Emily is currently studying in biology and Spanish with minor in chemistry as a sophomore at the University of New Mexico. Emily was a lead organizer of the New Mexico Women’s March in 2019 and 2020, and has most recently organized actions such as the National School Strike for Climate Action and the New Mexico Climate Strike. Emily currently serves as the Vice President of Fight for Our Lives. Emily became a member of Leaders for Environmental Actions and Foresight in 2019 where she hopes to bring light to the climate crisis and educate those around her.
Ruth is now a sophomore at the University of New Mexico where they study biochemistry and psychology. They joined Fight For Our Lives as a core organizer for the March For Our Lives in 2017. In addition, Ruth has also organized actions such as walkouts at La Cueva High School during their junior and senior years. They have helped organize various town halls and other community based events.
Kineo Memmer is a sophomore at the University of New Mexico, seeking a BS in Environmental Science with a minor in Sustainability Studies and Designation in Honors. She knows that climate change poses a risk to everyone on this planet and we have to do everything we can to slow down its effects. She believes that institutions such as the University of New Mexico should do everything they can to make it clear that climate change is a risk, by publicly declaring that we are in a climate emergency, divesting from fossil fuels, and creating better environmental education opportunities for UNM students.
Sofia Jenkins-Nieto’s passion for environmental justice has introduced her to a broad range of experiences as a junior at the University of New Mexico. With a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Sustainability Studies, Sofia has taken advantage of every opportunity possible in order to expand her knowledge so that she can continue to make a positive impact on the world. She believes UNM should make every effort they can to minimize their role in the climate catastrophe and protect their students.