Suzy Schlosberg, a Senior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School was born in Beijing, China, where she grew up with the consequences of industrial pollution and its detrimental health effects. Once she moved to Chicago, she became increasingly involved with efforts to combat environmental degradation, joining the Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action her freshman year of high school. Now as Co-Director of CYACA, Suzy hopes to inspire and empower others to act together to form an intersectional youth climate movement. Suzy is also on the steering committee for the Ready for 100 Chicago Collective and is a student intern at the Sierra Club office. In her free time Suzy loves journaling and discovering new cafes.
Allison, a Senior at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, is passionate about addressing the inequalities of climate change and inspiring youth to take control of the future. As Co-Director of the CYACA, she chairs the CPS Sustainability Board, which empowers Chicago students to take action in their own schools. Outside of environmental activism, Allison sponsors refugee girls, sings in the Whitney Young Concert Choir, leads the Model United Nations Team, and volunteers in the community. Her favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip, and she loves to travel, read, and listen to music. .
Co-Director, Chair of Political Action Team
Co-Director, Chair of School Sustainability Board
Jane is a senior at Walter Payton College Prep. Jane has developed a passion for climate activism and climate justice, and is now serving as the Outreach Director on the Chicago Youth Alliance for Climate Action. In her role, Jane is helping to plan a climate summit for Chicago teen activists and has worked on the CPS solar initiative to bring solar panels to CPS high schools. Jane is involved with leading the Gender Equity for Teens Conference and competing in Model UN. When she is not busy, you can find Jane baking up delicious treats.
Hina Matsumoto, a sophomore at Deerfield High School, was born in Nagasaki, Japan. She has lived in many different places and sees the importance of environmental conservation throughout our nation. She also firmly believes in taking action as early as you can, and is also a youth activist for social issues. Hina is the Vice President of the Girl Up chapter at her school, the assistant literary editor of Troubadour Magazine. She is planning to study Journalism at university and hopes to inspire others to take action for the things they believe in.
Social Media Director
Kate, a junior at Walter Payton College Prep, is passionate about the overuse of land and the destruction of natural ecosystems. Her passion for nature led her to become more involved in sustainability efforts in Chicago and beyond. Her role as the secretary allows her to educate others and make sure nothing goes unaccounted for. Outside of environmentalism, Kate enjoys sailing, hiking, and photography.