Nekesa Schutte is a senior at Riverside High School in Durham. Her interest in climate science began her freshman year of high school when she joined a club at her school called Girls In Science. Since her freshman year, Nekesa has participated in many activities involving climate science such as volunteering with the Environmental Protection Agency and Duke Gardens. Nekesa has also participated in The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Climate Leadership Energy and Awareness Program.
This being Nekesa's senior year, she is excited to dedicate even more of her time to a topic she loves by starting clubs at her school, volunteering even more with said organizations, as well as participating in ACE.