Region: Bay Area
Yeymi Rivas, originally from the Bay Area, is a recent graduate from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. As an Environmental Science major, Yeymi learned the importance of advocating and fighting for environmental justice issues, which inspired her initial interest in CivicSpark. During her time at Bates, Yeymi partnered with the Good Food Council of Lewiston-Auburn to conduct a food policy audit that analyzed the city’s food climate with a focus on social justice issues. Now that Yeymi is back in the Bay, she hopes to help her community find equitable solutions towards climate change, while also learning how to become a successful environmental activist.