Cielo Sharkus, a second year Ph.D. student in Water Resource Engineering is fighting Climate Change through HOPE. HOPE or Humans for the Opposition of Pollution and Emissions is a non-profit based in New England founded on the principals of uniting communities in need of community-wide environmental restoration, pollutant remediation, and water resource protection. The goal of the organization is to create community-based structures that meet the needs of disenfranchised community members by addressing environmental inequity through education, research, and project-based learning.
Hope is looking for volunteers and executive board members. If fighting Climate Change is something you are passionate about, you can contact Cielo for more information.
More about Cielo
Cielo’s research is focused on environmental hazards related to climate change. I focus on how flooding, drought, and wildfires impact water quality and quantity, and how this disproportionately affects low-income minorities and vulnerable populations. She also has two projects under review, Assessing Social Vulnerability and Hydrological Risk in Massachusetts and US Riverine Metropolitan Areas are Driven by Local Hydrology and Shaped by Race.