MEET AN ALUM
Clarissa Itzel Villegas Smith
Class of 2015, Bioscience High School, Phoenix, AZ
My biggest takeaway from Foresight Prep:
The importance of stakeholder input—sustainability isn't just about the environment, it's about the people who live in it!
What surprised me most:
The autonomy we were given. The staff handed me responsibility and gave me trust.
My advice for future students:
Talk with people. Some of the most interesting things I learned came from discussions with strangers.
What I'm doing now:
Last summer made me realize that sustainability is my passion. It prepared me to became my school's first ever student government sustainability officer. The time we spent in Cleveland also gave me the background knowledge to begin an internship at the City of Phoenix Office of Environmental Programs.