What is the moment that you decided to work towards climate justice?
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans it became starkly clear to me that the impact of the climate crisis was going to be felt most acutely by those communities who have the least power in our society. The more I read about Louisiana’s environmental degradation the more I realized that these same communities were already bearing the brunt of the harm from our fossil fuel dependence.
What are the strengths that you bring to movement building?
I bring hope and empathy, an open mind, resilience and perseverance. I also bring the ability to think through complex problems and work with others to build solutions. I am also someone who dreams big, takes risks and is not afraid to fail, and is committed to learning and growing.
What were you like as a Fourth Grader?
I was Peter Pan in the school musical and I couldn’t sing. I fought for my right to play all games with the boys. I spent rainy days trying to save the worms from drowning in the puddles. I rode my banana bike everywhere I went. And I was passionate about my friends, my pets, and my family.