Destiny Bristol Kushin

Destiny Bristol Kushin is 18 years old and a tribal member from St. Paul Island, Alaska. At a young age, she realized how badly overfishing and climate change have impacted her community. Destiny is working with her community to address fishing-related problems. Together she believes we can change the world by protecting the oceans that sustain people. She hopes to see her future kids learning to subsistence fish just like she has done most of her life. She states everything, from the land and the ocean to the people and the animals, are connected. Once one part of an ecosystem fails, it affects the entire ecosystem.