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Wawa Gatheru

Wawa Gatheru is an environmental justice activist, speaker, and founder passionate about cultivating a climate movement that is made in the image of all of us. She is the founder and Executive Director of Black Girl Environmentalist, a national organization dedicated to empowering Black girls, women, and non-binary people in the climate movement. In January of 2023, musician Billie Eilish personally invited Wawa to join her on the first ever digital cover of Vogue alongside 7 other youth climate activists. Wawa has earned a BA in Environmental Studies and a Master’s in Environmental Governance at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

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