Faith For Our Planet and Duke University’s

Youth Interfaith Leaders Fellowship on Climate Change

Meet Our Youth Ambassadors

Fellows of 2023

Dr Emilia Bellew
Northern Ireland, British

Children’s Development Officer in Northern Ireland, Radio Presenter

Murshad Habib
United Kingdom

Sustainability Corporate Reporting Manager at EasyJet; Former Assistant at UNHCR in Egypt

Tiffany Lourdraj

Software Deployment Engineer at General Motors Innovation Facility

Akumtoshi Lkr

District team leader for Nagaland Forest Management Project, funded by JICA

Yanan Rahim Melo

Writer for Sojourners’- an online magazine that covers faith, environment, and politics

Zahra Al Hilaly

Journalist focusing on writing stories about social justice-related issues

Hersh Thaker
United Kingdom

Senior Product Manager at EV Charging, Shell; Founding member of Hindu Climate Action

Kemal Gaitnazarov

Communications Consultant at UNICEF Cambodia

Savanna Sullivan
United States

Program Executive for Youth, Lutheran World Federation

Rubby Haji Naif

Project Assistant for policy, research, and foresight with The Solferino Academy

Cogie Cogan

Works for a Quaker anti-poverty charity; Climate Change Analyst at Royal Bank of Canada

Dr. Yehuda Silverman
United States

Instructor at Northwestern University – Civic Education Project

Katherine Mei Hasnain
United States

Yale Environmental Fellow for the NorthLight Foundation

Wietske Merison
The Netherlands

Author on ‘inclusive sustainability’ for a Dutch online platform called ‘Nieuw Wij’

Anesa Colakovic

Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights

Brian Jason Delos Santos

Information Officer at Climate Change Commission

Isabella Tello

Climate Justice and Gender Equality Activist; Member of UNICEF Colombia

Haris Murtaza
New Zealand

Energy Engineer, working on Decarbonisation and Energy-Efficiency

Shamir Shehab

Co-founder the Catalyzing Sustainable Transformation (CaST) Network

Joanna Spencer
United Kingdom

Associated with Totnes Transition Town, Sadhana Forest, Dharmananda

Emilia Miki

Founder and CEO of Denis Miki Foundation and Efeti Ventures

Maria Virginia

Co-founder, The Farm of Francesco; Project Development Educator, Scholas Ocurrentes

Bashir Kishk

PhD scholar in Islamic Law and Politics – Entente International University in Niger

Sougourounoma Henri
Burkina Faso

Former Peacebuilding Advisor with Oxfam in Burkina Faso; Founder of Religions for Peace

Abdoulie Ceesay
The Gambia

Deputy Majority Leader of Gambia’s National Assembly

Braden Hammond
United States

Assistant to the Director of Polis: Center for Politics at Duke University

Sarah E Seibert
United States

Director of Christian Education at Hillyer Memorial Christian Church