MEET THE TEAM
Hey everyone! My name is Aryan Ranjan and I am a rising juior at Columbia University in the City of New York. If you are reading this, I applaud you for taking the time out of your busy lives to take a look at our phenomenal organization. I firmly believe that climate change is a defining moment not only for our generation but for all the generations to come. That is why I created an organization that could bring together millions of children who yearn for immediate climate action - whether it's by cutting down our carbon emissions, cleaning up our beaches, or marching on the streets for political action. I think that if we can come together as one, nothing can stop us from putting an end to the climate crisis once and for all. If you value your children, your health, and your planet, I hope you consider joining our organization. With your help, we can lead the climate movement to new heights!
Hey everyone. My name is Aayushi and I am a rising senior at American Heritage High School in Boca Raton, Florida. I think it's really important for younger students to understand the severity of climate change, and as Junior Director, I hope to teach them not only the impacts of climate change but possible solutions to the problem as well. After all, each and every single one of us has an important role to play if we want to save our planet for our grandchildren.
Hello, my name is Umar Hussain and I am also the vice president of the Climate Change Club at American Heritage School. It was this position that got me interested in the Last Generation initiative due to its ability to create real change. I have also been an avid member of Congressional debate, which has led me to conduct extensive research into the planet and how we affect it. This event really opened up my eyes to climate change, and the lack of knowledge regarding the subject. Through the Last Generation, I hope to be able to spread awareness about how destructive our actions to the planet really are, and exactly how little time we have left to put an end to the destruction. With the ability to partner with other organizations, I am finally a part of an organization that will build connections to fight climate change.
Hey everyone! I started my activism in 2017 when I protested at the March for Science in Washington, D.C.. The March for Science emphasized the work of scientists and the need for nonpartisanship in terms of the facts and data that shape our laws. Most emphatically though, we were fighting for climate scientists. Probably the most imminent and dangerous long-term threat to the human race isn’t nuclear war, or a global pandemic — it’s climate change. As Vice President of the Climate Change Club and no Lieutenant Director of The Last Generation, I want to continue the energy and vitality of our youth climate movement and inspire others to use their voices and opinions as influence for creating a better world. Being a climate activist, perhaps any sort of activist, is daunting, because the issue at hand can seem so big, and chanting a call for action can seem so minute. However, through organizations such as these, we can show young activists that the first voice begins the progress of a movement.
As Co-Communications Director of the Climate Chang Club at American Heritage and The Last Generation, I hope to use my platform within this and other groups to inform the public of the rapid deterioration of our climate. I believe that if we can recognize that climate change is an issue plaguing our world and take action as soon as humanly possible, we can save our Earth.
Hey everyone! My name is Aurora, and I serve as the political lobbying director for The Last Generation! Through Speech & Debate, I have been introduced to several climate issues plaguing the world that would require legislation to fix. After seeing how our Congress handles the problem, I believe that if we truly want change, it is up to our generation to create. I hope that we will be able to successfully discuss bills with representatives, mayors, and officials in the near future. Overall, I am excited to see everything we can achieve through TLG as we do our best to save our planet! Feel free to reach out if need be! :)
Hi I’m Christian Rodriguez, a senior at American Heritage Plantation. The lack of interest and concern over the death of our planet due to climate change is shocking, and I truly believe a grassroots movement such as this is necessary to bring much needed attention to issue of environmental degradation. It is so important that everyone, not just environmentalists, understands the gravity of the situation at hand, and I hope to spread this information to as many people as possible.
Hi! I'm Sam. I have always wanted to be part of something bigger and I'm glad that I can play a part as the graphic designer for The Last Generation. I go to Spanish River High School in South Florida and have a leadership role on the basketball team, but I also love to use photoshop! Graphic design gives me an outlet to express my creativity and also help others. I was even able to start a business of my own through it, and it has given me the opportunity to expand my reach and offer my support to others! I feel that climate change is such a serious issue that deserves much more attention on a global level and that if we all come together, we can find an efficient solution for the generations to come!
Hello! My name is Andrew DiStefano. I am the ICC representative for The Climate Change Club and Field Director of The Last Generation. Due to my love of sports and outdoor activities, I have always cared about preserving the environment for the enjoyment of future generations. I look forward to working towards a more eco-friendly future! If you guys have any questions about setting up local chapters or anything like that, I'm your guy!
Hi! My name is Mary and my hobbies include debate, Model UN, and studying international relations & law. My position as a volunteer director requires that I make sure everyone stays committed to this wonderful cause. As a climate activist in Florida, I've witnessed the impacts of rising sea levels and sever weather events. I strongly believe in the fact that change can be made through perseverance and determination. All I hope to achieve is getting more youth to believe they CAN use their voices, and make a change in this world - no matter how small. I can't wait to work with you all!