Mari is a rising senior at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSBSJU) in St. Joseph, Minnesota. She is pursuing a double major in environmental and peace studies with a concentration in Environmental Justice and the Latinx Experience.
On the CSBSJU campus, Mari participates in a variety of organizations. She is the Creative Director for Extending the Link, the social justice documentary group at CSBSJU, and is currently producing their 15th film. She works as the Climate Justice Coordinator for the women’s leadership center on campus, and advocates for a healthier planet through programming, educational materials, and expedition trips
She hopes her internship with COPAL pushes her outside of her comfort zone and tests her Spanish-speaking ability. She is excited to connect with her fellow COPAL employees and nurture long-lasting relationships.