Charmaine Chiong, Aveda Institute Las Vegas, NV
Charmaine feels a responsibility to give back to Mother Nature whose resources nourish and nurture the body, mind and spirit. “How we treat her is a reflection of how we treat ourselves and each other,” says Charmaine whose application video includes scenes of Nevada’s desert life. The global pandemic opened Charmaine’s eyes to the healing power of others that comes through nature and attention to self-care. As she researched the scholarship’s namesake, Charmaine developed an even deeper respect Horst Rechelbacher’s passion for art, beauty, nature and wellness.