Wawa Gatheru headshot. Wawa is a Black woman, with long curly hair, well past her shoulders. She is wearing beaded earrings and a striped top. Wawa Gatheru

Wawa Gatheru is an environmental justice advocate and storyteller.

Wawa Gatheru is an environmental justice advocate and storyteller. She is a proud first generation American of Kenyan descent and the founder of the organization Black Girl Environmentalist, an intergenerational community for Black girls, women and non-binary environmentalists. Her advocacy revolves around upfliting the voices of those most adversely impacted by the climate crisis. Wawa is currently completing a MSc in Nature, Society and Environmental Governance at Oxford, where she is a Rhodes Scholar in Residence. For her work in collaboration with other thought leaders, Wawa has been recognized as a Young Futurist by The Root, a Grist 50 FIXER and as a Glamour College Woman of the Year.

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