Hey there! My name is Kai and I am a rising sophomore at UC San Diego. I am in the environmental systems program and my specific track is environmental chemistry. I’m really interested in how applications of chemistry and chemical engineering can be used to address the UN sustainable development goals. I’ve lived in California my whole life, and when I was younger I went camping every summer in our lovely state parks. Having the opportunity to explore California’s many ecosystems as a kid sparked my interest in conservation and environmental studies. In my free time I like to run, orienteer, try new foods, and play guitar. Soon I hope to add surfing to this list!