Audre’ana Ellis is a senior Environmental Studies major and Political Science minor at Howard University. She decided to pursue an environmental studies degree because she believes it is important for people of color to be key players in the environmental movement. Marginalized communities are affected first and the worst by environmental hazards and unjust laws, so she wants to work on the forefront in the fight for environmental justice. In 2019, she studied abroad in Jaipur, India. During her semester abroad, she had the chance to learn about her major in a global context. Her studies focused on sustainable development, social change and the roles that the government and community play in our changing world. In the fall of 2019 Audre’ana, Destiny Hodges, and Travis Flowers founded the Howard University Student Sustainability Committee (HUSSC), a coalition dedicated to the state of sustainability on Howard’s campus, bridging the gap between students and administration. During her academic experience she has also had the privilege of interning with Howard University’s Office of Sustainability, serving as the Community Service Chair for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Chapter, and serving as the Sustainability Department Policy Advisor for Howard’s student government. After graduation, she plans to become an Environmental Justice Advocate and obtain her J.D.