Umi Fulgencio

Umi Fulgencio BA '23



Degree and Class Year

BA ’23


Līhuʻe, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i


Environmental Studies


Entrepreneurship Leadership and Innovation


ENVX Symposium cochair, intramurals, Watzek Library circulation assistant, Hamotzi Club lead and participant

What three words would you use to describe L&C?

Eccentric, Passionate, Driven

How would you describe sustainability at L&C?

Sustainability at L&C is a strong initiative that is supported by both the school’s administration and its students. The accountability in every sector from housing to dining has played a large role in the institution’s effort to minimize harm to our planet while producing top quality resources and spaces for the community. The push for sustainability in curriculum is inspiring as each discipline has taken accountability for educating the future stewards of our planet.

What should incoming students know about sustainability at LC?

If you care about the environment and our moral obligation as a society to uphold the health and resilience of our planet, L&C is a great place to be. Everyone here shares compassion for and values the natural world for future generations. L&C is not tunnel-visioned in the development of strategies that only work best for their pockets.

How does sustainability prepare students for life after L&C?

The general practice of accountability and constant adaptation to the world’s atmosphere teaches one to never be complacent. Sustainability is about striving toward solutions that ensure the success of systems and places that will outlive one’s own current wants and desires. It’s about being human and extending that experience of beauty and happiness to those that come after us while taking care of those around us presently. Sustainability does not limit to just the natural world but the people who inhabit it. Without tending to the needs of those who are suffering from the gains of others, we cannot progress. To care for those around us, and what we stand on, goes beyond the workplace or wherever life after L&C takes us; it ensures that we are good human beings.