Environmental Justice Coordinator
Sofia Jenkins-Nieto is a recent graduate of the University of New Mexico, with a BS in Environmental Science and a minor in Sustainability Studies. She was born in Albuquerque, grew up in Denver, and returned to New Mexico for college. She has been involved in environmental organizing since she was in high school in 2016, working with fellow youth leaders to raise money and awareness for Standing Rock. She continued climate work at UNM with the student-led group UNM LEAF, which focused on fossil fuel divestment. Through her climate work at UNM, she collaborated with other groups like YUCCA. She then got involved with Earth Care during the El Puente Leadership Academy in the summer of 2022.