Hi there! My name is Farah Stack and I am a senior at the University of Southern California pursuing my B.A. and Master’s degree in Environmental Studies. I grew up living an incredibly active lifestyle as a competitive swimmer and triathlete in my hometown of Malibu, California. I spent nearly every day outside swimming along the Malibu coastline, hiking the Santa Monica mountains, and running and biking along the Point Dume Headlands, where I developed a deep appreciation for the environment around me at a very young age. Losing my childhood home in 2018, due to the increasing threat of wildfires throughout the American West, as a direct consequence of climate change, had a profound impact on me and shaped the trajectory of my future endeavors. I am dedicated and driven by my own personal experiences with the devasting impacts of a warming climate, to always help those in need and I am motivated by the beauty of our world to do whatever it takes to preserve and protect it. I believe in the power of science-driven policies, Indigenous knowledge, sustainability, and ensuring clean energy is inclusive, affordable, and accessible to all. You can find me anytime outside hiking, backpacking, swimming, skiing, running, rain or shine!