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Our Future Leaders come from all corners of the country and represent many regions of the world. We're excited to share the 2023 Cohort of the Aspen Future Leaders. These young leaders are eager to share their knowledge and learn from like-minded climate and sustainability enthusiasts. Have a look at their bios below to learn more about their backgrounds and experience in climate. 


Zia Lyle

Pittsburgh, PA

Carnegie Mellon University

Jessica Milne

Miami Gardens, FL

The Rosenstiel School University of Miami

Ghislain Irakoze

Kigali, Rawanda


Weixi Wu

New Haven, CT

Yale University

Aaron Stoll

Magnolia, TX

Plus Power

Valkyrie Holmes

Las Vegas, NV

Ember Bazaar

Victor Ibarra, Jr.

Washington, DC

Nuclear Innovation Alliance

Max Sano

Queens, NY

NYU Steinhardt (Food Studies M.A.)/NYU Wasserman Center for Experiential Learning

Brittany Chue

Springdale, AR

University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service

Sahana Kaur

New Haven, CT

Yale University

Sophia Donskoi

Gainesville, FL +

Emily Prettyman

Washington, DC

Redwood Climate Communications

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