Phillips Academy Andover
Before attending high school, I never would have thought that I would want to pursue a career that pertains to the environment. My journey of climate advocacy started in my biology classroom in freshman year when I watched a documentary about climate change that my teacher assigned for homework. Prior to this class, I had never been exposed to climate issues, and the documentary sparked my interest in studying the environment. I had finally learned about the dire state of our climate, and I wanted to do something about it. At first, I had no clue where to start. My school holds annual club rallies to showcase different clubs and attract new members. There, I found out about a club on campus called Phillips Academy Sustainability Coalition (PASC). I joined the PASC Instagram team, which aims to spread awareness about climate issues and resources. After being involved with the team for a while, the leader brought me to an Andover Climate Lobby (ACL) meeting for the first time. That first meeting initiated my involvement in climate policy and led me to many opportunities that I never would have found on my own. I became the Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) representative of my school, and I became my school's CCL National Youth Action Team leader. I want to get even more involved in climate advocacy outside of my school; I want to have a larger impact in the larger world. My climate values and efforts align with those of FXB Climate Advocates, and that's why I want to join. The existing projects, especially The Power Project and Planet Leo, are so interesting and inspirational because they connect to many of my own climate-related interests. I want to hone in on a specific interest--I have bounced around from environmental engineering to sustainable fashion to climate law and policy--and I believe that becoming an FXB Climate Advocate would help me accomplish that. Becoming an FXB Climate Advocate would help me innovate and connect with other activists as we help save the world. I have a passion for fashion and all things sustainable! Left-handed and creative, I love to dance and draw, but I'm not afraid to dabble in some physics, bio, and chem. I strive to bring awareness to the issues of the environment and gender inclusivity.