LEO MACLEOD has lived on Vashon Island all his life. He currently attends the University of Washington and is working on a dual major in Marine Biology and Oceanography. As a deeply committed student leader with a passion for social justice, activism and education are foundational aspects of his life. He was instrumental, for instance, in the ground-breaking efforts of the Queer Spectrum Alliance at Vashon High School in establishing a gender-neutral bathroom. He plans to use his experience to support queer individuals within STEM and make science more accessible for everyone.