Thao is a fourth year studying Environmental Earth Science with a minor in Public Policy. Thao strives to combat climate change with her interdisciplinary background in Earth sciences,engineering, and environmental justice. This summer, she will be a Smart Buildings and Communities Engineer at the Electric Power Research Institute. Her projects will focus on enabling energy efficiency and decarbonization in low income and affordable housing, which as a low-income student herself, she is excited to delve into. Outside of school and work, she spends her time mastering Vietnamese family recipes, exploring the great outdoors, and practicing salsa.