Koda was an Environmental Studies major at the University of Vermont. During Koda’s time as an undergraduate student, they have studied in Washington, D.C., Costa Rica, and India in order to learn about the complex relationship between social justice and sustainability. At UVM, Koda engaged with their campus community through their leadership in the student orientation program, the Service TREK program, and the Environmental Program as an undergraduate teaching assistant. Koda is dedicated to education and working with young people, environmental stewardship, and disrupting the dynamics of privilege and oppression in everyday life.