Who I am

My name is Ryan Lo and I am a 9th grader at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, California. I started “A Change is a Chance’ podcast in December 2019 because I wanted to educate listeners of all ages, especially young listeners, on some of the most pressing issues of our time.  Since age 8, I’ve always been very environmentally conscious and made a commitment to use as little plastic as possible. I then realized that it isn’t quite enough that I act on my beliefs and that I needed to try to get others to change their lifestyles too.  

While I first focused on environmental issues on my podcast, I eventually saw the need to tackle social justice issues too.  Through the interviews, I realized that everything is intertwined and that those who are most marginalized and discriminated against, also are those who are most impacted by environmental problems.  

From the US Vote Foundation, American Lung Association, Plastic Free Foundation, and Hip Hop for Change to Green Building Council, I am very honored to have interviewed these experts and change makers.  I hope that you will enjoy my podcast and learn something!  Every little change we make can go a long way.