Dr. Isabel Rivera Collazo, an affiliated researcher for the Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, was featured in a SciGirls video as a role model for young women in science. The video highlighted Dr. Rivera Collazo’s research in environmental archaeology, her background in Puerto Rico, the importance of her family throughout her growing career.
Climate change is a large factor of the work that Dr. Rivera Collazo does in Puerto Rico—as more than two dozen cultural heritage sites are underwater during high-tide. In the video, she encourages SciGirls to not feel discouraged by what is said about climate change in the news. “The main thing I’ve learned is that change depends on one person—on me, on you. It’s up to every single one of us. If we want to see change, each one of us needs to take part. We can’t expect change to come from an outside source.” She continues, “It’s empowering to know that we can make the world in which we want to live.”
At any age, this is an inspiring video. Find the full video here.[iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/7FDhyftSyDE” width=”100%” height=”400″]
Learn more about Dr. Isabel Rivera Collazo and our other affiliated researchers here.