Alina Zarate

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Class of 2024
2024 Percy Undergraduate Grant

Alina Zárate is a fifth-year student pursuing simultaneous degrees in Environmental Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Field and minoring in Spanish. In 2019, Alina worked in the California Central Valley interning for the United Farm Workers of America. Additionally, she worked as a Vaccine Equity Campaign coordinator in the Bay Area during the COVID pandemic. Alina has studied and conducted research in Spain, Chile, and Australia and participated in research projects at UC Berkeley related to climate, sustainability, and labor rights. She currently serves as a Climate Equity Fellow through SERC and an FMURF Fellow through the Latinx Research Center. An activist and researcher, Alina is passionate about global climate and environmental justice issues related to water management, food systems, and migrant agricultural workers. After graduating, Alina will pursue a PhD in environmental science, investigating the relationship between labor conditions for farmworkers and climate change in the California agricultural industry.

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Major(s): Environmental Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies

Minor(s): Spanish