Inkza Angeles Bautista is a young and passionate organizer raised and rooted in San Francisco. She traces her ancestry back to Mexico and Ecuador, belonging to Zapotec and Inca indigenous peoples. Inkza developed and solidified her love for social, political and environmental justice; or as she calls them, her love of her community, political change and land, during the four years she participated in PODER’s Youth Organizing Program. Above all she is a creative who brings the art and culture of her indigenous roots to her organizing through which she seeks to inspire more youth like herself to step into their own power as individuals to create stronger more resilient thriving communities. As the Climate Justice Alliance’s new Youth Articulation and Organizing Fellow, Inkza will be strengthening the national web of frontline climate and environmental justice youth organizers. While based at PODER, she will be supporting the growth of our youth program and strengthening our leadership model.