I’m Kian Kafaie. I’m 17 years old and live in San Francisco, CA. I like spending time in nature, hiking and observing wildlife around the Bay Area and California. I enjoy listening to a wide range of music, particularly Jazz, and I play the drums and clarinet in my high school jazz band. I’m also an avid reader and visual artist. In school, I enjoy science, but I’m equally fascinated by my history and literature courses. I’m interested in social and political activism, especially with respect to climate change and social justice. I also love to travel, and am super excited to visit the Arctic with Students on Ice and look forward to broadening my cultural horizons, better understanding climate change’s impact on the region and globally, and experiencing the area’s incredible natural beauty.