I'm Octavia Sun and I'm a second-year in the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program, concentrating in Environmental Sustainability at SAS. My research interests are in the environmental sustainability of the fashion industry. I was born and raised in Fresno, CA and prior to Penn, I got a B.A. in Environmental Studies at Mills College in Oakland, CA with minors in Math and Journalism, where I was the President of the Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APISA). After my Master's, I intend to help companies with their environmental sustainability as a sustainability manager.
While I am the Chair of Public Relations for PAAGSA, I am also the Chair for Communications in the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA). I first heard about PAAGSA through last year's All Access Party. I am excited to bring my passion for social justice topics in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, in social media and public relations to this role. I intend to help PAAGSA with their communications, especially on our events and events that could help the API community PAAGSA represents. On my spare time, I enjoy going out on the town, cooking and eating new foods, shopping, talking about pop culture, and rocking out to Beyonce songs. If anyone has any questions or suggestions (GAPSA too), please email me at email@example.com