I am a doctoral student in environmental health sciences at the University of South Carolina. I completed a bachelor's in biology and psychology there as well as a master's in environmental health sciences. I am interested in climate change, pollution, especially of water, and the threat of food insecurity. I am passionate about helping those less fortunate, including in developing countries, and reducing threats created at least in part by poverty. I am interested not only in the human impacts of climate change and environmental degradation, but also of other living organisms. Environmental destruction impacts every living organism. I am passionate about animal welfare.