Domingo Cortinez

Youth Leadership Council Member

Domingo Cortinez is a rising first-year at the University of Chicago from Miami, Florida. As a Senior EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador, he has taught lesson labs to over 500 elementary and middle school students on the climate crisis and water conservation. Domingo also served as the Co-Lead for the Future in the Bag Miami Pilot Program to establish a reusable bag swap station in his local community.

Domingo has also aimed to make his community more sustainable in other ways. For example, he persuaded his school principal to switch to reusable utensils after presenting on the attitude formation consequences the daily usage of single use plastic can have on students. Domingo is also a certified member of The CLEO Institute’s Climate Speakers Network and a member of the genCLEO youth group. He co-founded his school’s Sustainable Development Club to promote the United Nation’s seventeen sustainable development goals In his community. Besides his environmental work, Domingo is also the Communications Head for the Dream Reading Initiative book drive and has medaled at the scholastic national and state championships in crew.