Project AIR

Action. Innovation. Research.












AIR, aka Action. Innovation. Research, started as a youth research group in the University of Berkeley, California in June 2018.  Now, it is a national chapter that focuses on public health, environmental studies, data science, public policy, and social injustice. Our goal is to influence others through education in hopes of a healthier world! 



Ajay Pillarisetti, PhD - Lecturer/ Researcher

Asa Bradman, PhD, MSc- Lecturer/ Researcher

Charlotte D. Smith, PhD - Lecturer/ Researcher

Elizabeth M. Noth, MPH, PhD - Researcher

James Nolan, MPH

Jessica An, PhD

Liza Lutzker, MPH

Megan R. Schwarzman, MD, MPH - Lecturer/Researcher

Mike Willson, PhD, MPH - Lecturer/ Researcher

Minda Berbeco, PhD - Researcher

Sadie Costello, PhD - Lecturer/ Researcher


Ace Song, Pennsylvania

Alice Kwon, Virginia

Ames Kwon, Virginia

Ashley Bae, Virginia

Derek Song, New York

Eddie Bae, Virginia

Jhoonho Kim, New York 

Jisoo Park, Virginia

Lawrence Kang, Canada

Laurie Song, Pennsylvania

Lucio Yang, New York

Richard Bae, South Korea

Ryan Choi, Virginia

Sarah Hwang, New York

Steven Lee, New York

Suhye Park, Rhode Island

Sunjjin Lee, New York

Sunjung Bok, New York

Sunjung Park, Georgia



Whittier Christian High School, University of Berkeley, Fullerton College, Richmond Youth Group


Emory University


New Trier Township High School


Amherst University

New York

Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science, New Hyde Park Memorial High School, Lancaster High School


Vincentian Academy, Sewickley Academy, Shady Side Academy

Trinity High School

Rhode Island

Brown University


Thomas Jefferson High School, Chantilly High School, Riverside High School, Episcopal High School, Keystone Academy, Robinson Secondary School


Home School

South Korea

Seoul Foreign School




What is a storymap?

Spatial visualizations made possible by GIS(Geographic Information System) tools and techniques facilitate improved understandings of cross-disciplinary phenomena and solving problems rooted in academic and real-world concepts. GIS allows us to better study the effects of climate change, design cities, inventory geologic samples, plan ecological growth models, catalog contents of an archaeological site, and countless other activities. GIS is well suited to drive problem-based learning (PBL), an approach to classroom inquiry that is guided by a question, with students collecting data and making analytical conclusions.

Ace and Sunjung

Title:  Architecture: A Study on How Architecture is Affected by the Environment



Jhoonho, Lucio and Ryan

Title: Pollution and People, Alameda County, CA



Ames, Eddie and Derek

Title: Environmental Justice



Jisoo, Alice, Sunjin, Laurie, and Suhye

Title: The History of Richmond and Chevron



Ashley and Sarah

Title: CLRD: causes, cultures, clusters, and consequences


Steven and Lawrence

Title: The Tale of Two Cities: An Examination of Environmental Air Pollution Disasters in Richmond and Berkeley, California

Research Paper

Abstract: There has been a surmised association between air pollution exposure and socioeconomic status, in the past few years. This study investigated the levels of two different air pollution, carbon monoxide (CO) and PM2.5, within both a high income(Berkeley) and low-income community(Richmond) in Northern California. These communities were picked, because of demographics, median household income and past history of industrial negligence. Routes were made to cover a variety of micro-environments (residential/non-residential, intersection/non-intersection etc.) Air pollution data was collected manually, using PATS+ monitors. Our results show that the differences in air pollution between the two cities weren’t substantial, however, this may be one of many cases pertaining to environmental injustice, illustrating how socioeconomically disadvantaged communities often struggle with not only the chronic health disorders that may be attributed to exposure to poor air quality, but also with the subsequent psycho-social and financial burdens.

Get Involved

How to


Become a Member

Find a local high school club or a community club to join, or create your own through this website!


Get Educated

Learn about environmental and public health through our professor's lectures and slideshows. Find out about what issues are prevalent and what you can do to help.


Take Action

Start to take action based on what you learned! Donate through our Go Fund Me page to contribute to an improved environmental and public health . Anything is better than nothing at all! 



Spread the cause to others and help the public and environment become a better and healthier place for everyone!