Planet Forward Sr. Correspondent | Eckerd College
Major / Minor: Majoring in environmental studies and Spanish, minoring in journalism
Graduation Year: 2023
Carter Weinhofer is a senior at Eckerd College double majoring in environmental studies and Spanish with a minor in journalism.
While at Eckerd, Carter has also worked formerly as Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the student-led newspaper, The Current. Currently he is the Senior Editor of The Current and manages the editorial board. His career in journalism started in high school, though, as Carter was the news and reviews editor for his school paper.
Originally from a small town in Pennsylvania, he loves being outdoors and, now, by the water. Growing up, Carter was constantly outdoors, whether it was fishing, camping or anything else. His main environmental topic of interest is anything to do with water, but especially issues with fisheries.
During his first year at Eckerd, Carter was originally a marine science major. But, after realizing that he enjoyed talking about fieldwork rather than analyzing it in the lab, he made the switch to environmental journalism. He mainly uses writing as a tool to communicate environmental issues and inspire change, but hopes to utilize other forms of media in the future.
Carter is looking to dive deeper into stories about food security, sustainability, energy and plastic pollution this year.