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journalist and engineer
Global Brigades is an international student-led movement that strives to implement holistic models around the globe. In our Telebrigade, we engineered a pipeline for water in Cerro De Agua, a region in Jinotega, Nicaragua that lacked infrastructure for water. As a journalist and engineer for this project, I had to gain proficiency in various design programs, such as Sketch Up, EPANET, and Google Earth.
founder and Director
no place like home
No Place Like Home is a video essay project to expose the anti-homelessness of the River Rally. Furthermore, we will leave behind trash cans in the Santa Clara River, separated into recycling and trash for the unhoused to use at their leisure. The recyclables can then be taken to a recycling center to start a circular economy. As director, I must tackle managing the video production and creating a storyline.
founder and designer
Double Stitch is a sustainable clothing line of reworked clothes. 100% of proceeds donated to the Sunrise Movement, a movement of young people fighting to stop climate change and create millions of good-paying jobs in the process through the Green New Deal. As head designer and founder of this project, I was in charge of the design of the clothing, the sewing of these pieces, directing the photoshoot, creating the website, and now, selling the line.
SWAP (Sharing With A Purpose) is a 501(c)3 non-profit based on WashU's campus. Our mission is to "facilitate the open exchange of physical materials as well as knowledge-based resources among members of the Washu and larger St. Louis communities." We host an annual move-in sale to resell students reusable items from previous move-outs. We also run the Trading Post, a free clothing store on the South 40.
founder and Director
eco and friendly
Eco and Friendly is a student-led organization to promote sustainability in our members and community. We educate our members on environmental issues and enact projects to create change. Having raised over $1000 for the 501(c)3 non-profit, Ocean Conservancy that is actively cleaning plastic from our oceans, we are dedicated to environmental change. As founder and president of this organization, I have dealt in team management and large-scale event organization.
Sustainability Advisory Committee
I worked with the Sustainability Action Committee to innovate and advance the city of Clayton. I Managed the advancement of Clayton to SolSmart Silver designation, fleet electrification, and local initiatives while regularly attending City Hall meetings with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
Youth Stem Matters
Youth STEM Matters 2030 is a scientific journal dedicated to propagating youth voices on issues spanning from poverty and hunger to climate action and industrial infrastructure. I was chosen to publish my article "Teen Health and Wildfires: Impassioning Youth Climate Action." My paper focused on my experience growing up in Southern California, surrounded by the physical manifestation of climate change, wildfires. With wildfires causing emotional and physical distress, adolescents are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Furthermore, I was shortlisted for an award - Local Spotlight Award - with YSM.
The Environmental Pathfinder Fellowship is a selective Ampersand Program in Washington University St. Louis dedicated to immersing students in the nature of St. Louis. As a part of the program, I researched the butterflies of Missouri, becoming an expert on the taxonomic group and creating a final presentation.
Pedagogical sustainability Installation
I was selected from my "To Sustainability and Beyond" freshman seminar course for a paid internship position to complete a pedagogical sustainability installation. My project was a Jenga game designed to demonstrate the concept of extinction vortices and the role of humans in ecosystem collapse. Over the summer, I completed a teacher's guide of the project for download and use. Three versions were completed to cater to three different age groups: 5th - 8th grade, 9th - 12th grade, and high school and beyond. With our installation, we hope to introduce all age groups to the complexities of our ecosystems.
ERC Eco Scholarship
The ERC (Environmental Research Center) is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in California, dedicated to the regulation of hazardous and toxic substances. Their Eco Scholarship is awarded to students "whose past and present efforts best embody the ideals of civic responsibility and environmental stewardship." As a recipient of this scholarship, I represented how I serve the environment, advocating for its preservation.
The Arthur L. Littleworth Scholarship is awarded by the law firm, Best Best and Krieger, to students that "demonstrated commitment to leadership and volunteer activity" and have "interest and/or experience in law, water law, water policy or public administration." As the inaugural recipient of this award due to my work with Global Brigades, I have displayed my passion for water law and leadership in the area of environmental policy.
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