Maham Faisal

Summer Communications Intern

(she/her) – pronounced (maa-hum)

Ever since I was young, I have always been fascinated with the world around me. From digging up earth worms in my backyard to watching The Lorax on repeat, I have always been drawn back to nature one way or another. Growing up, the more I saw climate change deteriorating the world around me, the more it worried me as to what will be left for future generations to come. 

Coming from two Pakistani-immigrants, my parents never really understood what climate justice was about until they saw the effects of it unfold in their own country. This motivated me to alter the negative stigma around climate change by advocating for climate justice. Through being involved with various environmental organizations in high school, it led me to continue my passions and study Environmental Studies and Sustainability at UMASS Boston. Through my interdisciplinary course work, it helped me to connect the environment into every single aspect of our lives. From the homes we live in, the jobs we work at, the places we visit, the transportation we use and even the food we eat, everything circles back to our natural world. This earth was given to us as our home, and it is our responsibility to take care of it before it’s too late. 

In joining BCAN, I am excited to make a positive impact through local Boston based projects. I aspire to bring my creative outlet to the table and move towards making Boston a more eco-conscious city through uplifting locals and implementing new policies!