STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM 

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Emily Phan

Emily is currently studying Biochemistry and Spanish at the University of New Mexico. Emily was a lead organizer of the New Mexico Women’s March, and organized actions such as the National School Strike for Climate Action in 2019 and the New Mexico Climate Strike in 2019. Emily also served as the Vice President of Fight for Our Lives. She 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.

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Sofia Jenkins-Nieto

Sofia's passion for environmental justice has introduced her to a broad range of experiences as a senior at UNM. 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.

Kineo Memmer

Kineo is a junior 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.

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Raven Alcott

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Raven is an Environmental Science major and Native American Studies minor. She hails from the Pueblo of San Ildefonso, which is the core of her work with climate activism and environmental research. The ways in which climate change will impact her tribal homelands and community is what motivates her to seek fundamental change, societal justice, balance, and liberation

Jess is a junior at UNM studying Communication and getting a minor in sustainability studies. She currently works for the sustainability studies program on their website and social media. She also provides a student voice for the program. She has been part of UNM LEAF for a year now and has helped write ASUNM resolutions on sustainability on campus that passed. She was born and raised in Albuquerque and has seen the impacts that climate change and drought have had on her home.

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Feleecia Guillen

Feleecia is a freshman at UNM studying Environmental Science and Business. In 2020, she founded Youth Climate Action Coalition New Mexico with a group of friends who wanted to make a difference and purse environmental change. While still managing YCAC NM, she decided to join UNM LEAF to spread her activism further. She says,"If one things is clear, it’s that the natural world is fading. Climate change is not only evident in New Mexico but all around the world, more than ever, but if we act now, it’s possible to be a part of the solution."

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Cassandra Huneau

Cassandra Huneau is an undergraduate student studying Geography with a minor in Sustainability Studies at the University of New Mexico. She is also a member of the University of New Mexico Honors College. Coming from a physical geography background she is concerned about climate change and the impacts on the environment and believes that the University of New Mexico should take all necessary steps protect the environment and the people they serve. 

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