Delene Escalona is a senior in the Department of Geological Sciences at BYU. She played water polo for 6 years, and previously played on BYU’s club team! She loves being outside, camping and reading. Delene started to get her high school associate's degree, finished it at a community college, and then transferred to BYU. She would recommend that other transfer students be on campus as much as possible, get involved, and start with a lower credit load.
Delene has always been interested in environmental work. She was first a civil engineering major but discovered geology to be a better fit. She has always been interested in earth science and collected rocks as a kid. Delenes' dad studied civil engineering at BYU and seeing him work in stream restoration, fisheries, and dams have made a big impact on her current pursuits. Her father works for NOAH where he helps design and approves environmental projects. Being raised by an environmental scientist dad, sparked her interest in environmental conservation. Delene’s end goal is to become a hydrologist.
If Delene could say one thing to the student body she would say, “Do your best in school, but don’t freak out about the grades.” She recommends going out and getting career experience through avenues like internships. Doing this has helped her build a strong resume and ultimately feel confident about finding a career.