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Piroz Bahar

What do you want to solve? How? Why?
I want to solve climate change through working with those at the forefront of research and policy to move the world towards a sustainable future that does not harm the planet. This is important to me because the effects of climate change will be far reaching, and thus I feel that it is imperative that the world takes action.

What do you believe that no one else does?
I believe that doing good for the world and being profitable are actually heavily linked.

What do you think everyone should google to learn more about?
The origins, background, and meaning behind major rap albums.

What is the coolest thing you've learned in 2019?
That a small group of Chileans who were exchange students at the University of Chicago known as the Chicago Boys played a major role in the Chilean revolution of 1973 by formulating an economic plan that they had adopted from their time studying under Milton Friedman.

What are reading or what have you read recently that you love?
I am currently reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollen which outlines the way the United States developed its culture around eating and how the food we grow and eat in turn shapes who we are as a society.

Who would you most like to switch places with for a day?
Dean Baquet, the current Editor in Chief of the New York Times

Who is your biggest inspiration?
My sister

What are you listening to? (eg. music, podcast)
An Invisibilia Podcast titled “The Weatherman” which reminds me of the power of embracing uncertainty and being vulnerable.