Alexandria Villaseñor

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Alexandria Villaseñor is a 13-year-old climate justice activist located in New York City. Frustrated by the lack of progress at COP 24, and inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, she began her solo weekly school strike for climate outside the United Nations Headquarters on December 14, 2018.


  • Founder and Executive Director of “Earth Uprising” which works to bring accurate climate science and climate change education into schools.

  • Fridays For Future Movement which are strikes on climate outside the UN Headquarters

  • Became a national and international organizer for the first global youth climate strike on March 15, 2019 which mobilized 1.6M youth from 123 countries demanding climate action from their world leaders.

Activism Recognition

  • Received the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival “Disruptor” Award

  • Made Politico’s top 100 people influential in climate change policy list.

Current Projects

  • Continues to organize national Fridays for Future climate strikes

  • Runs “Earth Uprising” as Founder and Executive Director


Alexandria stands for a 50% reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, as outlined by the IPCC, and intends to continue her school strikes, climate activism and direct action until this goal is reached.

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