Atiya Angleen

Atiya Angleen is a rising freshman at UC Berkeley who will be studying environmental economics and policy with plans to become an environmental lawyer. Atiya was one of the youth who successfully advocated for her school in San Mateo County to declare a climate emergency.

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Youth Climate Leaders: It’s Time for Everyone — Especially those in Power — to Step Up and Make the Environment a Priority

In a world facing ongoing climate crises, youth bring a belief in science and the will to survive to counter powerful decision-makers driven by self-interest. Two student leaders, Atiya Angleen and Maram Ahmed, helped drive significant change at their schools despite facing challenges. In this Q&A, they share how this advocacy can serve as inspiration for a cultural sea change in the effort to mitigate the climate crisis.