Student Profile

Elisia Gonzalez

I am a senior geography major and sociology minor who grew up in the impoverished Southside community of Syracuse. Seeing the juxtaposition of deep impoverished communities next to upper-middle income communities is shocking and something I want to investigate. In addition, I have lived in food deserts in the Southside for almost 17 years. My interests are in environmental justice and racism as well as water quality and water access which is becoming all the more relevant with the changes to our environment. My plans after graduation are up in the air as of right now, but I am leaning towards getting a job in the local Syracuse area and am hoping to tackle environmental problems and issues.