2012 Scholar

Irene Liang
University of Arizona

Irene Liang
Irene is pursuing a BS in soil, water, and environmental science with a microbiology focus and chemistry minor at the University of Arizona. She spent a summer in Namibia, Africa evaluating the biogeochemical properties of the landscape, and now works on a NASA and USDA funded project to encourage civic and environmental engagement among youth through technology. Irene is especially passionate about ensuring access to the most basic needs: potable water and safe environmental living conditions. She aspires to address these needs through technological expertise, societal engagement, and policy improvement. For fun, she enjoys swing dancing and sunshine.

How can you describe a weekend of student leaders from across the U.S. with an intense passion to change the world? The Orientation was a phenomenal experience to meet and build connections that I'm sure will last a lifetime.

Emily Bacha, 2009 Udall Scholar


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