Rachel Fink, a seventeen-year-old activist from Baltimore, uses and encourages the voices of young people across her city to speak up about many social and environmental justice issues. Over the past three years, working in the National Aquarium’s “Aquarium On Wheels” program, Rachel has taken part in initiatives to teach science lessons in after-school programs in middle schools throughout Baltimore, perform conservation-themed plays to children in Public Libraries, and facilitate youth conferences and summits, like YOCS, MAYA, and UCAN. Along with this, as a fellow of the Baltimore Youth Film Arts program, Rachel has created many independent short-films and documentaries, focusing mainly on climate change and social justice. Rachel believes that our greatest weapon is the ability to communicate, and strives to strengthen this capability through acquisition of new languages, filmmaking, debate, and writing. Most recently winning The Baldwin Prize for a paper on sexism in schools, Rachel works tirelessly to improve her ability to share ideas and experiences with greater audiences, in the hopes of inspiring grand social change. In her free time, Rachel trains as an aerial dancer, and paints with her dad.