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Gen Z Environmental Justice Educator & Founder of QueerBrownVegan
Isaias Hernandez was born in Los Angeles, California, also known as Tongva Land. He grew up in Section 8 housing, was a recipient of food stamps, and lived in a community that faced environmental injustice. These firsthand experiences are where he’d eventually find his passion for the environment, social justice, and equity. As he witnessed the ways pollution affected his body and community, he turned his anger and sadness into a solution: creating environmental education that would prioritize accessibility and intersectionality. Isaias had the opportunity to earn his B.S. in Environmental Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and began gaining experience in diversity inclusion work in environmental spaces, academic research, and creative work. Read More >
Now, he seeks to help everyone educate themselves on the intersectional nature of the climate crisis. He believes a diversity of worldviews, backgrounds, and experiences are essential to achieve success in the environmental movement. The climate crisis is an educational crisis and forms of education that can be sustained outside of our institutions will help to address it. Isaias wants to help create a world where low-income students no longer struggle to learn about environmentalism and this desire led him to create his platform, QueerBrownVegan. Since then, he’s gotten to see firsthand how independent communicators can connect the corporate and nonprofit sectors, change minds, and inspire all generations.
Isaias is currently living in Los Angeles, working as a full-time content creator for QueerBrownVegan, a public speaker, and a consultant. In his free time, he enjoys reading, cooking, foraging, and connecting to ecological wealth. Read Less ^
Isaias Hernandez started his organization "Queer Brown Vegan" with a mission to fight climate change
Isaias Hernandez - Billie Eilish & Maggie Baird receive the Environmental Media Association's Award
Isaias Hernandez Overheated London: Why Plant-based? With Maggie Baird & Robbie Lockie
"I really enjoyed working with Isaias on our social media strategy because he was right to the point with actionable insights. Isaias’ ideas for our social content were novel and pretty much all ideas we want to get to work testing and experimenting. While the consultation was especially relevant to our social media strategy, he also pitched some ideas for our marketing and branding that I’m excited to work on. It was clear 15 minutes into our conversation that value had been delivered.”
"We were extremely grateful for Isaias's amazing feedback and advice for the Green 2.0 communications team. He is an expert influencer on social media and his advice was both clear, insightful, and helpful. I especially appreciated his advice on how best to post on Instagram to take the best advantage of the algorithm and the methods to work successfully with influencers. I would recommend anyone speak to Isaias to learn more about how to engage and expand your following in the environmental sector, which is competitive and hard to do."
"Isaias is an incredible speaker and we are so happy to have him as a Contributor at Support & Feed, his knowledge of climate, sustainability, and food is remarkable. We are so thankful for all his dedication and work."
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