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. (The article was […]
Olivia Johnson is a junior at Burlingame High School. She loves spending time outdoors, especially if it’s hiking local trails, spelunking with her dad, or bodysurfing in the Pacific. As a young adult, Olivia became increasingly aware of climate change and its disastrous effects on the natural world, and has dedicated much of her free time to mitigation efforts and advocacy for a cleaner, greener future. She is a co-creator of the BHS native plant and succulent garden and also serves as vice president of her school’s Environmental Club, which assisted in the installation of tri-bins at her school. She plans to major in Environmental Science and Sustainability with a concentration in Policy and Governance. Outside of advocacy, Olivia loves to read and collect records, and is an active member of her school’s theater program.