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Grove Farm Scholar

Mayumi Fulgencio

2019 Grove Farm Scholar

Mayumi Fulgencio

Lewis and Clark College in Oregon

Environmental Studies

Mayumi Fulgencio is the daughter of Bessie and Teresito Fulgencio, both immigrants from the Philippines. She hopes to attend Lewis and Clark College in Oregon to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. Mayumi is passionate about reversing the effects of the human footprint on the environment. She was awarded a KUPU grant for the Hawaii Youth Sustainability Challenge for her ‘Zero Waste Harvester’ project, which aims to reduce landfill waste on the island. Mayumi currently serves as President of both Nature and Sierra clubs as well as being a member of Student Council, Key Club, and National Honor Society. She is also an avid soccer player and expressed appreciation to Grove Farm for providing the irrigation for the Vidinha soccer fields. Mayumi is optimistic that she will be able to contribute to the sustainability of the island. I have rarely felt this level of genuine excitement for a student project in my 25-year career as a STEM teacher.”