Hello, my name is Elizabeth Fernandez and I’m thrilled to be a new intern at UUMFE. I am from Long Island, NY and I’m a recent graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Biology. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Huntington where I have made long lasting friendships and connections. I’m passionate about animal rights and have been a vegan for 4 years. Through veganism I have learned about the horrors of animal agriculture and its environmental impacts. In my free time I love to dance, bike ride and travel. I also enjoy learning about zero waste living and hope to spread the word on how everyone can make easy swaps to help conserve resources and decrease pollution.
Additionally, as a daughter of a Cuban-American, topics about race and immigration are held close to my heart. The U.S. was built on a system of racism and oppression and I will not be silent about these issues. At UUMFE I wish to learn more about the intersection of race issues and environmental justice. I’m here to work hard and see how I, as a young adult, can take the important steps to create a more just world!