Region: Greater Los Angeles
Project(s): Messaging Climate Change and Public Health
Michael Jimenez grew up in Sacramento intrigued by climate change and the environment. While majoring in Urban and Environmental Policy at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he engaged with various community organizations that combat displacement and fight for environmental justice. From organizing toxic tours to volunteering with transit and housing alliances, he became aware of the economic and environmental disparities across his home state. As a CivicSpark Fellow, Michael looks forward to engaging with local communities on climate resilience, public health, and social equity. In the coming year, he hopes to learn more about climate policy while beginning his career in sustainability and community development.