“The intersection between urban systems, green living, and public health fascinates me,” Bianca Shulaker says. Working for The Trust for Public Land, she puts her passion and science skills to work every day. The trust focuses on ensuring that the 80 percent of Americans who live in or near cities have easy access to safe, green places—and aren’t disconnected from nature. “I love that central to our environmental mission is community, and our work has significant, long-lasting impact,” she says. Shulaker credits the practicum in preparing her for the working world. “Seeing a project from start to finish, formulating research questions, incorporating professional input, working in a team and seeing how your contribution fits into the larger project were really valuable,” she says.