Remy Hilpp

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Class of 2026

Remy is a teen docent/volunteer at the Brookfield Zoo. She interacts with guests to promote conservation through animal specimens, performances, crafts, conferences, and more. Through this experience, she’s gardened and taught kids at community gardens in Fuller Park and Englewood in Chicago. She works to answer the question, ‘what does it take to create a sustainable community garden in the inner-city?’ Remy has an interest zoologists, astronauts, and engineers. She was always fascinated with science and math, equations and solutions, and the entire STEM universe and is looking to make a direct impact on the environment through the field of biomimicry. She believes in order to create effective and beneficial change, you need the fusion of professions to answer the parts of a solution that another lacks. Remy plans to adopt this ideology and promote it to related industries in an effort to try to find answers to today’s unresolved issues. 

Leadership:

  • King Conservation Science Scholars, Teen Advisory Council
  • Best Buddies, Director of Communications, Board Member 
  • Student Association, Vice President