Mia NixonYouth Council Member
A freshman at Tufts University majoring in environmental engineering, Mia is passionate about analyzing and providing integrated solutions to marine/water pollution. She has studied and worked in sustainable development and marine conservation in the Bahamas, Narragansett Bay, Long Island Sound, and the Arctic, where she participated in a research expedition to explore the global ecological threat and distribution of microplastics in the Northwest Passage. She has interned with Ocean Conservancy’s Ocean Planning Unit as well as worked on a National Marine Fisheries project documenting sea turtles. A wilderness advocate, Mia has hiked 22 U.S. National Parks.
Mia’s high school participation in Project Green Challenge - a 30-day global competition based on environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices -- inspired her to become more engaged in education and advocacy for a healthy, just and thriving planet. A member of Engineers Without Borders and the Society of Women Engineers, Outreach Chair for her town’s Youth Commission, a 5 Gyres Ambassador and a volunteer coach at Fields of Growth in Jamaica, Mia is committed to environmental sustainability and making positive changes in her community. She sees EarthEcho International, with its emphasis on youth education and service-learning, as a unique and important platform for youth collaboration and action in the movement to protect our world's natural resources.