Mya is from Poughkeepsie, New York where she is currently a high school senior. In the fall, she will be an incoming freshman at Skidmore College where she plans to major in environmental science and minor in biology. Mya is particularly interested in marine conservation and uses her PADI scuba certification to work on coral restoration initiatives. In her free time she enjoys musical theatre, dance, making art, and playing volleyball. Mya would like to thank NSHSS for granting her the Earth Day Scholarship 2020. She plans to put the scholarship money towards tuition, ensuring that she can further her education and make a positive environmental impact.