projects & Awards
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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.
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.
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.
Green Action is an organization in Washington University St. Louis dedicated to holding this university to a high standard of environmental sustainability. Through the Fossil Free Initiative, we protest on campus to pressure our university to divest in fossil fuels, a step in the right direction.
climate change researcher
Tactically Framed is an escape room project to display the trappings of misinformation from media outlets. Furthermore, the supplementary research website displays unbiased information on various topics to escape this tactical framing. As a researcher for this project, I have delved into, specifically, the tactical framings surrounding climate change. The way big corporations frame climate change prevents progress and must be exposed.
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.
Resist St. Louis is a direct action-based collective focused on "an anti-racist, trans-inclusive, decolonized, abolitionist future." Resist St. Louis's recently disrupted a pro-life meeting with music and dance. We are committed to creating a better St. Louis, and we will work until we get there.
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.
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.
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.