Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is a period for the duration of the month of May that recognizes and celebrates the contributions, history and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. As part of this month, we would like to uplift youth activists in the community dedicated to combatting climate change while upholding climate justice.
In the following feature, six AAPI youth activists share what their identity means to them, how this relates to their climate work and advice for fellow activists.
Raquel is a Cuban-American born and raised in Miami, Florida where she is based. Throughout the course of her career, Raquel has focused on delivering environmental education and leading hands-on stewardship initiatives throughout south Florida. Raquel enjoys roller skating, playing bass, spending time outdoors, and being with her pets.
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