Isaac Andreas

Isaac Andreas is a junior at Eastern Mennonite University studying math and computer science.  Isaac grew up in Chicago and North Newton, Kansas and has spent time living in Guatemala, Spain and Israel/Palestine as well. But numbers and traveling aren’t his only passions. He also enjoys creating ceramics, riding scooters, dumpster diving, eating peanut butter, playing frisbee and asking questions.  

Isaac said he wanted to join the climate ride because “I saw what kinds of people were applying for it and I wanted to be more like them.” 

When thinking about climate change, he said, “My biggest concern is how disproportionately climate change affects the poor.” Isaac is a proponent of effective altruism, which means he searches out solutions that have the potential to make the biggest positive impact with a given amount of resources, and puts his energy and resources into them.  

A quote by Shantideva, an 8th-century philosopher from India, gives Isaac hope in the face of climate change: “If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?”