Bernard A Harrigan
Florida Atlantic University
Bernard is an environmental justice and social change major who is passionate about utilizing diplomacy to engage BIPOC communities in climate change action plans. He was selected as a Leon Charney Diplomacy Research Fellow and received Outstanding Delegate at the National Model United Nations. At the NMUN, his Chinese aquaculture and sustainable food systems policies aided his team to achieve first place twice in one academic year--a NMUN first. As a disabled Black veteran, Bernard has interned with local constituencies to use the power of cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by environmental injustice by leading and supporting solution-driven policies.