Alumni Spotlight: Mischael Anilus
Q: What is your current educational or job status?
A: I am currently a sophomore at Tufts University studying mechanical engineering and physics.
Q: What is your ultimate career goal?
A: Right now I’m not sure where I want to go, possibly into research in order to get some publications.
Q: Have you done anything environmentally related since this program? (volunteering, classes, jobs, etc).
A: I’ve done some volunteering / trash pick up since my time at Mill River. I’ve also done several environmental engineering projects. In high school, for my capstone project which I needed to do in order to graduate, I chose to create a rain barrel water filter. This could be used to filter acid rain and contaminated water, and could be an easily transportable source of clean water. During freshman year of college, I took a design / biomimicry course in which all of our designs had to be based off of the environment.
Q: What was your favorite part of being a Steward?
A: My favorite part of being a Steward was being able to take a break and learn about the environment that I grew up in.
Q: How has your experience as a Steward influenced your life?
A: Definitely an appreciation for the environment, and I would say a good eye. For example (even four years later), when traveling I still notice the changes in flora from area to area, which I find really fascinating and definitely came from my time at Mill River.