Ethan Wilk is a Junior from BASIS Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since middle school, Ethan has had a fascination for both environmental sustainability and advanced technology. In high school, having volunteered for local organizations around his community for years, he realized a unique technological application that could solve a plethora of problems for the community: the fusion between blockchain and marine sustainability research. Inspired to get to work, Ethan contacted professors at universities around his state and engineered a fingertip-sized computer chip that could accurately and efficiently relay vital information about the fish in his lakes from miles away. With these chips, Ethan registered the 501(c)(3) organization The Xenia Project (https://www.thexeniaproject.org/), which has garnered over 500 volunteers from his community to help him conduct his work, 37 of which have come from his own high school. As of recent, Ethan has partnered his nonprofit with the World Wildlife Fund, hoping to expand to the international hub of biodiversity: Australia.