Elke Arnesen

Undergrad, Juniata College - Huntingdon, PA, USA
Huntingdon, PA, USA
Elke Arnesen

For a long time I thought veganism was “enough.” And though I know this lifestyle has significant effects, it’s time to dig a little deeper and become a bit more uncomfortable.

Enter my love for traveling. Our climate commands our attention, and I wouldn’t be okay with myself if I didn’t make a change. For now, I think that might mean pledging not to fly after my study abroad trip this spring. Part of me questions if I should even do that.

Currently a junior studying biochemistry. I work with the gut microbiome, specifically the effects of peanuts on bacterial communities. My lab is partnered with Penn State University for this peanut study, and I’ll be the one extracting DNA, sequencing, and running the bioinformatics.