Sofia Manriquez (MC '25) is from southern San Diego, California, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies. Sofia's interests in environmental topics span from renewable energy expansion, clean water access, soil health, and more. Considering the climate emergency, Sofia is keenly interested in how human solutions can ensure a proactive and equitable approach, addressing the unequal impacts of climate change on communities worldwide. She was inspired to apply to Global Health Studies as an avenue to pursue her passion for the intersection of environmental and human health challenges and solutions. On campus, Sofia loves working as a Communication and Consent Educator, an Energy Liaison in the Student Energy Efficiency Program, and a College Advising Fellow through Matriculate. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors (especially the beach), watching her favorite comfort movies, and going out dancing with friends.