Ever since high school, Daniel Traver knew he wanted to study engineering in college to learn how to tackle the global climate crisis.
“The worst outcomes of a warming planet will disproportionately affect historically and currently marginalized communities,” Daniel says. “This idea motivates me, and gives me the urgency to keep working towards solutions and strategies to deal with this crisis.”
At Brown, Daniel is gaining valuable knowledge in the classroom about social justice and sustainability and also taking advantage of opportunities to the test what he’s learned in the real world. He serves on Brown’s Climate Action League, interns on Brown’s Scope 3 Emissions Committee in the Office of Sustainability and does research in the Climate and Development Lab on a greenhouse gas reduction study for the state of Rhode Island. This summer, he will intern with a Rhode Island engineering firm that specializes in energy efficiency for buildings and manufacturing processes.