I’m from the Marshall Islands and I am a Marshallese community advocate. I am concerned about how climate change affects my family back home and here in the U.S. The effects of climate change are evident back home with rising sea level and coral bleaching, both of which are affecting livelihoods. I am also concerned about how climate change will affect future migration of my people. We are already seeking better opportunities for work, education and health care here in the U.S; Springdale, Arkansas is already a prime destination for Marshallese. I feel it necessary to get myself acquainted in the broader Northwest Arkansas Community to create the network, build the necessary relationships and understand the resources available so I can be better equipped to serve my families and friends who choose to come here.