Desirae Early and Ky Ngo were chosen for this prestigious fellowship for their strong leadership skills and a commitment to environmental progress.
Upon graduating, Desirae plans to pursue a master's degree in environmental science and management and ultimately hopes to provide environmental consulting services to integrate green practices in corporations.
Ky Ngo is a pursuing a dual major in environmental science and Southeast Asian studies. Ky is the coordinator for the Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy. Through this group, Ky has successfully organized various events to educate the public about animal cruelty and the unsustainable meat industry. She served as an intern for the ASUC Sustainability Team at Cal and with TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, a wildlife trade monitoring program, in Hanoi. Ky has been involved in many off-campus environmental activities, ranging from improving paper recycling to helping protect the wildlife around San Diego, California. Ky was born in Saigon, Vietnam and grew up in San Diego.
After working several years in a government agency or a non-profit organization in the U.S., she plans to return to Vietnam to work on wildlife trafficking issues.