Rhea K.

2024 Roots & Shoots Youth Council
Jane Goodall Institute USA

State: New Jersey
Years on RSYC: 2021–2024

Rhea has been active with Roots & Shoots since high school, leading many impactful environmental projects. In the past year, Rhea successfully navigated the transition from high school to college, adjusting her efforts to align with the college setting.

Rhea’s primary focus is engaging campus cafes to embrace sustainability by incentivizing reusable mug usage.

While one cafe has joined this cause by providing a small discount, Rhea remains committed to expanding this push to others on campus. Rhea enjoys dancing and choreographs with campus dance groups. She leads events for the Women In Electrical and Computer Engineering club, fostering connections among female students.

Rhea’s advice for fellow changemakers is to start small. “The confidence gained from planning, organizing, and executing a smaller project will help for more ambitious ventures,” she adds.

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