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Rajaa Berry

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Rajaa Berry (she/her)is a third-year business student at the University of Windsor, specializing in finance. Within the university, Rajaa is part of the Outstanding Scholars program and serves as a student researcher. Her academic journey has been marked by exceptional dedication and a strong commitment to making a positive impact. Rajaa participated in the Youngo Climate Finance Reporting Academy, where she honed her skills and knowledge in the intricate intersection of climate and finance.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Rajaa is actively involved in various initiatives that reflect her deep commitment to social and environmental causes. She is a valued member of Amnesty International’s National Youth Action and Advisory Committee, she has played a significant role in advocating for human rights and actively participated in campaigns centred around climate justice. Driven by her commitment to environmental sustainability, Rajaa founded the University of Windsor Environmental Policy Association.

Through this association, she has been able to rally like-minded individuals, raise awareness about pressing environmental issues, and drive positive change on campus. As an Ocean Bridge Ambassador, Rajaa played a vital role in raising awareness about ocean conservation. Today, she continues her environmental journey as an Eco Action Accelerator Grantee, actively working on a project focused on marine protected areas and green financing—a testament to her unwavering commitment to sustainability.

In addition to her environmental advocacy, Rajaa is a vital member of the OCIC Youth Policy Makers Hub, where she collaborates with like-minded individuals to influence policy changes for the betterment of society. She also serves as a UofMosaic Fellow at the Mosaic Institute, contributing to efforts that promote diversity, inclusion, and conflict resolution. Rajaa’s recent completion of an externship as a ResilienSEA Extern at EarthEcho allowed her to explore the sustainable blue economy and regenerative aquaculture, further enhancing her understanding of environmental resilience and sustainability.

Looking ahead, Rajaa is excited to embark on her role as a member of the 2023-2024 World Ocean Day Youth Advisory Council. She is committed to fulfilling her vision of a more sustainable and just world where social and environmental issues are interconnected, embodying a blend of passion and wholehearted dedication in her advocacy!