Sophia Kianni is an 18-year-old climate and environmental activist. Her passion for environmental advocacy began after she witnessed the devastating effect pollution was having on her parents’ home country, Iran. She is a national strategist for Fridays for Future and a national partnerships coordinator for This is Zero Hour. She has also joined Extinction Rebellion as an international spokesperson.
Sophia’s advocacy has appeared in The Guardian, Time, CNBC, Reuters, and The Washington Post, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, and Cosmopolitan. Sophia is embarking on a speaking tour next year. She is currently focused on founding her own nonprofit, Climate Cardinals: an international network of over 18,000 people to translate climate information.