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Chloe Fox

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Bio

Originally from England, but currently living in Raleigh, NC, I’m a senior at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, NC. In fall 2024, I will study Environmental Science at the University of Natural Resources at NC State University. Additionally, I hope to pursue a degree in Business (supply chain management). In school, I am president of Eco Club, and participate in many other clubs and affinity groups. Additionally, I am student leader of Ravenscroft's Sustainability Committee. I am a three-time bronze award winner of the Presidential Service Award (2021, 2022, & 2023). I am also part of National Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society. In addition to this, I played year-round club volleyball for a nationally ranked team (NC Volleyball Academy) where I was also the captain (2018-2023). Outside of school, I love playing volleyball with friends, cooking/baking, and pursuing my passions of photography, horticulture, and traveling. I also work part-time as a supervisor and lifeguard at Lifetime Fitness in Raleigh. Having lived in Germany for the first five years of my life, I have a global mindset. I am always open to new perspectives and think the key to success is being able to collaborate with others and build on each others knowledge. Having lived in Germany for the first five years of my life, I have a global mindset. I am always open to new perspectives and think the key to success is being able to collaborate with others and build on each others knowledge.

Education

Ravenscroft School

High School
2011 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy
    • Environmental Design
    • Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians
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  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Renewables & Environment

    • Dream career goals:

      not sure

    • Pool Attendant, Lifeguard, Supervisor (promoted 3 times over the course of 2 years)

      Lifetime Fitness
      2022 – Present2 years

    Sports

    Volleyball

    Club
    2018 - 20235 years

    Awards

    • Sportsmanship Award

    Volleyball

    Varsity
    2020 - 20233 years

    Awards

    • Coaches Award
    • Sportsmanship Award

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Friends of Wake County Animal ShelterStudent Ambassador/Volunteer
      2022 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Triangle Land ConservancyStudent Ambassador/Volunteer
      2020 – Present
    • Volunteering

      Note In the PocketStudent Volunteer
      2016 – Present
    • Volunteering

      PORCH CommunitiesStudent Volunteer
      2018 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Biff McGhee Memorial Scholarship
    Growing up amidst the rolling hills of Britain and the picturesque landscapes of Germany, my early years were infused with the beauty and tranquility of the outdoors. From the age of 6 months, my family's relocation to Germany sparked a deep connection with nature that would shape my worldview and career aspirations in profound ways. It was in those formative years that my fascination with the environment took root, and the vibrant shades of green became my favorite color, symbolizing the boundless vitality and splendor of the natural world. This affection for nature was further nurtured by my grandmother, whose love for gardening and the outdoors was nothing short of infectious. Residing in Sheffield, England, my grandmother's garden was a sanctuary of colors, fragrances, and life. As a young child, I found myself drawn to the rhythmic dance of the flowers, the soothing rustle of leaves, and the gentle hum of bees pollinating under the warm sun. Her passion for nurturing life, whether through planting seeds, pruning bushes, or simply basking in the serenity of her garden, instilled within me a profound sense of wonder and reverence for the natural world. As I grew older, my love for the outdoors blossomed, fueled by cherished memories of exploring woodlands, picnicking in meadows, and marveling at the starry expanse of the night sky. Each experience deepened my appreciation for the intricate beauty and interconnectedness of nature, igniting a desire to safeguard its wonders for future generations. Throughout my journey, my grandmother remained a guiding light, her love for gardening serving as a constant source of inspiration and wisdom. Her unwavering dedication to cultivating life from the earth, coupled with her deep-rooted connection to the land, instilled in me a profound sense of responsibility towards environmental stewardship. Her influence sparked my desire to pursue a career in the outdoors, driven by a passion to protect and preserve the natural world. From studying environmental science to engaging in conservation efforts, I am committed to honoring her legacy by advocating for sustainable practices and fostering a deeper appreciation for the environment in all aspects of life. As I embark on this journey, I carry with me the lessons of my upbringing and the invaluable guidance of my grandmother. Her love for the outdoors continues to inspire me, fueling my determination to make a positive impact on the world around me and ensuring that future generations inherit a planet teeming with life, beauty, and opportunity.
    Shays Scholarship
    Pursuing higher education is a multifaceted journey, one driven by a ton of motivations ranging from personal growth to societal impact. For many, it's about expanding their horizons, acquiring specialized knowledge, and honing critical thinking skills that can propel them toward fulfilling careers and meaningful contributions to their communities. When it comes to environmental science, my motivation is rooted in a deep concern for the planet and a desire to mitigate the adverse impacts of human activities on the environment. It's a field that beckons those who are passionate about preserving our natural world for future generations and addressing pressing issues like climate change, pollution, and habitat destruction. The prospect of being at the forefront of research and innovation in these areas is undeniably exciting. Environmental science is inherently interdisciplinary, drawing from fields such as biology, chemistry, geology, and sociology to understand the complex interactions between human societies and the natural environment. This interdisciplinary approach is one of the most compelling aspects of the field, as it allows for a holistic understanding of environmental issues and the development of solutions. As an environmental scientist, I'll have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics, from ecosystem dynamics to environmental policy, and to collaborate with experts across various disciplines to tackle these challenges head-on. What excites me most about environmental science is its potential for real-world impact. By conducting research, analyzing data, and communicating findings to policymakers and the public, environmental scientists play a crucial role in shaping environmental policy, driving sustainable practices, and fostering stewardship of the Earth's resources. Whether it's designing renewable energy systems, restoring ecosystems, or advocating for environmental justice, my work will have far-reaching implications for both people and the planet. NC State University offers an ideal environment for studying environmental science, with its strong emphasis on research, innovation, and community engagement. The university's proximity to diverse ecosystems, research facilities, and industry partners provides ample opportunities for hands-on learning and collaboration. Additionally, NC State's commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship aligns perfectly with the values of aspiring environmental scientists, offering a supportive and inspiring academic environment in which to pursue your passions. As I embark on my journey at NC State University, I have no doubt that I'll find myself immersed in a world of discovery, learning, and meaningful engagement with the pressing environmental issues of our time. My pursuit of higher education in environmental science is not only a testament to my own aspirations but also a powerful commitment to creating a more sustainable and resilient future for all.
    Ventana Ocean Conservation Scholarship
    The protection of our oceans is a cause that resonates deeply with me, driven by a deep understanding of the vital role oceans play in sustaining life on Earth. As an individual deeply concerned about environmental issues (and hoping to major in environmental science in college), my commitment to ocean conservation stems from recognizing the interconnectedness of ecosystems and the crucial services oceans provide to the planet. Oceans cover over 70% of the Earth's surface, serving as a primary regulator of climate, a source of biodiversity, and a key provider of resources essential for human survival. They play a fundamental role in regulating the climate by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through photosynthesis carried out by marine plants. Additionally, oceans support a vast array of marine life, providing sustenance and livelihoods for millions of people around the world. However, the health of our oceans is under unprecedented threat due to human activities. Overfishing, pollution, climate change, and habitat destruction pose severe risks to marine ecosystems. The consequences of these threats extend beyond the ocean's borders, affecting weather patterns, global food security, and the overall health of the planet. With a degree focused on environmental science and conservation, my goal is to contribute actively to protecting and restoring our oceans. I believe in the power of scientific knowledge and technological innovation to address the complex challenges facing marine environments. Through my studies, I aim to gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of marine ecosystems, including their vulnerabilities and resilience. One avenue through which I plan to make a meaningful impact is through research and advocacy. By researching marine ecosystems, I hope to contribute valuable insights that can inform conservation strategies and policy decisions. This may involve studying the effects of climate change on coral reefs, researching sustainable fisheries management practices, or investigating innovative solutions to combat ocean pollution. Equipped with a solid foundation in environmental science, I also plan to engage in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the importance of ocean conservation. Public education is a powerful tool for driving change, and by sharing knowledge about the interconnectedness of human activities and the health of our oceans, I aim to inspire others to join the collective effort to protect our marine environments. Additionally, I plan to collaborate with organizations dedicated to ocean conservation. Whether working with non-profits, research institutions, or governmental agencies, these collaborations can amplify the impact of conservation initiatives. By connecting with like-minded individuals and organizations, I hope to contribute to the development and implementation of effective conservation projects that address the urgent threats facing our oceans. In conclusion, my passion for protecting our oceans is rooted in a deep appreciation for the intricate web of life that depends on these vast bodies of water. Through my academic pursuits and subsequent career, I aspire to leverage my degree in environmental science to actively contribute to the conservation and sustainable management of our oceans. By combining scientific knowledge with advocacy and collaboration, I aim to play a role in nurturing a future where our oceans thrive, ensuring the well-being of both marine ecosystems and the global community.
    Dennis L. N. Yakobson Scholarship Fund
    Winner
    In the face of growing environmental concerns and the need for sustainable solutions, the integration of both renewable and traditional energy sources has emerged as a crucial strategy. By leveraging the strengths of each, we can create a balanced and resilient energy landscape that meets the demands of a growing global population while minimizing environmental impact. Renewable energy sources, such as solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal, have gained significant popularity in recent years due to their clean and inexhaustible nature. Solar power, derived from harnessing sunlight through photovoltaic cells, provides a decentralized and abundant energy source. Similarly, wind energy utilizes the kinetic energy of the wind to generate electricity, offering a scalable solution for regions with varying wind patterns. Hydroelectric power, produced through the flow of water, and geothermal energy, derived from the Earth's internal heat, further contribute to the diversification of our energy portfolio. These renewable sources present several advantages. Firstly, they are sustainable in the long run, as they do not deplete finite resources. Secondly, they significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating climate change and its adverse effects. Moreover, the decentralization of renewable energy systems empowers communities and promotes energy independence. However, despite these benefits, the intermittent nature of some renewable sources poses challenges for maintaining a reliable energy supply. This is where traditional energy sources, such as fossil fuels and nuclear power, play a complementary role. Fossil fuels, including coal, oil, and natural gas, have been the backbone of global energy production for decades. While they contribute to environmental degradation through carbon emissions, advancements in technology, such as carbon capture and storage, aim to mitigate their impact. Nuclear power, although controversial due to concerns about safety and radioactive waste disposal, offers a low-carbon alternative with a consistent and reliable energy output. Nuclear fusion research, in particular, holds promise as a cleaner and safer way to harness nuclear energy. To achieve a sustainable energy future, a transition towards renewable energy sources is imperative. However, an immediate and complete shift is challenging due to infrastructural, economic, and technological constraints. Therefore, a transitional period that includes the responsible use of traditional energy sources is a pragmatic approach. In addition to technological advancements, policy frameworks and public awareness are essential components of this transition. Governments and international organizations must incentivize the adoption of renewable technologies through subsidies, tax incentives, and regulatory measures. Simultaneously, educating the public on the importance of sustainable energy practices fosters a culture of responsible consumption. In conclusion, the integration of renewable and traditional energy sources is key to achieving a sustainable and environmentally sound energy landscape. While renewables offer clean and inexhaustible options, traditional sources provide reliability and support during the transition. A balanced approach, supported by technological innovation, policy initiatives, and public engagement, will pave the way for a future where energy meets the needs of humanity without compromising the health of our planet.