Riya Sony

Carbon Neutrality Initiative Student Engagement Fellow

Riya Sony is focused on engaging UC San Diego students in understanding and helping the campus meet its carbon neutrality goals. The peer-to-peer education program for the 2017-18 year will train six student ambassadors to educate their peers on personal, campus-wide and global solutions to sustainability. Riya participated in the Sustainability Ambassadors program under the previous Student Engagement Fellow, Lesly Figueroa, during the 2016-17 academic year as a climate change ambassador and engaged extensively with the UC San Diego student community.

Riya is currently a third-year Earth Science major under the Environmental Studies Department. In addition to her work as a sustainability ambassador, she has spread awareness of the importance of Hydration Locations and reusable water bottles as a conservation intern with AQUAholics Anonymous.