Paulina Elizalde

Universidad de las Américas Puebla
Puebla, Mexico


Paulina is a freshman at Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico, majoring in Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering. She is in love with her country and all of the different natural areas spread through its territory. Sadly, this natural beauty is endangered by social and political problems, insecurity, corruption, and authority abuse. Paulina has transformed throughout Project Green Challenge, learning so much about the environment and gaining a deeper understanding of how to apply knowledge to enact positive change for nature and communities, especially indigenous peoples across her country. In her free time, she likes to read, play the violin and ukulele, sing, dance, do musical theatre, and exercise. She is a passionate person who rarely gives up, works hard for her dreams and is in constant search of knowledge and adventure.

Five words to describe PGC: life-changing, humbling, ineffable, inspirational, motivational