Greta Hardy-Mittell is a potential English major and second-year student at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. Growing up in small-town Vermont, she got used to having beautiful ecosystems all around: a forest in her backyard, a river down the street, and a mountain up the road. She became outraged at age 10 when she learned that climate change threatened them all. Since then, she's devoted her time (and her reading list!) to changing that, for all humans and non-humans alike.
After graduation, Greta plans to work in some combination of environmental journalism, social justice, and arts education. One day, she hopes to write a book like the ones that inspire her. But the coolest thing she's ever done will probably remain climbing 100-foot trees in the Amazon rainforest to take care of baby macaws.