Jace Addy

What is your major? Environmental engineering with certificates in sustainability and leadership

Expected graduation: May 2025

What inspired your interest in the environment and/or community? My passion for the environment stems from my love for the great outdoors. I engage in outdoor activities such as backpacking and canoeing and was disheartened to learn that these natural wonders were being harmed by human actions. As a child, I recall being warned that the impacts of climate change were reaching a point of no return and that scared me. Upon realizing that we had surpassed this point at an alarming rate, I made a commitment to increase my involvement in environmental initiatives that focus on community engagement. My main focus is youth education, as I believe that instilling sustainable practices at a young age will help shift society’s perspective towards a more sustainable lifestyle.