Linda Gisenya

Research Assistant for Just Powers

Linda Gisenya is a recent graduate from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree and certificates in Translation, Community Service Learning, Global Citizenship, International Learning and Sustainability. Linda is interested in the intersectional relationship between pervasive ideologies such as racism, colonialism, sexism and capitalism in relation to climate change. She grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Rwanda. Living in those countries, she witnessed firsthand how mining, deforestation and river pollution were devastating families, especially women and girls. Therefore, she is an advocate for equitable sustainable development that respects the sovereignty and culture of different communities. Since women give and sustain life, she believes that they have the knowledge we need to save the planet and continue to co-exist with other species. Women are crucial actors in tackling climate change.