Giuli Nagai is an undergraduate student at Sophia University in Japan where she is studying Green Science in Materials and Life Sciences in the Faculty of Science and Technology. She was born and raised in Brazil, had most of her education in Chicago, Illinois and is now pursuing one of her life-long dreams of studying and living in Japan. Hence her studies, Giuli holds great interest for sustainability and environmental sciences. One of her biggest motivations for participating in University Innovation Fellows was so that she could learn the skills necessary to make change and then apply her knowledge to areas related to innovation in sustainability.
During her time as an undergraduate student, Giuli is working as a research assistant under a professor in Sophia's Program for Sustainable Futures and as an intern of a company that strives to accelerate access to sustainable living. She is an active member of a student-run organization called KASA Sustainability where she helps lead sustainable projects such as campus farming/composting events and host Sustainable Campus Forums. Some additional hobbies include Japanese language learning and badminton.
Volunteering has always been a passion for Giuli, earning her the Ambassador Award from the United Nations Association for 100+ hours of volunteer service during her years in high school. In the future, Giuli hopes to attend graduate school and specialize herself in the field of environmental science and business.