Mariah Lazalde (she/they)

Lead Circle Member

Who is Mariah?

Mariah is 16 years old from Oakland, California. They enjoy going on hikes, playing video games, reading comic books, watching movies, and fighting for our planet. Mariah has been with YVA since she was about 12-13 years old. They got into YVA through their activist work with another group called Warriors4Justice. Mariah has been with YVA since the beginning and is considered a Co-Founder of YVA. She states: "Climate justice is important to me because my family and community have been affected by the effects of burning fossil fuels, fracking, oil drilling, and many more ways our earth has been hurt. But it not only affects me it affects all of us, so let's fight for a healthy planet together."