2019 Rider Profile: Casey Cook

Meet Casey Cook, fourteenth in the 2019 series of rider profiles. Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate.

As a member of the Brethren church I have a very strong connection to the environment. My father is an environmental scientist and I grew up camping, hiking, climbing, and doing a whole manor of outdoor activities with my whole family. I just finished my Junior year at Penn State and I am majoring in Middle School Social Studies Education. I think that it is incredibly important to teach about environmental issues even in social studies classes. As a teacher I hope to teach my students about the world and instill the same connection to the environment in them that I have.

Casey off-bike and on her way to Capitol Hill 2017

One cause I believe in that helps the environment is not participating in Fast Fashion. Companies like Target, Walmart, Old Navy, and many others design clothes that are only meant to be worn for one season. As a poor college student the way I avoid this is buying most or all of my clothing second hand. I am also the President of the Three Broomsticks Club which is the Harry Potter fan club at Penn State.

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