Alexandria Villasenor

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Alexandria Villaseñor

Climate activist

Alexandria Villaseñor is an American climate activist living in New York City. She is a follower of the Fridays for Future movement and of fellow climate activist Greta Thunberg, Villaseñor is a co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike and founder of Earth Uprising.

Villaseñor's fight for climate action was sparked when she was caught in a smoke cloud from the November 2018 Camp Fire in California during a family visit. As an asthma sufferer, she became physically ill, during which time she researched the climate change and temperature rises which contributed to the fire's severity. Soon afterwards, she joined New York's chapter of Zero Hour, a group of American youth climate activists.

She skips school every Friday in order to protest against lack of climate action in front of the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York.She is no longer involved with the US Youth Climate Strike group and founded the climate change education group Earth Uprising.

Villaseñor spoke at The Common Good Forum & American Spirit Awards, May 10th, 2019, and received the Changemaker Scholarship.

Twitter: @AlexandriaV2005