Harper Smith is an undergraduate student at the University of Oregon, originally from Los Angeles, California, studying education and global service. She has always been passionate about teaching, sustainability, and the environment as she grew up really close to the ocean and saw the negative effects of pollution had on the environment around her.
Harper is currently a writer and contributor for Withitgirl, a women-run website and blog that aims to amplify the voices of women and minorities in surf and skate communities. She primarily writes articles about more sustainable options and alternatives for the surf community. She believes that the Earth Charter is an incredibly beneficial way to look at the world and wants to work towards it gaining more exposure in the United States. In her free time Harper loves to surf, make art, and go camping.
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