in which dozens of volunteers will go door-to-door distributing reusable grocery bags packed with supplies for upping household energy efficiency.

Keep up with Nicole on the Follow Me Field Blog as she tackles this formidable project.


Dream Job: Something where I can simultaneously help the earth and its people

Current favorite song: New Way by Ana Diaz

The person(s) who inspires me most (are)… my parents

If I could pass a law… I would have everyone travel abroad and participate in an extensive and engaging diversity training.

If I was a shape shifter I’d turn into… a halcyon

My motto: Live with purpose

My most memorable outdoor moment: Trekking in Nepal and waking up to see the sun rise over the Himalayas

What forces, events, or influences in your life inspired you to become a conservationist? When I was younger my family often went hiking and camping in the many National Parks we visited on our cross-country road trips, and so my love of nature and traveling was born. As I grew older I became increasingly interested in the intricate relationship between society and the environment, and my education as an Engineering Studies major was a great way to combine my technical interests with my desire help other people. Like many great people have stated, I believe that climate change is the greatest moral issue of our time and I want to do my part to make the world a better place. Naturally, being a conservationist is a fitting solution and directly in line with my values.

Hear more from Nicole this month on the Follow Me Field Blog.

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