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Matthew Easter

Matthew Easter

Arizona State University

  • Sustainability Studies
  • Japanese

As a resident to Arizona, I find the desert to be the best place I can call home. I am very connected with my family and proud of my Mexican-American heritage. Coming from the Southwest I know about the resilience and struggles of living in this desert borderlands. I hope to progress urban sustainability, to improve the equity in the built environment, as well as strike a better balance between what humans use and what nature provides. I have been studying Japanese, working with ASU’s Vertical Farm and Date Arboretum as a student, and have rekindled my love of hiking, boxing, chess, and the arts. I hope to continue to grow as a Sustainability and Conservation professional, hoping someday to have an important legacy left behind.

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