Eva coordinates Uplift, which focuses on empowering young adults to take action for climate justice on the Colorado Plateau. Uplift is regionally rooted in the landscapes of the Colorado Plateau and focuses on the need for the fields of conservation and outdoor recreation to prioritize climate change in their work. Eva is also a co-founder of the Students of Color Environmental Collective (SCEC) at UC Berkeley, where she works to increase diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the environmental movement as well as support people of color engaging in environmentalism.
“In a time of dire environmental and social problems, the climate justice movement brings together issues that affect all kinds of people on different levels. Younger generations and marginalized communities have the most at stake when it comes to impending climate disaster. When it comes to climate change, the future may look really grim, but it is the youth resistance to climate injustice that fills me with hope and inspiration. One of the most powerful things that we can do to build this movement of resistance is to come together, share our stories, and be in community with one another.”
Eva is a member of the 2017 Emerging Leaders Program.