Ethan is a fourth year urban studies and planning major with a minor in climate change studies. He is passionate about utilizing architecture and urban design to address contemporary issues, and likes gardening, ceramics, and geography.



Phoebe Skok is a senior at UCSD majoring in Anthropology: Climate Change and Human Solutions minoring in Linguistics: French. When not writing or editing for the Climate Change Review, Phoebe can be found testing new vegan recipes, doing the New York Times crossword, writing poems, or jumping into cold water.

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J. Finn Schwartz


J. Finn Schwartz is a fourth-year Environmental Systems major. He is currently exploring how to most effectively address the climate crisis in whatever format necessary. Otherwise he'll most likely be found outdoors admiring the life that surrounds us all.


Wil Skaff


Wil is a second-year International Studies major and Environmental Systems minor. He is interested in climate activism and utilizing the outdoors to create more inclusive environments. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, gardening, and reading. 

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Chiara Fields


Chiara is a fourth year Environmental Systems and International Studies double major who hopes to one day affect change by writing environmental policy and working on climate action plans. She's particularly interested in policy related to renewable energy and sustainable planning. In her free time, she likes reading, traveling, climbing, and going to the beach.



Katie is a fourth-year Global Health major and General Biology minor. She is interested in pursuing a LLB and how law is intertwined with climate change and sustainability. She enjoys art, traveling, and La Croix.



Daniel Sjoholm is a second-year Urban Studies and Planning major and Computational Social Science. He particularly enjoys studying sustainable transportation and land use, along with the social effects of climate change. In his free time, he swims, watches baseball, and does yoga.


Roux Reilly


Roux is a first year Literatures in English major. She is very passionate about modern conservation and preservation efforts, especially when it concerns our oceans. She believes that the well-being of nature is directly linked to the wellbeing of all of us. In her free time, Roux enjoys    participating in beach clean ups, hiking, and reading at home. 


Faith Kaufman


Faith Kaufman is a first-year student studying Environmental Systems-Environmental Policy who is passionate about agriculture and herbalism. She is interested in sustainability and having a zero waste California. She enjoys meditation, yoga, and reading philosophical books. 


Alexander Gershunov

Faculty Researcher

Researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography

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Eleanor is a fourth-year General Biology major with a minor in environmental systems. She is motivated to pursue a future in ecology and conservation research. In her free time, she enjoys observing wildlife and exploring new places.

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Lindsey Ngo


Lindsey Ngo is a second-year student pursuing a Political Science major, with a minor in Linguistics. She's interested in researching about the politics delaying leaders from taking substantial steps towards a sustainable future, and how to cultivate a more hopeful mindset moving forward. 


Nicole Phelps


Nicole Phelps is a third-year Literature/Writing major at UCSD. They are passionate about stories and language, and one of their favorite hobbies is media analysis. They have a particular fondness for gorillas.

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Berns Piffard


Berns Piffard is a third year Sociology major with a concentration in Social Inequalities and a minor in Political Science. They are interested in researching the way societal structures perpetuate processes that are known to contribute to climate change, despite the existential threat and global commitments made to lower emissions. They are especially interested in the way humanity uses technology to interface with the “natural” domain, and why it typically is of the extractive nature. Outside of that, they like hiking, thrifting, and upcycling fashion.



Hello, I’m Leorah Gavidor. I work at the Birch Aquarium and I am also a freelance writer here in San Diego. When I’m not writing or chasing stories (which is most of my free time!), I enjoy hiking with my husband in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park or staying home and cooking a nice pot of soup.