Brisa Yonzon hopes one day to become a climatologist for the Bureau of Meteorology. To help her get there, she’s studying a Bachelor of Environmental Science at RMIT.
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Getting involved with volunteer and mentoring programs at RMIT has expanded my knowledge of the university and increased my commitment to the community.
My interest in weather science was sparked after seeing the movie, The Day After Tomorrow when I was in high school.
I chose to study at RMIT because it’s known for its active engagement with industry and community.
Getting involved with volunteer and mentoring programs at RMIT has expanded my knowledge of the university and increased my commitment to the community. I've met the best people through these avenues and encourage other students to get involved and care about their university.
I worked part-time in a soil and agricultural laboratory and a coal laboratory throughout my studies. The work I did as part of my degree really helped support my technical skills and knowledge.
I'm looking forward to completing the environmental research project and heading to Vietnam on a study tour during the last semester of my degree.
My advice to future RMIT students would be to have an open mind and be a 'yes' person - opportunities will flow your way. I also suggest you try to take the initiative and be an active member of the RMIT community. What you receive in return is invaluable and it will be something you carry with you forever.
My ultimate goal is to work for the Bureau of Meteorology as a climatologist. It'll be smooth sailing if it all goes according to plan; however if it doesn't, I'll just take a detour.