Luisa is a second-year high school student at Colegio Nueva Granada. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, where she fell in love with the surrounding nature and became very interested in the environment. Her proximity to nature and the infinite amount of biodiversity in the country instilled deep respect and appreciation for environmental conservation in her. Luisa and her teammates Vasu Agarwal and Guadalupe Schmidt-Mumm came together to advocate for change in their community through their school and Project Green Challenge. In her free time, Luisa enjoys playing basketball, cooking, listening to music, and connecting with nature, friends, and family.
“As a kid, I was taught about recycling and not wasting food or water, but during PGC, I understood that there are so many other ways to make our communities more sustainable. Behind every action we take, there is always something we can do to reduce our footprint. It’s not as hard as it seems.”
Five words to describe the PGC experience:
Reflective, Productive, Inspiring, Innovative, Educational