Lena Karam

Senior, University of Oregon, and Conscious Kitchen intern

As a senior at the University of Oregon, Lena has always known that her passions around environmental justice would be the biggest influence in her life. From Portland, Oregon, Lena has spent all her time nurturing her passion, whether it be hiking in the Columbia River Gorge, exploring in her backyard, or taking trips exploring the pacific northwest she always had to be outside in some capacity and this led to her constantly growing love and wonder of nature and the environment. As an Environmental Studies major, Lena uses her passion in hopes to begin her lifelong career of fighting against the injustices of environmental racism. Lena dreams of a world filled with unified communities who work together to not only protect the environment, but who love and feel compassion for it as well.