Etinosa Obanor is a completing her last year of coursework within the Biology & Society major alongside the Demography minor at Cornell University. Her main interests pertaining to climate change include alternative energy sources that alleviate the reliance on carbon-emitting traditional energy sources, as well as engagement of non-state actors in sustainability dialogue and actions, particularly in non-Western nations. Previous work collaborations she has participated in include bolstering the documentation of plant species in the Dominican Republic and educational materials on how businesses operating in Hong Kong can reduce their impacts on the environment. On the university campus, Obanor is affiliated with the Student Assembly’s Environment Committee, and spends much of her time providing peer mentoring as a CALS and CU Abroad Student Ambassador. Off-campus, Obanor works to engage the with youth community on issues such as climate change/sustainability and female empowerment through her non-governmental organisation Youths Engaging in Global Initiatives (YEGI).