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Margot Zuckerman, '18

HometownMargot Zuckerman

Manhattan Beach, California and New York City, New York


World traveler

Margot has spent her summers studying abroad. The SIT program, "Renewable Energy Technology and Resource Economics" brought her to Iceland, where she got a hands-on look at the local and global impact of renewable energy. In addition to classes and fishing for cod with her host family, Margot conducted an independent research project evaluating the sustainability of Icelandic geothermal greenhouse production. The following summer, she conducted a research internship at HafenCity University in Hamburg, Germany. 

Bringing sustainability to dining halls

Margot's most meaningful extracurricular activities have focused on changing what Northwestern students eat. She is a member of Real Food at NU (NURF), which campaigns to provide more local, fair trade and organic food on campus. As a Sustainability Intern for NU Dining, she has been working to change the Northwestern community's food-sourcing, preparation and consumption practices.

"I chose Weinberg because I wanted to be surrounded by students who share my curiosity, determination, and dedication; and yet, they have many different cultural identities and viewpoints."

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