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 founder and editor of The Xylom, creating personal stories of science and humanity. He works with science professionals in over 20 countries and regions to address three questions, "How do we make science look more like us?", "How are scientists shaped by what happens outside of the lab?", and "How do people respond to the changing world through science?". For his work at The Xylom, Alex has been accepted into the Class of 2019 of the Millennium Fellowship, presented at the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference, and represented Georgia Tech at the 2020 ACC Leadership Symposium at Louisville, KY, focusing on storytelling as an agent for social change. You can support their work at The Xylom's Patreon.
Outside of his role at The Xylom, Alex is part of Georgia Tech's Sustainability Student Advisory Council and is the co-creator of the #FridaysforFuture at Georgia Tech. He 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 for the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance for Summer 2020. He also co-chairs the Hong Kong Student Association at Georgia Tech and is researching on controlling invasive Burmese Pythons at the Everglades National Park in South Florida. 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.