Manfred is a member of Team Pathto2030. With a focused interest in sustainability and earth science, Manfred has taken steps to contribute to the field. Researching at Cornell University, he has utilized machine learning techniques to predict global soil respiration rates. Outside of his academic pursuits, Manfred is an avid gardener with over nine years of experience in his own backyard. He joined Project Green Challenge alongside teammates Samyra Mahiba, Kimberly Wang, and Katherine Lee, with the aim of increasing awareness on both the international and community level. Looking ahead, Manfred aspires to launch his own environmentally-friendly business, aiming to contribute to a more sustainable future in the business world.
What are five words that describe your PGC experience?
Enlightening, Inspiring, Memorable, Bonding, and Exciting.
What was the most memorable aspect of PGC 2023 for you?
The most memorable aspect of PGC 2023 for us was the new connections we’ve made. When our group members came together for projects such as cooking or hiking, we strengthened bonds and forged new ones during unique situations. One such example was the making of one of our submissions for the outdoors challenge. We spontaneously decided to go on a nature hike in a forest by the harbor, without any preparation whatsoever. It was some of our group members’ very first time on a hike, so the experience was especially memorable. In the end, PGC has turned out to be both an educational and bonding experience for our whole team.