Pre-COP25 Thoughts

Hello all! I am a recent grad from College of Saint Benedict with a degree in Peace Studies and I’m a current intern at Climate Generation.

My love for the environment began when I was a little girl camping in Yosemite National Park. As I grew older I became more aware of how quickly the well being of our environment is deteriorating.

While at St. Ben’s, I studied abroad in Vina Del Mar, Chile and volunteered for Valpo Surf Project, a nonprofit that uses surfing and academic tutoring to encourage English language skills and environmental consciousness among underprivileged and at-risk youth. Through this, I realized the importance of getting involved and raising awareness which is why I am very excited and honored to be apart of this year’s Minnesota COP delegation!

I hope to provide a youth perspective of the climate movement as well as highlight the voices of indigenous women from Latin American regions. As JFK once said, “the Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word crisis. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger — but recognize the opportunity.”

My hope is to shed light on the impact and progress that individuals and NGOs, like Climate Generation, are making with respect to their own communities.

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