During the moment of silence in the People’s Climate March, Becky felt, for the first time, that she was truly a part of a global movement. Inspired by this moment, she created Our Climate Story to uplift the stories of how people have been affected by climate change and how they are fighting for climate justice. She believes in the power of the story and in youth to make the change for a livable future, and this drives her to lead and organize in iMatter Youth and SustainUS. In the past, she has organized for the national campaign against conflict palm oil with the Rainforest Action Network and started a Take Back the Tap campaign on her campus.
Becky’s love for the environment started to develop when she was a child and spent many summers exploring Yosemite; when in high school, she solo-backpacked Costa Rica for two months at age 15 and built trails in the Redwoods. This past March, she danced her way through Argentina and made her way to the Antarctic on an expedition led by polar explorer Robert Swan. A few days after graduating, she took off for the Himalayas on an expedition to electrify a 2500-year-old monastery with solar microgrids. Her energy and positivity stem from a deeply rooted connection to the planet, and it’s this connection that provides the inspiration and light in her activism. When she isn’t out summiting new mountains or rock climbing, she spends her time reading books on geology and organizing for climate justice. She is currently studying Environment, Economics, and Politics at Claremont McKenna College.