Andrea Vega Troncoso is a junior at Brown, double-concentrating in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Environmental Studies, with a track in environmental justice. She grew up in Santo Domingo, República Dominicana and moved to the U.S. two years ago. She has done environmental, political, and girls’ empowerment work in the DR. Andrea currently assists with research in the Climate and Development Lab and serves as co-president for Dominican Students at Brown. She’s also on the e-board for SOMOS, a Brown/RISD Latinx literary magazine. She's working on research regarding climate justice in the non-sovereign Caribbean, particularly as it pertains to injustices in post-hurricane response and recovery. In the summers, Andrea spends her time as a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar at the University of Michigan, a program that focuses on diversity and justice within the environmental field.