Profile: Madison So
Updated: Mar 10
School: Syosset High School
I am a swimmer, student, daughter, sister, environmentalist, empath, and realist. I am an introverted extrovert. I love being on my own and doing my own thing, but I also occasionally thrive off of the energy of the people around me. Despite popular belief of toxicity on social media, I am someone that believes that social media is educating. Personally, I feel that I can learn the most about what is going on around the world on my instagram and twitter feeds. I believe that being educated about the world can help bring awareness into our own lives. In my free time, I like to read, bake, and surf with my friends. My favorite way to learn about the environment is through documentaries. My favorite documentaries are Seaspiracy and My Octopus Teacher. During quarantine, I found a passion for baking and cooking so I started running a food account on instagram. Since my sweet 16 was during covid, I decided to use my strong social media platform to donate to The Sea Change Project from one of my favorite documentaries, My Octopus Teacher. I was able to raise $539 to help marine ecosystems across South Africa. Swimming has been my niche since longer than I can remember and I feel so grateful to have found something I connect with so deeply. As someone who has been swimming competitively for eight years, I have been lucky enough to be able to travel all across the nation. Traveling in and out of the country has helped me deepen my understanding for my surroundings and pick up new experiences from the new people I meet. If I were to see myself through the lease of others, I would say that I am genuine and honest because I am not afraid to share my passions and listen to whatever people need to say.
Joining the FXB Climate Advocates is really an opportunity that has caught my eye through the purpose it holds. Although I am constantly following the climate issues, whether it's donating to organizations or using my social media platform to bring light to it, I feel that I want to be doing more. Instead of watching people talk and engage about the climate crisis, I want to be apart of those conversations as well. This program being online is the perfect opportunity for youth like me that have a busy schedule but want to participate in the effort in the best way they can. Through being an FXB climate Advocate, I know that I can help contribute to our efforts in empowering the world about the climate emergency.