Minoli attends Vanderbilt University, majoring in Environmental Science and Sustainability. Throughout her time at Cheshire High School she was a distinguished honor roll student, committed leader of the Conservation Club, active member of FRC Team 999, artist, and published author. Reaching out to the Werth Center for Marine and Coastal Studies at Southern Connecticut State University, she engaged in extensive field work at Hammonasset Beach over the summer where she studied beach erosion after Hurricane Sandy.
Inspired by her trip to the Galapagos Islands her sophomore year, she founded the nonprofit Guardians of the Galapagos where she raised over $1,300 for invasive species research. Through her interactive website, informative book, and digital blog, Minoli is educating people on the devastating impact of human activity and invasive species on endemic populations. Furthermore, as a leader at the Yale Girls Science Investigation Program, she hopes to empower future generations of women through environmental activism and awareness.
We are pleased to present Minoli with a $1,000 scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.