Steven Medina, Cheng Lab (Class of 2018)

How can we build sustainable cities? What roles do green infrastructure and community action play in building better cities? Steve believes that the key to achieving this lies at the intersection of ecology and public health. As a member of Dr. Joshua Cheng’s lab, he’ll be investigating the relevance of urban farms and green infrastructure to the design of sustainable cities, both within the localized context of community health and the larger context of sea level rise. Steve is currently a junior at Tulane University, in New Orleans, where he majors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as well as in Public Health. He describes himself as being somewhere between a gardener and a farmer; someone that’s fascinated with the cultural, medicinal, and culinary relationships people have with the plants that they live alongside. He’s also an animal lover, and is currently fostering his 7th dog of the year.