Jill Gruskowski

Class of 2021-2022

Stonehill College, 2021
Environmental Sciences

Why I chose ESTEEM ?

I chose ESTEEM because I am passionate about my STEM background, but was not excited about research in a lab as a career. I’ve always been intrigued by business ventures and consumer products, and ESTEEM was the perfect place for me to be passionate about science while immersing myself in real-time entrepreneurship and opportunities I never knew existed.

My capstone project and why I'm excited about it ?

For my capstone project I’ll be working with Bumbleroot Foods to investigate how drastically our diets have been impacted by nutrient depletion in our soil. I’ll develop strategies for educating consumers on our current food system while identifying and forming relationships with restorative ingredient suppliers that value the health of our bodies and the environment, too. I’m excited to work with Bumbleroot Foods to brainstorm and design sustainable packaging options for the existing (and future!) product lines. I’m eager to set the standard for other brands to help restore our environment.

What I hope to do after ESTEEM ?

After ESTEEM I hope to join an environmental/sustainable focused consulting firm or find a job in corporate for exposure and experience. Afterwards, I plan to join a start-up that aligns with my values or start my own business venture.

What I like to do when I'm not working ?

In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, DIY projects, baking, and watching sunsets.