Meet The Leaders of the 2022 U.S. Women’s Earth Alliance Grassroots Accelerator

Sneha Ayyagari


Advising entrepreneurs, community groups, and governmental agencies on equitable clean energy technologies and policies.

Nikila Badua


Elevating Cultural Community Arts for Educational Reform as fundamental to youth development and our collective liberation

Maya Batres


Seeking global climate justice and community equity through renewable energy and access.

Casey Camp Horinek


Reinforcing the native right to safe water, air, and land through grassroots advocacy, traditional education, and through the mentorship of aspiring filmmakers, actors, and actresses in her community.

Alyssa Dawn Carpenter


Pushing back against facilities practice open burning of toxic chemicals to protect the health and wellbeing of surrounding communities.

Dail Chambers


Using art, research, and oral traditions to create healing spaces for the public that express creativity, passion, and environmentalist themes.

Darshan Elena Campos


Sharing Indigenous Black Caribbean histories and ecologies through community gardening and reforestation that promote healing & resilience on the front-lines of the climate crisis.

Morning Star Gali


Protecting sacred sites for indigenous communities and uplifting the voices of California’s indigenous peoples.

Juliette Anne Jackson


Making legal advocacy and litigation services more accessible for indigenous communities impacted by climate change.

Jane Jacobs


Protecting water access and indigenous food sovereignty through seedkeeping and community mobilization.

Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud


Using law, science-based advocacy, and education to protect wetlands, water quality, water infrastructure, and support equitable flood resiliency.

Roishetta Ozane


Breaking down barriers for BIPOC and low income communities by providing them with tools they need in the face of natural disaster.

Aïma Paule


Envisioning environmental action through art and music and uplifting the voices and perspective of the QTBIPOC in the Bay Area.

Laurie Peterka


Supporting the intersection of youth education and elder wisdom in hopes of advancing ocean stewardship and indigenous culture preservation.

Ranjani Prabhakar


Creating music that reinforces human relationships to each other and to nature and that casts vision for equitable climate change solutions.

Stephanie Rivas


Conducting outreach to urban BIPOC youth and their communities to share knowledge, create space, and generate solutions in the movement to combat climate change.

Johanie Rivera-Zayas


Bridging cultural and scientific knowledge on natural and working lands to increase its resilience, increase and maintain soil health, and support public policy.

Irene R. Ruiz


Community organizing in Idaho to create and implement local campaigns on environmental justice issues that affect Latinx, immigrant, and farm working communities.

Raya Salter


Making the connection between people, power and a just transition through community centered public interest law.

Crystal Sanders-Alvarado


Storytelling by creating multi-sensory learning environments that build community, increase connection to the natural world, and expand critical thought.

Shenée L. Simon


Founding, designing, and creating programming for women and girls that prioritizes gender equity, safety, peace, and security.

Tanasia Swift


Designing programming that mentors the next generation of girls and women to steward the local oyster reefs and waterways throughout New York City.

Rocío Torres Moguel


Protecting the Mexican and US waters of the Colorado River by connecting people and communities with the natural resources that nourish and sustain them.

Georgia Tunioli


Teaming up with schools, businesses, harbors, organizations, and individuals to restore and enhance the Santa Monica Bay watershed, reduce waste, and steward our waters.

Grace Tuttle


Amplifying voices against the Mountain Valley Pipeline to protect resources and communities impacted by fossil fuel infrastructure.

Vanessa Uriarte


Promoting economic, environmental and political transformation in the coastal communities of Puerto Rico and eradicating neocolonial policies of the Global North.

Jenna Valente


Fostering a community of ocean lovers working to protect and restore ocean health through advocacy and education.

Sumedha Yarlagadda


Representing youth voices and creating community projects through art, climate education, and political action.

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