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Malia Simon

Malia Simon is an environmental studies major at Susquehanna University and a part of the Class of 2019 of Cultural Vistas Fellows. She spent summer 2019 in Hong Kong interning at CarbonCare InnoLab where she was involved with communication and advocacy efforts to create awareness and contribute to solving global climate challenges.

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An Opportunity of a Lifetime

In the days leading up to December 20, 2018—I was a nervous wreck eager to hear news about whether I would be awarded the 2019 Cultural Vistas Fellowship to go to Hong Kong and spend a summer interning at Carbon Care InnoLab. Though I had nothing to lose, I had so much to gain. And when the good news finally came—it changed my life forever. Hands shaking with excitement, I dialed my Shimá to tell her the best news I had ever been able to give her. “Mom, I’m going to Hong Kong!”