ABOUT US

EMILY PHAN

Director of Communications

Emily currently studies violin performance and biology as a freshman 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.

NATASHA COOKE

Legislative and Organization Support

Natasha Cooke is a student at the University of New Mexico. She is currently a senior studying Political Science and Women's Studies. She has worked for organizations such as National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in Washington DC and has worked for Michelle Lujan Grisham Congressional District 1. She will work in Indonesia next year with the Peace Corps. Natasha is a member of Leaders for Environmental Actions and Foresight (UNM Leaf) to help prevent climate change and the impact its creating for the environment. She will continue to help bring climate justice.

JOSHUA PARKS

Student Director
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"I grew up in Alaska and there I witnessed the effects of climate change firsthand in the form of unusually warm winters with less snow and hotter summers. Now, living in the arid Southwest, I feel increasingly concerned about our future. Through UNM LEAF I hope to affect meaningful, necessary change that will improve our odds of survival in the face of potentially catastrophic climate change."


Josh is a senior at UNM studying Earth and Planetary Sciences with a minor in Sustainability Studies

RUTH CLARK

Director of Art and Graphics

Ruth is now a freshman 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.

 

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