Paulina Hruskoci is a senior at UT Dallas studying geospatial information sciences and political science. She is interested in the applications of spatial data for climate resilience and pollution management. Currently, Paulina is spearheading a campus-wide single use plastics initiative and conducting research under Dr. Anthony Cummings. She was recently recognized as a Udall Scholar for her ongoing commitment to environmental protection. In her free time, Paulina enjoys hiking and studying Mandarin Chinese.