Savana Gonzales, better known as Van, graduated from Occidental College in 2021 with a B.A. in Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Science and a minor in Public Health. After studying environmental science through a biological and public health lens, she is determined to pursue her interests in solving the environmental health problems of water scarcity and water pollution. Her deep passion has been fueled by her public health education, specifically in relation to water conservation and potable water disparity. She is most excited and enthusiastic about the water quality and monitoring field opportunities that Bren has to offer. During her senior year, Savana had the unique opportunity to work with Senator Maria Elena Durazo’s office, with the responsibility of connecting non-profits around the district. That internship opportunity opened her eyes to the hundreds of organizations focusing on environmental improvements in her county. Savana is attending Bren to find solutions to the many environmental challenges we face today in the field of water resource management. She’s interested in learning about physical and mechanical solutions to water disparities experienced globally, in order to move current and future generations toward more sustainable water management practices.