Changemaker Wall

A Changemaker is someone who wants to make change in the world. A Changemaker Statement describes who you are: your strengths, interests, goals, and selected Environmental Challenges. Visit Know Yourself, to write and publish your Changemaker Statement.


Sunnyside High School

I am very broad - minded, analytical, and observant. I can think abstractly, teach/train, plan and supervise an activity. I like to play team sports because it teaches you how to work and execute a plan as a team. Serving others and helping them with their problems helps me feel good about myself.

Jay D Smith

California Conservation Corps

I am open to all perspectives, logically driven and emotionally sensitive. Preservation of nature, creativity in all specturms and technological development for benefit of lifes sustainability indefinitely are passions that encompass who I am. I passionately scoure the ravines of the world backpacking whenever i can afford to escape the chains of society. I love skating on regular boards and especially longboards as well as snowboarding, bicycling, running and swimming if the opportunity presents itself. Playing and listening to music, digitally and preferably live. I love math, computer science, chemistry, astronomy, philosophy, herpetology, robotics, nature and art. I enjoy interactive media such as real time strategy games, anything challenging, dynamic and adventurous. Last of all I am a beer enthusiasts, i love trying the immense variety of brews and have a strong interest brewing personally. I can manage to navigate the struggle of my sporadic mentality and articulation of thoughts. I like people who value the concerns of the world, life and energy over themselves.

Wetzel, K.


I am fun, loving, tall, curious.
I can play sports , eat a lot, and I can also play video games a lot too.
I like solving math problems.
I like to also study the earth and it's atmosphere.
I want to change myself, at not being lazy, I want to be able to get a very good job and also to share my knowledge with the math and science I know, to other people because people can understand the joy and pride that I have in these subjects.

Jordan D.


I'm a very respectful, kind, honest, investigative, and well organized serious individual who can work well with others to carry out tasks in detail or follow through on other's instructions. I especially love to learn new things technologically and/or research about stuff I can't find a solution to, but once I find an answer, I just can't wait to pass that information along to others. I hope to find a career in the computer/technology field to become a library of information to others.

Aviles, H.

I am a very productive worker and a very witty person. I can learn fast and solve problems nearly alone, unless its required to bring in a more steady backup. I like to work with everyone and everything as long as its my team. I prefer a closed group not dealing with public in general. My hobbies include walking my dogs, spending time with my husband and son, as well as playing board games and card games. In general i'm a very investigative worker , a very conventional person , and a very social-bee.

Adam Doke

yosemitie highschool

I am impeccable with my word. Honest with my observations, and equally aware as i am conscious. I can accomplish anything i set my mind too. I can listen and learn , observe and master. I value my work and accomplishments. I like to help out, and i like to be me.

Pantoja D.

work2future foundation

I am someone that likes to work with my hands and likes to work as part a team. I can fix cars and can lift heavy stuff and be a good team worker. I like cars and like to travel around the world to see experience and master new things.

Robert C.

san jose state

I'm an investigative, social student. I want to make the world a better place for future generations and I want the opportunity to do so. My passion to leave the world a better place for future generations shall put me in a rewarding career.


San Jose State University

I am a positive, helpful, flexible person.
I can assist, manage, and cooperate with people
I am able to persuade, work under pressure and I follow through on assignments.
I am also personable, fun, organized person who loves to set goals and follow through deadlines.


Harbor HIgh

I am a responsible and insightful student. My main focus at the moment, is school in hopes to one day become a Neonatologist. I am dedicated to school, but at the same time, I like to have fun with my friends. If I can, I enjoy helping others, that being with school or personal problems.

Alejandro I.


I am a creative person and like to help lead everyone to success. I have a skill in my strength and appreciate details in designs, usually in video games i am most skilled and love talking to people and socializing to keep myself active and i'll always be happy with who or what I'm working with. People have told me I am very respectful and a team player. I do anything I can to help out someone who needs it.

Wally K.

University of Washington

I would like to use the power of GIS to understand and address environmental and developmental problems within my community and the world at large. GIS can further be used to know the location of assets and to understand the risks that are associated with these assets. GIS, can also be leveraged to make the work of organizations more efficient. I believe that efficient and green organizations would lead to a more prosperous and resilient world.

Jenriel S.

Work2future Foundation

I am a very creative person who likes to create my own original ideas.
I like to work with ideas and create a visual that makes it stand out from other examples. I am also a quick learner which makes me very versatile. What makes me versatile is that I am interested a lot of things like Science, History, Automotive, Sports, Ethnic Studies and many more subjects. I'm also a good listener and an open-minded person. I like to hear other people's opinions on certain things because I like to widen my broad of thinking on different topics. I also like to be competitive especially on sports like basketball.

Justin D.


I am an independent artist who's creative, intuitive, emotional, and innovative. I am able to draw, sketch, write song lyrics and beats, act and perform, and play musical instruments; my hobbies include designing fashion, writing stories and poetry, sewing, and dancing. I like to work on crafts, read fiction, express myself through creative new ways, take photos, and design people and styles on paper.


Harbor High

As an unconventional thinker and innovative individual, I hope to introduce my thoughts and ideas to the world. In expressing my ideas in creative and unique ways, I will face skepticism and hesitant audiences; however, I hope to capture the hearts and boggle the minds of as many of my viewers as possible, and bring both old and new philosophies to the attention of the world. I hope to accomplish this through stories of all sorts, presented in writing, film, and theatre with something for any and all audiences to learn from.

Andrew John Pelechaty

I have been working in mapping (as a researcher) for the past five years. I enjoyed it and want to pursue a career in GIS or with maps in general.
I am a diligent worker who will work at a task (once given clear instructions) until it is finished.
Through my previous job I learnt the satisfaction of completing a task for its own sake and not for monetary rewards/prospect of promotion etc.
I am thorough and like to take my time. While my work may take a little longer, I will be methodical and try to do it to the best of my ability.

Saul A Estrada

Presidio Graduate School

I am a mission driven teammate who is passionate about building structures & organizations. I thrive in situations that others find intimidating and am unafraid to challenge the seemingly impossible. Through perseverance and mindfulness, I can persuade and connect with others in ways many can't. Above all, I'm passionate about people and strive to bring out the best in all those around me.

Adora T.

William J Pete Knight High School

I am a Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet who is driven to achieve total mastery of the military lifestyle as well as my chosen major. As a Flight Sergeant in the AFJROTC program, I can encourage the respect, integrity, and excellence in those around me to surface. I particularly enjoy being an authoritative figure as well as having an authoritative figure to give me the incentive to execute the utmost excellence in my life.

Mark B.

Pete Knight High School

I'm interested in the engineering field (Mainly Mechanical and Electric) because it's seems to fit me way. There's a lot of material to understand, but I believe that I can take on that challenge, since I seem to understand the material and catch it on quickly. I enjoy playing sports, such as soccer and track, but I also like drawing, and playing music.


Merlo Institute

I am Responsible, Self-confident, Assertive, Persuasive, Reserved, Friendly, Understanding, and Helpful. I can Sell things or promote ideas. I like to Start my own service or business, and Work with young people. My hobbies are Selling products, Operating a home business, Helping others with personal concerns and Caring for children.