Maxine Jimenez was born in the Philippines and has lived in Los Angeles, California. Her passion for social issues was ignited and inspired by her school’s environmental club advisor, Karla Johnson, Peace Over Violence’s Melodie Kruspodin, and ACE’s very own Rochelle Younan-Montgomery. Aside from doing work to help make her community and school a more sustainable place, she hopes to inspire others along the way. Her many interests have included hiking, working out, yoga, discovering scenic views, reading, singing, and trying new experiences.