Zoe Robertson is a junior in Pauli Murray College studying political science and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Her academic interests lie in exploring alternatives to electoral democracy in the United States. She believes that a legislature led by citizens, rather than elected politicians, can both increase political efficacy while serving to best address the most pressing issues of modernity, particularly the climate crisis. To pursue democratization more broadly, Zoe served as a conference organizer for the first #DemocratizingWork conference, an event that brought over 3,000 individuals together to discuss dismantling workplace hierarchy. In Yale’s Human Nature Lab, Zoe studies the roles of intellectual humility and language in fostering political activity under the guidance of Ryan Barrett and Sanjeev Kumar. In addition, Zoe works on computational chemistry in the Newhouse Group, publishing in the field of green chemistry.