College/University: Eureka College
Hometown: Arcola, Illinois
Austin Hopkins Scholar Alum '24

Austin, a senior at Eureka College, majors in environmental science and business administration, with a biology minor. As a top student and valedictorian at high school, he excelled in academics and sports, leading his teams as captain. Now, playing Division III football at Eureka, Austin serves as Sustainability Senator, executive officer on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and vice-president of the Sigma Zeta honors program. Passionate about agriculture, he aims to become an agronomist or seed sales professional, bridging conventional and sustainable farming practices. Currently interning with The Equity, he looks forward to improving farming conditions for future generations.