Julianna Gwiszcz is a Sociocultural Anthropology Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. She earned her Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. Julianna’s research and practice has focused on capacity building mechanisms for sustainability/sustainable development and human rights realization. She is particularly interested in how youth around the world are engaged in—or excluded from—processes of sustainable development and how, if at all, youth are being prepared to serve as facilitators of transformation pathways for sustainable wellbeing. Her work has spanned diverse global and local communities, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Guatemala, Brazil, Haiti, and various regions in the USA.