Elsa Barron is a Senior at the University of Notre Dame studying Biology and Peace Studies with a minor in Sustainability. In the summer of 2018, Barron completed a research internship in India through the S.N. Bose Scholarship, challenging her to think about the intersection of science with global issues and religion. She continued this exploration in 2019, spending eight months in Jerusalem. Her current passion is for understanding grassroots environmental peacebuilding. During the summer of 2020, Barron completed two online internships: one with the Environmental Peacebuilding Association in Washington D.C. and the other with the Institute for Climate and Peace in Hawaii. Additionally, Barron was selected as a Udall Scholarship Honorable Mention in Environmental Leadership. Looking forward, Barron has accepted a Boren Scholarship to study Hindi and Urdu in India during the summer of 2021 while interning at an institute for sustainable, indigenous agriculture.