May 17 2012

Hello, Goodbye to Global Site Plans – The GRID

Oh, Global Site Planswhere did those 6 months go?

After I graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s in English & American Literature, I reached a revelation – I wished I had studied environmental science. During my long contemplation in finding a detour to reach that obscure goal, I realized that I could go to graduate school for environmental science, but first I would need at least some experience with the subject.

This thought process led me to spreading the word to all my friends and family about my career change, which ended up with one of my friends informing me about an internship with Global Site PlansThe GRID. I could not have been more thankful for that turn in events.

I understand that environmental design is not necessarily science, but I knew that this experience would benefit me (and it has!) by exposing and teaching me how environmental science is the fundamental basis to other environmental disciplines and concerns.

My time at Global Site Plans has come to a close after a short 6-months, and during that time, I was exposed to a variety of topics surrounding different aspects of environmental design. My most proud and favorite topic to write about was “Vertical Farming in Los Angeles: Future Skyscraping Architecture because I feel like this topic best demonstrates the intersection between environmental science and environmental design.

GSP has been the stepping-stone that provided me the knowledge and background to demonstrate my interest and concern for the environment, and my experience writing for The GRID has empowered me with the edge I needed to apply for graduate school.

Thank you Renée van Staveren, for editing my blogs, and essentially being my number one reader. And thank you to everyone who has read my work, and to the environmental topics and companies whose existence inspired me to write.

So for now, hello goodbye GSP.

Benjamin Ha

Benjamin Ha recently graduated as an Honors Scholar from New York University with a Bachelor’s in English and American Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing. Prior to Global Site Plans, Ben’s experiences revolved primarily around issues of public health. After realizing that the environment plays a critical role in the effects of public health, his interests gravitated toward understanding the interaction between the social and natural environment. In the near future, he hopes to pursue a Master’s in Environmental Science after obtaining a Global Sustainability Certification at UCLA. Ben is originally from the Bay Area in California, and now resides in Los Angeles.

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