EE 30 Under 30

Meet the EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2020!

The awardees in the EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 include social entrepreneurs, artists, researchers, and educators from 14 countries. They will join the global EE 30 Under 30 community of leaders, and will receive ongoing support to expand their impact through networking, peer mentoring, professional development, and grant opportunities. We are thrilled to help these inspiring leaders share their stories and work with our community and beyond. Read more about the EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 in their biographies below!

About EE 30 Under 30

Since 2016, NAAEE's EE 30 Under 30 program has recognized 150 individuals from around the world who are making a difference through environmental education. To address today’s complex challenges, we need a diversity of perspectives, skills, and experiences. EE 30 Under 30 celebrates the unique and passionate leadership of talented young leaders around the world and gives them a professional boost to increase their impact. For questions or more information, contact Nina Hamilton at nina@naaee.org.

Nominations reopen in spring 2021.

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Oluwafolajimi Adesanya

Age: 22
Ibadan, Nigeria

Managing Director
Clean City Initiative
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Damilola Aminat Adeyemi

Age: 29
Ifo, Nigeria

Director
Bookers International Schools
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John Carl Alonsagay

Age: 24
Pandan, Philippines

Project Liaison Officer
Alpha Team Organization | ClimatEducate Project
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Brianna Amingwa

Age: 28
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Environmental Education Supervisor
US Fish and Wildlife Service, John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
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Orlando Anaya

Age: 27
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Founder & Director
Kilometro Uno
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Symone Barkley

Age: 30
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Manager of Education Programs
The National Aquarium
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Ben Berger

Age: 28
London, United Kingdom

Founder & Director
The Kindness School Foundation
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Sarah Jane Brady

Age: 27
Rabat, Malta

Head of Education and Engagement
BirdLife Malta
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Czarina Constantino

Age: 29
Marikina City, Philippines

National Lead for No Plastics in Nature initiative
World Wide Fund for Nature - Philippines
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Emily Cunningham

Age: 30
United Kingdom

Marine Consultant and Advocate
Independent
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Fontoh Desmond Abinwi

Age: 28
Bamenda, Cameroon

Executive Director
Crusaders for Environmental Protection and Ozone Watch
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Monika Egerer

Age: 30
Berlin, Germany

Ecologist
TU Berlin
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Lalita Gopaul

Age: 24
East Coast Demerara, Guyana

Volunteer and Researcher
Eco Club
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Amara Ifeji

Age: 18
Bangor, Maine, United States

Fellow
Maine Environmental Education Association
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Aadya Joshi

Age: 17
Mumbai, India

Founder
The Right Green
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Rachel Lang

Age: 29
Arlington, Virginia, United States

Manager, Education Products
Project Learning Tree
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Jeran Lin

Age: 30
Yilan, Taiwan

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Shinnan Tiandong Rice
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Sam Loni

Age: 28
Melbourne, Australia

Program Director, Global Schools
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
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Sainath Manikandan

Age: 13
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Student
GEMS United Indian School
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Madeleine Orr

Age: 26
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Assistant Professor of Sport Management | Founder
SUNY Cortland | The Sport Ecology Group
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Amishi Parasrampuria

Age: 30
Mumbai, India

Founder
Upcycler's Lab
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Melanie Quiñones Santiago

Age: 25
Naranjito, Puerto Rico, United States

M.S. Natural Resources Graduate Student
Cornell University
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Marcus Rosten

Age: 27
Buffalo, New York, United States

Aquatic Ecology Teacher
Buffalo Public Schools
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Ki'Amber Thompson

Age: 25
San Antonio, Texas, United States

Founder/Director
Charles Roundtree Bloom Project
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Joan Chepkoech Tonui

Age: 26
Bomet, Kenya

Executive Director
Green Towns Initiative
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Isabella Villanueva-García

Age: 26
Santiago, Chile

President
CEUS Chile NGO
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Olivia Walton

Age: 29
Hickory, North Carolina, United States

Masters Student
University of new Haven
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