Jared Naimark (BS, 2014) was named the 2014 Whitley Citizen Scholar for his leadership in connecting environmental science to issues of social justice through activism and advocacy on campus and beyond. One Stanford peer remarked that, "Jared is extremely dedicated to public service, especially in the fields of environmental justice and education. He works tirelessly."
At Stanford, Jared was President of STAND, where he organized education, advocacy, and fundraising events on campus to address genocide, mass atrocities, and international human rights abuses. Jared was a docent at Jasper Ridge and a leader of Alternative Spring break, where he planned and facilitated a week long trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with human rights organizations and participate in lobby meetings with elected officials.
In addition, Jared taught youth at Eastside Academy about the environment; coordinated awareness events with Students for a Sustainable Stanford; and was a Public Service Leadership Fellow and Peer Advisor at the Haas Center for Public Service. He was an Urban Environmental History researcher at the Bill Lane Center for the American West.
Jared was recently awarded the James W. Lyon Award for Service by the Dean of Student Life at Stanford, the ‘Walk the Talk’ Award from the Haas Center, and was an Earth Systems Public Service Scholar. Jared will continue to do the work he cares so deeply about in Burma- advocating for human rights and environmental justice as an International Public Service Fellow.