Briana Carbajal is the State Legislative Manager at WE ACT for Environmental Justice. They are responsible for working directly with State legislators and agencies to build programs and policies that advance environmental justice for the Northern Manhattan community and other environmental justice communities across New York. Prior to joining WE ACT, Briana worked for Friends of the Earth in Washington, D.C. to keep false climate mitigation solutions out of federal policy priorities. All of their previous work experience centers around advancing racial equity in the name of social justice.
Briana holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science and Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLA. They have also recently received their Master’s degree in Climate Science and Policy at the Columbia Climate School with a focus on environmental law and community-based solutions to climate change.