Green Festival Speakers

Jerry Qin

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Jerry Qin is a rising senior at Walnut High, in the small yet beautiful city of Walnut, CA. His interest in the environment stems both from his Buddhist background and also his undying love for outdoor activities ranging from competitive sports like water polo and pole vault, to hiking and biking. Jerry operates mainly through his club ECGA (Environmental Care Global Awareness) on his high school campus and his position with CAYLC (California Youth Leadership Council). Jerry also works outside of school with organizations like L.A. Youth and the Algalita Marine Research Institute to further his education in the environmental field and also help disseminate educational information to others. Jerry plans to take a year off after high school to pursue his studies of martial arts, Buddhism and nature at the Shaolin Temple in China, then return for a 4-year college education in the U.S.