Akiksha Chatterji, Green New Deal, Solidarity Budget, Power Mapping Research Team, Stop the Money Pipeline
Aki is an international student from India, who moved to Seattle in 2019 for higher education. She is currently getting her Masters in Social Work from the University of Washington, with a focus in administration and policy. Passionate about climate justice, she hopes her degree will serve as a jumping off point to a career in this field.
Working with 350 Seattle on the Green New Deal campaign aligns well with Aki’s values as she believes that addressing climate change is inextricably tied to racism, economic inequality, the exploitation of vulnerable communities, and other forms of deep rooted systemic oppression. Aki strives to be a lifelong learner, and is a believer in the power of strong grassroots organizing around anti-racist climate justice work — another reason why she thinks 350 Seattle is such an exciting and empowering environment to be immersed in.
Aki’s home in Pune, India, was full of art created by her mother; this fostered Aki’s love of drawing, painting and creative expression in general. Aki also loves to read, run, swim, watch shows and movies (go to the movies pre-COVID), and she is a big foody.