Jonathan Juarez-Alonzo (he/him/his; they/them/theirs)
Policy Lead, Youth United for Climate Crisis Action (YUCCA); Board ￼Chairmxn, Pueblo Action Alliance
Jonathan Juarez-Alonzo is an Indigenous, Two-Spirit, climate activist, and community organizer in unceded Tiwa Territory (Albuquerque, NM). Coming from the frontline community of Laguna Pueblo, Jonathan has always understood the important role that environmental stewardship has in the complex identity of Indigeneity. Throughout his 19 years of life, Jonathan has been involved in countless organizations and social movements throughout the state of New Mexico and across the United States. In October of 2016, Jonathan’s family traveled to Standing Rock to stand alongside Water Protectors on the front lines against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Throughout 2019, Jonathan organized school climate strikes where thousands of NM students united to call for urgent action from our elected officials. Currently, Jonathan is the policy lead with Youth United For Climate Crisis Action and he serves as the board chairmxn of Pueblo Action Alliance, where he works on the front lines of combating environmental racism and destruction in New Mexico. In 2018, Jonathan was awarded the Amy Biehl Youth Spirit Award from NM Voices for Children and the 2018 Guardian of Liberty Award from the ACLU of New Mexico, and in 2019 was awarded the Climate Courage Award from the Climate Change Leadership Institute.