Hi, I am a senior at UCLA studying Public Affairs, Environmental Systems and Entrepreneurship. Growing up in North Dakota, I cultivated a love for the environment as I spent many summers at my lake cabin and learned from my dad about the importance of restoring native prairies. I am always up for a challenge and that mentality led me to leave North Dakota to come to California, not only to pursue an education, but also because of the diverse opportunities California provides to be an advocate for the environment (and the close proximity to the ocean is a bonus). I am driven to fight social injustices and increase society’s environmental consciousness. I love going on long hikes and spending time at the beach.