My name is Harrison Gerson, and I am a second-year in Columbia College passionate about sustainability and cultural dialogue. Rockland County, NY is my home. I am honored to contribute to the inaugural class of Global Thought Scholars. Environmental tourism is one of my greatest interests. I developed an interactive map of urban ecotourism in NYC through an environmental justice lens (learn more at bit.ly/ecotourismnyc). Learning languages engages me with different cultures. I speak Spanish, French, and German, and I’m currently learning others. To stay active, I enjoy whitewater kayaking with the University team and dance at Barnard.