Salvador Gómez-Colón is a history major in Ezra Stiles College, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Since Hurricane María devastated Puerto Rico in 2017, Gómez-Colón has led dozens of disaster-relief missions that raised more than $200,000 and reached thousands of households in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. He has advanced his message of climate resilience and sustainability at venues including the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, the Aspen Institute, and UN specialized agencies. Additionally, he served as a Climate and Security Risk intern at the UNDP's Climate Security team and worked with the U.S. State Department’s Pacific Environmental Hub. He also supported the New Haven Office of Climate and Sustainability since its establishment. On campus, he was the chairman of the Nicholas J. Spykman Fellowship on Geostrategic Thought––a weekly student-run foreign policy seminar––and the Recruitment, Logistics, and Trip Director for the Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative, a joint West Point-Yale fellowship that explores the U.S. role in the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Gómez-Colón researched the origins of the American doctrine of energy independence. Salvador is also the author of Hurricane: My Story of Resilience, published by Norton Young Readers in 2021.