1574817846Eliya is a 3rd year majoring in Environmental Policy and minoring in Korean Studies.

Q: Why are you passionate about sustainability?

When I was twelve years old, I heard a lecture about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch’s and its impact on marine wildlife. That lecture ignited my passion to explore marine conservation. My ultimate goal is to be a part of altering human activity and views to protect the environment through education, policy and advocacy without compromising the cultural rights of marginalized communities.

Q: Any fun facts about yourself?

Over this past summer I fed corals microplastics and dissected them.

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