Student, Writer, and Editor in Atlanta, Georgia
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Alex Ip a first-generation college student studying Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech as a Lee Hysan Memorial Scholar and an HKSES Scholar.
Alex's work lies at the intersection of faith, climate, and storytelling. He is the Editor In Chief of The Xylom, a nonprofit creating personal stories of science and humanity. For his work at The Xylom, Alex has been selected as a Diversity Fellow by theNational Association of Science Writers. He is alsonamed aMillennium Fellow,represented Georgia Tech at the 2020 ACC Leadership Symposium "Storytelling as an Agent for Social Change"at Louisville, Ky., andpresented at the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference.
Outside of his role at The Xylom, Alex is affiliated with Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, trained by former VPOTUS Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader, and is a Serve-Learn-Sustain intern, first for West Atlanta Watershed Alliance in Summer 2020, and later for Georgia Smart Sea Level Sensors in Summer 2021. He is the co-chair of the Hong Kong Student Association at Georgia Tech and is researching an affordable, portable, carbon-neutral snake incubation center with Zoo Atlanta.
You will see Alex at most Georgia Tech football and basketball games, and you will not want to sit next to him, because he is a very, very loud fan.