Alysa Kim is a co-president of WUSICE. She is a senior at Washington University in St Louis, majoring in Economics & Strategy and Operations & Supply Chain Management with a minor in Mathematics. She is from South Korea, but has lived in New Zealand and New Jersey. She is interested in international water scarcity issues and societal changes and disruptions caused by environmental problems.
Rachel Westrate is a co-president of WUSICE. She is a senior at WashU majoring in Environmental Policy and English Literature, with a minor in Spanish. Rachel grew up in Park City, Utah, where she was first exposed to the effects of climate change as snowpack in her hometown decreased winter after winter. She is especially interested in the policy side of reducing greenhouse gases and switching to clean energy, both on the domestic and international scales.
Ben Perlman is a co-president of WUSICE. He is a senior at Wash U majoring in Environmental Earth Sciences. He is from San Diego, California yet prefers greener landscapes. He is interested in both for-profit and non-profit approaches to climate adaptation and mitigation. Ben plans to work abroad for a time after graduation before coming back to the states.
Ingrid Archibald is the Logistics Chair for WUSICE. She is a sophomore at WashU, majoring in Environmental Policy and Philosophy. She is from Los Angeles, California. Growing up near the ocean fostered her love for marine life and ocean preservation. She aspires to protect marine health through conservation efforts and policymaking.
Clayton Scott is the Treasurer for WUSICE. He is a sophomore majoring in Environmental Policy and International Area Studies with a minor in environmental earth science. He was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in Huntington Beach, California. Being so close to the ocean, Clayton has seen first hand the effects of sewage pollution in the water, and the effects of urban sprawl taking over fragile coastal wetland and scrub habitats. These consequences of human development sparked his aspirations to pursue green development and renewable energy to reduce our impact on the environment.
Hannah Greenhouse is the PR Chair for WUSICE. She is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and International and Area Studies with a minor in Hebrew. She is from Columbia, South Carolina. She has seen how the effects of climate change can make natural disasters worse and more frequent, particularly with the severe flooding of her home town. This has increased her interest in how communities can become more resilient in the face of natural disaster and how regional collaboration is needed to combat the effects of climate change.