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Kaija Schlangen


Professional title

Sustainability Student Assistant


I grew up in Two Harbors, MN on a healthy diet of hiking, climbing, and giving tourists directions to Betty’s Pies. I am a junior at UMD studying Psychology and Latin American Studies. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hanging out with other people’s dogs, and planning my next trip. 

Sustainability became a passion of mine as I started noticing the many intersections between social issues and environmental ones. I’m invested in pushing for more justice and equity in sustainability and deconstructing our oppressive systems to create a just and healthy world for all. I think that we all have immense power as individuals, and even more when we work together to solve issues in our campus, communities, and world.