Hello Everyone! I am so thrilled to go on this amazing adventure and meet fellow students passionate about the environment! My name is Talia Schmitt and I am originally from the DC Area but this year I am taking a Gap Year before college to explore the world and pursue my passion for environmental education. In the fall, I studied abroad in France and now I am doing various environmental internships in the San Francisco Bay Area involving film festivals, activism, and outdoor education. I look forward to learning what other students are doing around the world to help mediate Climate Change, and what I can bring home to my community. After the program, I hope to expand on my after-school environmental education project (Eco-Schools Leadership Initiative (ESLI)) to incorporate all this new information. I also hope to stay in touch with all these incredible students so we can continue to make solutions around the world more achievable.