2015-2016 Action Fellow | 2014-2015 Action Fellow

Victoria lives in White Plains, New York and is currently a senior at the Notre Dame School of Manhattan. She is a climate change and human rights activist, and has participated in the ACE Action Fellowship since her sophomore year. She's also a plaintiff in the current Our Children's Trust climate change lawsuit against the federal government for their role in failing to protect the rights of young people in pursuit of life, liberty and property.

Meet Victoria in this short video story.

Through her activism, she has marched in solidarity with more than 400,000 people at the People’s Climate March in New York City, traveled to Paris to attend and speak at the COP 21 UN Conference on Climate Change, organized her peers in local frontline climate campaigns, met with the Minister of Environment and Energy for the Maldives, and met with former U.S. astronaut, Kathryn D. Sullivan, who now serves as the Administrator for NOAA. Most recently, she spoke at the United Nations headquarters in New York City for the High-Level Thematic Debate on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. She cares deeply about climate change, justice, and human rights, especially regarding the ways climate change affects young people like her.

Victoria plans to study international affairs and foreign policy in college. Her career aspirations include working in the foreign service, for the CIA, or at the United Nations. She enjoys playing a variety of musical instruments including guitar and cello, and enjoys the hobbies of filmmaking and photography.

Victoria Barrett
New York City
Notre Dame School of Manhattan

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