My name is Paloma Siegel and I am an SOI 2016 Alumni from San Francisco, California. I recently graduated high school and will attend the University of Colorado Boulder next fall. I plan to study Environmental Science and Psychology, to understand the human condition in relation to the environment and learn how to create impactful solutions that bridge social justice and environmental issues. Following my SOI trip, I worked with high school youth doing sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation while also speaking about climate change at events ranging from small lectures to large conferences. I am interested in exploring the variety of workshops at the Arctic Circle Assembly ranging from social justice to economics to science while connecting to individuals with a breadth of perspectives and life experiences. As a member of this delegation, I am excited both to learn from one another and gain inspiration from each other.