Alexandria Villaseñor

Earth Uprising


At the age of 13, Alexandria Villaseñor co-founded the U.S. Youth Climate Strike movement. Now, at the age of 15, Alexandria has become an internationally recognized environmental activist, public speaker, author and founder of several more initiatives, including the climate education focused non-profit, Earth Uprising International. She has addressed the Democratic National Convention, the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. She is a contributing author to All We Can Save, an anthology of women climate leaders. Alexandria is also a child petitioner for ground-breaking international complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Children vs. Climate Crisis” and serves on the advisory board the national climate policy think tank Evergreen Action. Recently, Alexandria was selected to the Civil Society and Youth Advisory Board for COP26 by the UNFCCC and COP26 Minister, Alok Sharma. For her work, Alexandria has received the Earth Day Network Youth Leadership Award, The Rachel Carson Environmental Justice Award, the Tribeca Film Festival “Disruptor” award and was included on Politico’s top 100 people influential in climate change policy list.