My name is Luis Reyes and I am on the path to double major in environmental studies and biology. Through this major and more schooling, I hope to become a marine biologist doing deep sea research and problem solving ways to help the aquatic ecosystems thrive and survive in such an anthropogenic time. I am also strongly passionate about self expression especially for individuals who could experience punishment and/or death simply for being themselves. Whether it be sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or any other possible salient identity, be proud of who you are and never conform. Being the 2020-2021 Alger Scholar will allow me to go back to my roots in planning events for queer and trans folk where we can make spaces, wherever that may be, that allows everyone and anyone to be unapologetically themselves.