GASP: Where do you go to high school?
Jossy: I am a sophomore in the math/science department at The Alabama School of Fine Arts.
GASP: What do you hope to do after you graduate?
Jossy: After I graduate I hope to attend an HBCU, majoring in political science, Spanish, or computer science while minoring in environmental science.
GASP: What is your dream job?
Jossy: My dream job would be holding some form of office wherever I decide to live. Even if I’m never elected to office, being a leader in my community is extremely important to me. I love to be as involved as possible! My dream is to be able to advocate for and listen to people who feel like they aren’t normally heard.
GASP: What do you hope to learn while interning with GASP?
Jossy: As the climate Change interning at GASP, I hope to learn about the policies being put in place to ensure the safety of the people in my community and the environment we live in.
GASP: Why is our mission important to you?
Jossy: The mission to reduce air pollution is important to me because not only is air pollution damaging the environment, but it is also disproportionately affecting people of color and people with a low socioeconomic status. As a black female this is very alarming to me and I am not ok with standing by while air pollution becomes even more of a problem.
GASP: What is your favorite food?
Jossy: My favorite food is pizza, specifically pineapple and mushroom pizza! I also love baked mac and cheese, and the cheesier the better. 🙂
GASP: What are your hobbies?
Jossy: In my free time I love going rollerskating, crocheting, and spending time with my family!
GASP: Who or what are your influences?
Jossy: I am heavily influenced by my family, my faith, and my school. My parents have always instilled in me a “can-do” attitude which has driven me to shoot for the stars when it comes to my goals. Also being a big sister propels me to be a good role model for all of my siblings to look up to! At ASFA, being surrounded by such talented, passionate young minds causes me to work a lot harder. As my mom always says, iron sharpens iron!
GASP: What are some other fun facts about yourself?
- I have a pretty big family, including three younger siblings, two older ones, and a crazy pet chihuahua named Mercury!
- Reality TV shows are my jam. My all time favorite is Survivor.
- I’m a big computer science nerd and I am currently working on learning HTML and CSS.
- I have watched every single Disney Channel Original Movie!
Kirsten has been with GASP from the very beginning as a founding board member, then as a part-time executive director, and now as outreach director. Kirsten hopes future generations will inherit a healthy Alabama where clean air and water are valued and protected. Email Kirsten