2013 Scholar

Keiko A. Budech
Pitzer College

Keiko A. Budech
Keiko Budech is a junior at Pitzer College studying environmental policy. She has dedicated her time and academic focus to food politics, which she hopes will bring attention to systemic injustices, and wants to focus on agricultural policy and grassroots movements. Keiko is currently building an aquaponics system on campus, developing products from foraged fruit to create jobs for previously incarcerated women, and teaching about environmental issues to all ages. During her time abroad, she researched sustainable food production methods in Nahima, a rural village in Nepal. Last summer, Keiko completed the John Muir Trail. She is an avid hiker and explorer.

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


Honorable Mentions