The UN COP conferences would be different if we listened more intently to those being directly impacted by the climate crisis. Keep reading
Sena Wazer is a Senior Environmental Studies student at the University of Connecticut and is particularly interested in how policy can help us achieve solutions to the climate crisis. She is also a 2021 Truman Scholar and the co-director of Sunrise CT. As co-director, Sena helped organize the September 20th and December 6th, 2019 youth climate strikes at the CT State Capitol in Hartford. In early 2020, she was also the lead organizer for the Sunrise CT youth lobby day at the CT state legislature, which brought over 150 students to the Capitol. Over the summer of 2020, Sena chaired a subcommittee on the Governor’s Council on Climate Change, and phonebanked for candidates who ran for state legislature. Recently, she helped organize and facilitate the first Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Youth Climate Summit. Moving forward Sena hopes to work on environmental policy to achieve just and equitable solutions to the climate crisis.