Dream Corps

Rishi Sugla

Climate Storyteller

Location: San Diego, CA

Rishi is a PhD student and earth scientist studying the planet’s past climatic changes by exploring the cultural memories that are disappearing because of the climate crisis. He uses personal stories of growing up and collecting wild fruits from the forest with his grandparents, and how those memories shaped their connection to nature. They lived in New Jersey during Hurricane Sandy and dealt with his family leaving Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.