Hakim Evans lives in Queens, New York and currently attends Preparatory Academy for Writers where he is entering his senior year.
Hakim, inspired by President Barack Obama for his leadership on climate change, decided to pursue his interest in climate leadership by joining the ACE Action Fellowship. Hakim has a deep interest in public health, and the intersections of climate change and environmental justice. He is involved with NYC Smoke-Free Reality Check where he helps to combat the tactics of tobacco marketing directed towards youth within New York City and across the state.
Through ACE, Hakim hopes to gain experience in the fields of climate education and advocacy. His deep passion for advocacy and strong belief in a moral obligation to solve climate change fuels his drive to ensure that his community is educated and resilient. His personal experience feeling record-breaking warm temperatures last year further encouraged his interest to pursue a Fellowship with ACE.
When he isn't participating in extracurricular activities, Hakim likes to explore, travel, listen to music, and hang out with friends.