Starbucks College Achievement Plan scholar Jessica Ohrt shares how her passion for sustainability dates back to her time serving as a service unit director with Girl Scouts.
“I felt joy and a sense of purpose because I was creating a group of girls and adults who were interested in making the world a better place,” Jessica says.
Today, Jessica's life has come full circle — many of the things she learned through her role she now studies through her online program at Arizona State University.
Jessica’s ASU Online journey began while working at Starbucks, where she discovered the company’s College Achievement Program. While she didn’t set out to study sustainability, she enjoyed what she was learning so much that she decided to continue with the program after her first semester. At age 42, Jessica had previously only completed about half of a college degree.
“Before looking into the CAP program, I wasn’t even thinking about going back to school,” Jessica explains. “But as I started to research more about sustainability and the program ASU Online offered, I became very interested in it. I am really happy with my choice.”