Shayan Kaveh is a Master of Environmental Science and Management student with goals to advance environmental justice in agriculture and production. Shayan graduated from the University of California, Davis (UCD) in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Toxicology and a minor in Geographic Information Systems. While at UCD, Shayan spent two years in the Genomic Variation Laboratory studying the impact of local bat diets on pest control in the Central Valley. He also spent two of the past four summers working for Amigos de las Américas in Central and South America. With Amigos, he supervised the development of community-based initiative projects in rural communities with women and youth from Latin America and the US. Shayan worked to connect artisans and farmers with local B-Corps and economic empowerment organizations, igniting his passion for community development. Shayan’s professional experience includes a formative internship for the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research in Brussels. There, he helped develop a carbon credit program that funds reforestation efforts in Africa and Latin America. At the Bren School, Shayan specializes in Economics and Politics of the Environment with aspirations to connect underserved populations with the natural world, local economies, and a sustainable future.