May 2024 Young Planet Leader – Anaya Raikar

Anaya Raikar is a junior high school student from Brookline, Massachusetts. She is an intern at Our Climate Massachusetts as well as the MIT Climate Action Through Education program. With Our Climate, she has been heavily involved in the writing and advocacy process for an interdisciplinary climate education bill (H.4419).

She has organized two annual lobbying events with the Massachusetts Youth Climate Coalition where hundreds of Massachusetts youth had the opportunity to speak to their legislators about policies related to climate education, environmental justice, renewable energy, and more.

As an intern with MIT CATE, Anaya has prepared their interdisciplinary high school climate curriculum for its launch in Fall 2023. She additionally supports many of their outreach and professional development initiatives.

Finally, Anaya is a member of Governor Maura Healey’s Inaugural Youth Climate Council, where she has been able to make recommendations on relevant climate topics to the Massachusetts Executive Branch.

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