My name is Salina Abraham and I am originally from Eritrea, was born in Holland, and raised in the United States. Naturally, I am driven to international issues and I have found that I find my belonging in addressing issues that lie in the intersection of natural resources and humanity. I aim to develop a career that improves livelihoods through sustainable development and I hope to be able to leave an impact on the world stage. I am double majoring in Environmental Science and Economics at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington and hope to pursue law school after I graduate in the next years. I am passionate about working with communities and looking at the impacts of national or international legislation and project implementation in rural communities. I currently serve as the Head of the International Processes Commission in the International Forestry Students Association and am able to enthusiastically dedicate my time to providing forestry students with opportunities to engage in discussions on an international stage.
Youth in landscapes
The Youth in Landscapes Initiative unites young innovators (aged 18 – 35) to develop real-world solutions to land use challenges in partnership with organisations working on the ground.