Sharon Hartzell is a sophomore at The College of William & Mary, where she is studying Chemistry and Environmental Science. Sharon is an active member of William & Mary's Student Environmental Action Coalition, which is involved with a number of environmental initiatives on campus and in the wider community. She is also involved with chemistry research and is the secretary of Chemistry Club. Sharon has always had an interest in writing. She is a staff writer for The DoG Street Journal, a campus news magazine, and blogs for William & Mary's Committee on Sustainability. She volunteers in a third-grade classroom at Matthew Whaley Elementary School, with the RealFood Williamsburg Community Co-Op, and with the Buddy Ball League, a baseball league for children with special needs.