Gemma Carolina Gutierrez is a proud Latina whose background leads her in activism. Her strong cultural identity allows her a different perspective than most, and her upbringing was filled with protests and door to door campaigning which lead to her outspoken nature. Surrounded by Mestizo and Bruja culture, composting and cooking with homegrown fruits and veggies was not uncommon. Her experiences with racism and inequality guide her in programs like ACLU, and volunteering at Centro Hispano. Food and Clothing drives has opened her eyes to the struggles of many. In her fellowship she hopes to offer a new perspective and education on her culture in regard to climate change, and in doing that learning about others and her peers.