Johnny Buck is a Native American father, leader, and ally. He studies at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, Washington, as a second-year student in the Native Environmental Science program. His long-term goal is to obtain a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering to address climate change with indigenous traditional ecological knowledge. He is a passionate mentor and advocate for LGBTQ and Two Spirit identified youth through his leadership with the Native Youth Leadership Alliance and Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Youth Committee. Johnny received the Equal Access & Opportunity and Phoenix Benner Native & First Nations Scholarships.