Miranda Papes is a sophomore in Pauli Murray College from Dallas, Texas. She is majoring in History, with a focus on European Studies, and Psychology. Miranda is also a pitcher on the Yale Varsity Softball Team and a member of Yale’s chapter of Alpha Phi. She is an avid world traveler, which is how she found her passion for the ocean and its marine life. Not only did Miranda spend countless summers scuba diving in the Caribbean, but this past summer she visited the country of Sri Lanka. Visiting Sri Lanka really excited her to find ways to save the environment, especially by eliminating air pollution and deforestation.