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.