EE 30 Under 30


Meet the EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2021!

The awardees in this year’s EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2021 range in age from 16 to 30, and include educators, artists, advocates, and more from 13 countries. From designing artistic and educational programs to conserve and uphold ancestral environments, cultures, and languages in the United States to creating beekeeping community youth groups in Kenya, these leaders are using environmental education to address complex sustainability issues in their communities. Their collective work reaches more than 300,000 people each year.

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 2021 in their biographies below!

About EE 30 Under 30

Since 2016, NAAEE's EE 30 Under 30 program has recognized 180 individuals from 40 countries 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. Each year our awardees join a growing alumni network of inspiring environmental education leaders and receive ongoing opportunities to network, grow professionally, and promote their work. 

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Amanda Abrom

Age: 27
New York, New York, United States

Program Manager
Global Schools Program, SDSN
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Vihaan Agarwal

Age: 17
New Delhi , India

One Step Greener
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Francklin Barbier

Age: 26
Petite Riviere de Nippes, Haiti

Sea Turtle / Seabird Coordinator
Haiti Ocean Project
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Ellen Bashor

Age: 28
Prescott, Arizona, United States

Education Director / Environmental Education Instructor
Prescott Community Nature Center / Prescott College
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Aurelia Casey

Age: 28
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Program Director
Inner City Ranger
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Kimberly Casipe

Age: 25
Silay City, Philippines

Science Program Manager
Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc.
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Diamonique Clark

Age: 26
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Founder, Director
Black by Nature
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Achare Elvis Ayamba

Age: 27
Douala, Cameroon

Founder & Executive Director
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Forbi Perise Eyong Nyosai

Age: 24
Buea, Cameroon

Africa Regional Representative
Sustainable Ocean Alliance
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Amelia Fortgang

Age: 17
San Francisco, California, United States

Bay Area Youth Climate Summit
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Stephen Gachagua

Age: 27
Nanyuki, Kenya

Conservation Education Coordinator
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
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Sarah Goody

Age: 16
San Francisco, California, United States

Climate NOW
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Garvita Gulhati

Age: 21
Bangalore, India

Founder & CEO
Why Waste?
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Francisca Kasuku

Age: 27
Nairobi, Kenya

Conservation Education Enthusiast
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Sahana Kaur

Age: 17
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Founder and Director
Project All For All
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Prajna Cauvery Kotera Pooviah

Age: 25
Coimbatore, India

Program Director
Anaadi CREST
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Giulia Marzetti

Age: 29
Brussels, Belgium

Local Pathways Fellow
UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Youth
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Julia Migné

Age: 29
Oxford, United Kingdom

Conservation Optimism (University of Oxford)
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Joy Hayley Munthali

Age: 25
Lilongwe, Malawi

National Coordinator
Green Girls Platform
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Gloria Amor Paredes

Age: 30
Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines

One Young World
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Carlos Perez Murcia

Age: 24
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala

Community Manager and Environmental Educator
Fundación Mundo Azul
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Emer Rafferty

Age: 18
Armagh, United Kingdom

Youth Environmental Leader
One Step Greener COP26 / Translink Changemaker
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Maiya Rainer

Age: 20
McKinleyville, California, United States

Senior Park Aide
California State Parks
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Jason Robinson

Age: 29
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Youth Program Facilitator
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Erin Shultz

Age: 29
Fort Thomas, Kentucky, United States

Conservation Education Manager
WAVE Foundation
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Ineza Umuhoza Grace

Age: 25
Kigali, Rwanda

The Green Fighter
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