Yaira Matos is an international environmental health advocate working at the intersections of economic, social and health justice. Trained as organizer by environmental groups like the Sierra Club and the Pachamama Alliance, as well as the health advocacy organization Advocates for Youth, she is committed to using the power of political education to guide marginalized communities into the process of envisioning a collective future free of structural oppression.

She is a Sierra Club Gender & Climate Change Fellow and is currently working on research assessing the scope and character of the energy justice movement behind the decommissioning of a Massachusetts coal plant and its relationship to the Colombian mine supplying the coal. Yaira fiercely believes in restoring the people’s connection to the planet and for that reason she is passionate about addressing and challenging corporate control of our natural resources.

World Bank Fall 2017 Delegate


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