Equity Talks: Gen Z's Role in Saving the Planet
March 09, 2023
8:00 PM — 9:15 PM EST
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Featured Speaker: Sophia Kianni
Sophia Kianni is a 19 year old Iranian-American climate activist. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, an international nonprofit with 8,000 volunteers in 40+ countries working to translate climate information into 100+ languages. She also represents the United States as the youngest member on the inaugural United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
Sophia’s work has been featured in news outlets including Forbes, CNN, Business Insider, TIME Magazine, The Guardian, NBC, and even on the front page of The Washington Post. She was previously a fellow with PBS NewsHour and has written for publications such as MTV News, Teen Vogue, Refinery 29, and Cosmopolitan. She is an adamant public speaker and has spoken at universities across the country including Stanford University, Columbia University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and Emory University.
She has been named VICE Media’s youngest Human of the Year, selected as Buzzfeed’s youngest Woman to Watch, and chosen for Energy News Network’s 40 under 40 list.