Ricardo J. Sheler
New York University
Born and raised in northeast Washington, DC, Ricardo is a New York University MLK Scholar and Tandon Engineering GLASS Scholar pursuing a bachelor of science in sustainable urban environments. He aims to combat urban environmental injustice and socioeconomic issues through local advocacy, community-engaged scholarship, and sustainable urban planning. Ricardo has researched environmental injustice and urban development in New York City's coastal communities, partnering with South Bronx Unite and Columbia University to address flood risks, heat islands, and pollution. He also volunteers with the Bronx River Alliance and works as a housing policy research and analysis intern at NYC's Department of Housing Preservation & Development. He plans to pursue a master's in urban planning with a focus on city and sustainability planning.