Scholar Spotlight: Rosemary Galdamez
Bright Scholar at the University of Iowa
Bright Scholar, Rosemary Galdamez is an Environmental Science major with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She attends Iowa State University and is expected to graduate in Spring of 2022.
How are you exploring your career and preparing yourself for life after college?
I have had the incredible opportunity to work in two different labs with amazing people in my field. I also have been able to learn more about water quality issues, management practices and research practices. I believe the connections I’ve made and the skills I have gained through these experiences will help me greatly after graduation.
What advice would you give to someone who is considering applying for the Bright Scholars or Lois Dale Bright Scholarship?
Throughout my three years in college, I have felt and appreciated the support from the Lois Dale Foundation. I strongly encourage anyone considering applying to the Lois Dale Bright Scholarship to do so.
What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?
I was the conference chair for my sorority and, after months of planning, we were able to host Latina students from Marshalltown High School. We taught them about college and provided resources to help them with their preparation. It was heartwarming to hear about the impact the conference had on the participants. It was a very rewarding experience.
What is your favorite class and why?
I loved my Ecofeminism course because it was the perfect combination of my major and my minor, and I am passionate about both. It was eye-opening to learn about agriculture in different cultures and the relationship women have had, and continue to have, with the environment.
Who is your biggest inspiration and why?
My parents are my biggest inspiration because of all the sacrifices they have made to help me pursue higher education. They have been my biggest supporters, and it means the world to me to celebrate my accomplishments with them.