"No Future Without Change:" Kara Asher On Climate Action

Jan. 7, 2022
Kara Asher headshot

What is your major/year?

I am currently a freshman and am on track to double degree in psychological sciences and political science.

What are you involved in on campus or in Tucson?

On campus I am currently involved in Garden Committee (operates the UA community garden), Students for Sustainability (ASUA organization which is environmental focused), the community outreach lead for UArizona Divest (a student advocacy group on campus) and a member of body positive (a club on campus which focuses on rejecting diet culture and promotes a path to body neutrality).

What is your favorite thing to do in Tucson?

My favorite thing to do in Tucson is either go on a hike or explore different coffee shops around town with friends!

On what day did you learn the most during your first semester at UArizona?

I cannot pinpoint an exact date which I learned the most during this semester however a class in which I learned the most was POL 325 (Political Psychology). The course explores psychological explanations for almost anything in the political arena and I found it interesting to analyze how individuals formulate opinions and the various factors which influence an individual.

What is your favorite thing about being a student activist?

My favorite thing about being a student activist is that I’m surrounded by like minded individuals who are my age and share that same passion regarding making a change. 

What motivates you to be/stay involved in climate action?

Understanding how severe the climate crisis is, the impacts it has already had and the fact that there will ultimately be no future without change is what motivates me to continue my involvement in climate action.