Eva Jones, 19 years old, grew up in the beautiful Columbia Gorge within a diverse community and environment. Watching wildfires ravage and glaciers recede in Oregon grabbed her attention to the frontline impacts not only she but other more vulnerable communities face because of climate change.
She believes that educating girls, and in turn uplifting entire communities, is one of the key solutions to combating climate change. In high school, she raised over $55,000 for Girl Up, donated over 4,500 menstrual products to local women, and expanded her policy advocacy to local, state, and federal levels. In 2019, Eva was chosen as a UNF Protector of Progress for her Girl Up fundraising and advocacy efforts. After attending the United Nations Youth Climate Summit, she was sent to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum as a youth tent coordinator for Arctic Basecamp where she marched with Greta Thunberg.
Next year, she is heading to Stanford University to combine her passion for mathematics and social good to study Bioengineering and Earth Systems Engineering.
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