I am a recent college graduate from SUNY New Paltz with degrees in International Economics and Asian Studies. While at New Paltz, I focused on development, with a particular interest in sustainable development. My main focus area has been China, which is making great strides in renewables. I am currently working with Professor Hsu of SUNY New Paltz on a carbon tax proposal for New York State. I plan on pursuing a career in public policy aimed at preserving our planet for future generations. The environment and development are two areas that go hand-in-hand and I will strive to positively impact both throughout my career.
I align with the organization's principles, especially those regarding a need for incentives to invest in sustainable energy sources. I feel that the United States is a global leader but has neglected its duty to move away from fossil fuels. Oil is a scarce resource and unless we take action, the effects on the market will be devastating, not to mention the potential for war and social hardship. I hope that with the support of the SFM, we can make real strides in lowering emissions and our dependence on fossil fuels.