Salma Yajaira Gómez Pineda

Universidad de Monterrey

Salma Yajaira Gómez Pineda, a sixth semester of the Engineering degree in Sustainable Innovation and Energy student at the University of Monterrey, is a worthy candidate for the Newman Civic Fellowship, being a faithful bearer of the characteristics and values of our University by demonstrating that “the human being only reaches its fullness in the service of others.” She is considered for the tangible results of her social engagement, her constant spirit of improvement, and academic excellence. Salma is currently part of the Youth Council of the State Institute of Youth (INJUVE), which brings together state leaders to act as representatives of the young people of the state of Nuevo León. She is responsible for public relations of the student group Oikos and for promoting social responsibility in the chapter of the Mexican Institute of Executives in Finance. She was the leader of the project named Directing the Future at Fundación Alfa and also served as logistics coordinator of the Talentos de Barrio program at UDEM. Salma was distinguished with the "Hero Medal" by the Inter-American University for Development (UNID) due to her leadership, citizen participation, and social impact.

Mario Páez González
Universidad de Monterrey

Personal Statement

Throughout my life, I have been involved in activities that seek to improve my community. However, it was until high school that I began to do it in a more structured way, participating in volunteering, coordinating, and creating various initiatives in order to reduce some latent problems in society. Some projects in which I participated coordinating and leading were “Encaminando el Futuro” y “Talento de Barrio” aimed at public schools in which they seek to improve educational quality, reduce the dropout rate and promote environmental education. I am currently involved in the CO2NSERVE project, in which I am co-creator and coordinator of the team. This project seeks to mitigate deforestation and desertification in refugee camps in Zambia and in the municipality of Juárez, Nuevo León. In the refugee camp, the project is expected to impact with 15 direct jobs for the production of the ecological firewood product with benefits for 13 thousand people; In addition, the reforestation of public space in the municipality of Juárez will improve the quality of life of the people of the neighborhood. The project has strategic allies such as Drivers of Change, Casas Javer, Ashoka, PROVS A.C., and in turn, with the UN.

Salma Yajaira Gómez Pineda
Engineering degree in Sustainable Innovation and Energy: Class of 23-Jun
written 2021

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Salma Yajaira Gómez Pineda, Universidad de Monterrey Daniel Khoshkepazi, University of Baltimore Mansi Seth, University of California Berkeley Emma Davis, University of Central Arkansas Victoria Orindas Corcino, University of Central Florida Sai Reddy, University of Cincinnati Areyana Janae-Andrea Proctor, University of Colorado Boulder Irene Soteriou, University of Connecticut Ryan Greensfelder, University of Dayton Nicole Kennedy, University of Delaware Jenny Truong, University of Denver Miguel Garcia, University of Houston-Downtown Courtney Washington, University of Illinois at Chicago Celena Zacchai, University of Maine at Augusta Brandon Reed, University Of Maine at Farmington Callie Jordan, University of Mary Washington Ayotomiwa Fashola, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Faith Davis, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Gifty Kessie, University of Massachusetts Lowell Ian Malesiewski, University of Miami Isabella DeArmitt, University of Missouri-St. Louis Mia McKinney, University of Montana Allison Hrovat, University of Mount Union Vanessa Chavez Jurado, University of Nebraska at Omaha Lauren Martin, University of North Carolina Charlotte Justin Bray, University of North Georgia Jerrell Bates, University of Northern Iowa Caitlyn Cano, University of Notre Dame Anjali Mishra, University of Oregon Alisa Ghura, University of Pennsylvania Brianna Silva, University of Richmond Kapri Tulang-De Silva, University of San Diego Jada Curry, University of San Francisco Daniela Isaza, University of South Carolina Upstate Sophia Faacks, University of St. Thomas Hannah Beauchamp-Pope, University of Wisconsin Green Bay Beth Allen, University of Wisconsin-Madison Alisson Anguiano Salas, University of Wisconsin-Parkside Jessica Smith, University of Wisconsin-Superior
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