Amina Moustaqim-Barrette began her journey as a climate organiser in 2012, when she became a member of Divest McGill, a student-run campaign demanding that McGill University divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. Her work with Divest McGill inspired her to leave a career in neurodegenerative disease research to begin working in advocacy and communications for climate justice campaigns.

She is currently living in Coast Salish Territories, where she is completing a Master’s degree in Population and Public Health, focusing on the impacts of climate change on epidemiological trends of cancer incidence in vulnerable populations.

She is passionate about conscious consumption, challenging mainstream media narratives, vegan ice cream, and long-distance running.

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