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Cameron Oglesby

Environmental Justice Journalist and Storyteller | Incoming Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company

Cameron is an environmental justice storyteller and consultant who’s committed to re-centering the voices, narratives, and knowledge of historically disinvested communities in conservation, environmental policy, and corporate decision-making.

Cameron has spent the past six years as a student at Duke University – Master of Public Policy (2023) and B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy (2021) – working with academic leaders and EJ Movement icons to bridge institutional and generational gaps in environmental education and advocacy.

She is a board member for the Rural Beacon Initiative, a representative on the Warren County Environmental Action Team, and the project lead for The Environmental Justice Oral History Project: A multi-media storytelling hub and educational resource providing a land-based view of environmental justice in the U.S. South. In collaboration with movement leaders, Cameron is writing her first book – a primer on the multi-dimensional history of environmental racism in the U.S.

Cameron is an NAAEE Environmental Education 30 Under 30 Leader, a 2023 PCIC Young Climate Leader of Color Fellow and a 2022 Yale Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis whose journalism has appeared in The Assembly NC, The Nation, Grist, Southerly, Environmental Health News, Yale Climate Connections, and Earth in Color. For her coverage of climate solutions, environmental justice, and agriculture in Eastern North Carolina and the U.S. South, she was named Covering Climate Now’s Student Journalist of the Year (2023), a finalist for SELC’s Reed Environmental Writing Award (2023), and the first-place recipient of the Society of Environmental Journalist’s Outstanding Student Reporting Award (2022).

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