Shannon Banner: Graduate Student of the Week

Kernersville, NC

Undergraduate Degree
BS Biological Engineering
NC AT State University

Who is your advisor and what are you studying?

Dr. John Classen, The environmental and economic trade-offs of alternative technologies for animal waste management and nutrient recovery

What first made you interested in this field?

The complex and beautiful relationship between humans and the environment. As a society that coexists with nature, we as engineers and scientists have a responsibility to ensure that both are cared for and that one does not succeed at the expense of the other.

What do you like most about BAE as a field or the department?

The amazing faculty, staff, and students that make the BAE a family.

What is a little known or fun fact about you?

I have the same birthday as Albert Einstein. One of my favorite quotes of his is “if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”