Sophia Kianni is an Iranian-American climate activist. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, an international nonprofit with 8,000 volunteers in 40+ countries working to translate climate information into 100+ languages. She represents the U.S as the youngest representative on the inaugural United Nations Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change.
Sophia’s work has been featured in news outlets including Forbes, CNN, BBC, TIME Magazine, The Guardian, NBC, and even on the front page of The Washington Post. She was previously a fellow with PBS NewsHour and has written for news outlets such as MTV News and Teen Vogue. She is an adamant public speaker and has spoken at universities across the country including Stanford University, Columbia University, Harvard University, UC Berkeley, and Emory University. She has been named VICE Media’s youngest Human of the Year, UNiDAYs’ Student Woman of the Year, and BuzzFeed’s youngest Woman to Watch.