Charles Hua is an undergraduate at Harvard College studying Statistics and Mathematics with a minor in Energy and Environment. At Harvard, Charles is involved in environmental consulting, climate policy research, radio broadcasting, and student managing for the basketball team. While a student at Madison West High School, Charles served as president of West Green Club, successfully raising $150,000 to install solar panels at his high school. Charles then helped found and organize 100% Renew Madison, a campaign that successfully petitioned the Madison Metropolitan School District to become the then-largest school district in the U.S. with a commitment to using 100% renewable energy. In recognition of these efforts, Charles was selected by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House as a 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
A lifelong Wisconsin resident who recognizes that climate change will disproportionately affect youth, Charles is eager to bring his perspectives as a young person on how clean water, clean energy, and clean air can drive positive change in Wisconsin.