Salena P. Reynolds is currently a senior Biological Sciences major at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She enjoys educating youth about the environment and ways they can perform environmental science research in their communities with readily accessible materials. Salena currently works at Nuestras Raices, a grassroots environmental organization in Holyoke, Massachusetts and serves as a mentor for the Upward Bound program at Holyoke High School. In the future, Salena plans to attend graduate school for a Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration in environmental health. Her long-term goal is to start a program that will teach youth in urban areas methods to perform research and understand the gravity of environmental issues in their neighborhoods, so they can educate others on them. Her current research project involves testing the air in Holyoke, Massachusetts for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) on heavily traveled streets and paper factories.