I am driven to make a difference in the world because:
we should never underestimate the power of one person. I see a change that needs to be made in the communities I have grown up in where children and families are deserving of fresh air and water and green spaces. I will not stop until this is present in all communities.
The greatest skill I bring to a team is:
knowledge and passion for working with diverse communities of color and/or lower income. Also high energy!
My proudest moment working on community projects was:
seeing my inner city high school mentees talk about sustainability and enviromental justice as if it was second nature to them. This was after a summer program some friends and I created. We changed their lives and it was amazing
If I could change one thing about my community it would be:
the complete disregard for the health of families as companies construct harmful dirty energy extraction and processing plants/factories.