This article is part of our Youth Voices series. At Ten Strands we believe that young people have valuable perspectives and a critical role in shaping our society and our world. We recognize their power to drive dialogue and create positive change, and are committed to providing a platform which amplifies their contributions. Finding Our Voices: […]
Author: Diya Kandhra
Diya Kandhra is a freshman at UC Berkeley (majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy), and an avid climate advocate for policy changes from the local to the state level. Within Silicon Valley Youth Climate Action (SVYCA), she has co-founded and co-led the Morgan Hill Team, co-founded the County Advocacy Team, has served as an active member of the State Advocacy Team, and has helped organize various workshops and presentations. Outside of SVYCA, in high school she was the co-president for Ann Sobrato High School's Environmental Club, had interned with the City of Morgan Hill's Environmental Department, and created interactive activities on climate literacy within AAUW's Young Women Leaders program. In the future, she wishes to focus her studies and advocacy efforts on energy and transit issues. In her free time, she loves to listen to rock music, run, and play flute, piano, or guitar.