Halimat Houandje is a senior at Dr. Ronald E. MacNair Academic High School. She has conducted research on stem cell therapy as a treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is currently working on Black farming racism research. Her main STEM interests are environmental health and environmental studies. Halimat participated in the CU Climate Fellowship, where she trained, competed, and networked in different sectors of climate. She has received recognition as an American College of Cardiology Young Scholar. Outside of STEM, Halimat is interested in government and politics. In the future, she hopes to become a neurosurgeon and do climate change advocacy as a politician. Halimat enjoys reading in her free time.