Dorothy Qian is a graduating student at New York University pursuing a B.A in Environmental Studies with a minor in Metropolitan Studies. During her college career, she has worked in the public sector for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NYC Department of Environmental Protection, and the Office of Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. In addition to government experience, Dorothy collaborated heavily with several non-profits and community groups to achieve common goals such as the Sierra Student Coalition, Food and Water Watch, New York City Asian American Student Conference, and others. She was an active organizer with NYU Divest, taking the charge on the Keystone XL Pipeline resistance as well as presenting resolutions to university councils in hopes of divesting the institution’s financial portfolios from the fossil fuel industry. NYU Take Back the Tap is another grassroots campaign that she has directed as an environmental activist collaborating with administrators to advocate for tap water awareness in a nationwide movement. In the past, she has served as a U.S. Youth Delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at the 20th Conference of Parties. Dorothy is also a painter, zip liner, and loyal fan of the LA Lakers.