Omar Elsharkawy was born in Cairo, Egypt and was thrown into social justice with the launch of the Egyptian revolution. It was the experience of revolution and his first year sociology class that really opened his eyes to global injustice. Currently, Omar is focusing his energy on activist work with the Carleton Food Collective on campus, where he is a second year Environmental Studies student. With a passion for environmental justice, Omar would like to get more involved with an organization that shares his green focus. In his spare time you can find Omar watching documentaries or playing drums with his band. Always modest, Omar admits that he’s new to activism so he’s still navigating his role. However, what he does know is that he wants to leave his mark on the world and on Next Up and is confident he will!
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