Ethan is a fourth year urban studies and planning major with a minor in climate change studies. He is passionate about utilizing architecture and urban design to address contemporary issues, and likes gardening, ceramics, and geography.



Phoebe Skok is a junior at UCSD majoring in Anthropology: Climate Change and Human Solutions with a Linguistics: French minor. When not writing or editing for the Climate Change Review, Phoebe can be found testing new vegan recipes, doing the New York Times crossword, writing poems, or jumping into cold water.


Artist & Writer

Anusha is a second-year Global Health major with a minor in Geoscience. She has an interest in how the earth and changes to earth systems influence community health. She enjoys baking, hiking, and creating art.

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Daniel Sjoholm is a first-year Urban Studies and Planning major. He particularly enjoys studying the political causes and consequences of climate change. He likes swimming, baseball, and yoga.


Anastassia Roberts

WRITER & Newsletter director

Anastassia Roberts is a first-year student at UCSD and is studying both Literature/Writing and Marine Biology. Her favorite animals are sea lions, whales, and dolphins. She has a background in journalism with the Palisadian-Post and also loves to creatively write poems and short stories.

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Eleanor is a fourth-year General Biology major. She is motivated to pursue a future in ecology and conservation research. In her free time, she enjoys observing wildlife and exploring new places.



Hello, I’m Leorah Gavidor. I work at the Birch Aquarium and I am also a freelance writer here in San Diego. When I’m not writing or chasing stories (which is most of my free time!), I enjoy hiking with my husband in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park or staying home and cooking a nice pot of soup.


Artist & Writer

Sophia is a second-year Global Health major interested in environmental studies and how that relates to one’s health. During her free time she enjoys drawing, hiking, and reading.


Jessica Kamman


Jessica is a second-year Visual Arts - Studio major and a Climate Change Studies minor. She is interested in a career in visual development and hopes to use her art to influence people to help the environment. She enjoys reading, painting, and learning about sustainability.

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Berns Piffard


Berns Piffard is a third year Sociology major with a concentration in Social Inequalities and a minor in Political Science. They are interested in researching the way societal structures perpetuate processes that are known to contribute to climate change, despite the existential threat and global commitments made to lower emissions. They are especially interested in the way humanity uses technology to interface with the “natural” domain, and why it typically is of the extractive nature. Outside of that, they like hiking, thrifting, and upcycling fashion.



Katie is a fourth-year Global Health major and General Biology minor. She is interested in pursuing a LLB and how law is intertwined with climate change and sustainability. She enjoys art, traveling, and La Croix.

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Kyra Black

Outreach Director & artist

Kyra is a third-year Marine Biology major with a minor in Environmental Systems. They are interested in sustainability research and are passionate about the conservation of marine ecosystems. They love hiking, matcha, everything Star Wars, and taking care of their plants.



Hello! My name is Kida and I am a sophomore at the University of California San Diego. I am an anthropology major specializing in Climate Change with hopes for photography and human rights minors. I currently have leadership positions in various organizations on campus, including but not limited to, being the Event Director for Seventh College. I enjoy roller-skating and tennis in my free time, as well as videogames, watching and understanding animation, photography, exploring nature, and thinking of ways I will change the system nationally and globally to make the world a better place.


Faith Kaufman


Faith Kaufman is a first-year student studying Environmental Systems-Environmental Policy who is passionate about agriculture and herbalism. She is interested in sustainability and having a zero waste California. She enjoys meditation, yoga, and reading philosophical books. 


Alexander Gershunov

Faculty Researcher

Researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography