Hi friends! My name is Chioma Ibeku, and I’m ecstatic to be a Baldwin Scholar! I’m originally from Middlesex County, NJ, and I loved being privy to all of Greater NYC’s diversity growing up. At a young age, I learned to understand the world from many different viewpoints. Because of this, I both celebrated my Igbo-Nigerian heritage and appreciated that the people around me had different ones. More specifically, I felt connected to everyone, despite ethnicity, religion, creed, or class. And this still impacts how I think of the world today - as a giant web of people all connected to each other by their shared humanity.In the future, I hope to work outside of the US, helping more people that I feel connected with, but haven't met yet. My work will include sustainability, equality, and economic growth—creating public policy that uses climate change as a gateway to a more just world. This will no doubt be a wild journey, but I cannot wait for the ride.