Organizer at Utah Youth Environmental Solutions and People’s Energy Movement
– The People's Energy Movement in Utah
Mishka Banuri is a youth organizer in Salt Lake City, Utah. After moving to Utah from a suburb in Chicago, she fell in love with the Colorado Plateau’s mountains and red rock. She has been politically active since 7th grade, holding statewide organizations, institutions, and politicians accountable for their actions on climate and social issues. She was an organizer and emcee for the Utah People's Climate March, co-organized the first Utah Youth Environmental Summit, and continues to work with Utah Youth Environmental Solutions and Uplift. Mishka is also passionate about reproductive justice, particularly centering marginalized voices. As a Pakistani-American Muslim, Mishka seeks to build bridges and empower Muslim youth and youth of color in Utah.