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Hana Hyde


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I am a hard-working student excited to excel in a diverse and academically excellent college community!


University Preparatory Academy

High School
2022 - 2024


  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Majors of interest:

    • Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Test scores:

    • 32


    • Dream career field:

      Environmental Law

    • Dream career goals:


      • University Prep

        the prom, hello dolly, a christmas carol, the music man, mamma mia!, matilda, encanto
        2009 – Present

      Public services

      • Advocacy

        Front Flip Change LLC — Head intern
        2020 – 2023
      Minority/BIPOC Students in STEM Scholarship
      As a young woman in a strict, stereotypical, catholic school with an immigrant mother and father from rural Idaho, environmental justice wasn't exactly on the forefront of my social consciousness. The very first stories I heard were broken, an elegant blend of English, Korean, and absolutely made-up words in between. Those earliest memories are family stories of barriers faced as immigrants, ranging from racist taunting to housing insecurity due to redlining. The resultant generational trauma and my experiences as a multiracial woman have informed my identity and fueled my sense of justice and steel resolve to amplify our voices. My parents raised me with pride, and I learned to embrace the beauty of being an Asian, Indigenous, and white woman. Imagine my surprise as a third-grader working on a Tales from the Family Tree project, to discover that my great-grandmother was so deeply ashamed of her Cherokee heritage that she spent her whole life keeping secrets from our family. Storytelling an Indigenous lifeline and tradition, and Korean folktales and familial anecdotes are weaved into my DNA. Storytelling surrounding the climate crisis became even more of a passion when I had the opportunity to study at the New York Times for climate coverage. My life and heritage have strengthened my interest in environmental science, but so have my experiences. As a first generation American, I aspire to uplift those in the minority who lack my privilege. I became committed to environmental advocacy initiatives for Front Flip Change LLC during my freshman year of high school, and have since remained the sole intern of the organization. Asylum is now a right that I work to defend for folks like my family, along with fighting for federal recognition of the Duwamish Tribe in honor of those who fought before me. At Front Flip, I provide communications support for three local and national organizations, the Alliance for Immigrant Survivors of violence; Duwamish Tribe of Seattle; and Front and Centered, an environmental justice firm. It is rewarding work, constantly reminding us of the volume and variety of voices needing to be heard. Writing national email and blog campaigns, preparing legislative toolkits, designing websites, and launching events for the causes I care about means telling stories so that others can have their perspectives shared through our efforts. I will continue to dedicate my life to telling and uplifting diverse stories and putting in the work for environmental justice.