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Cameron E Oglesby

Cameron is an environmental justice organizer, oral historian, award-winning journalist, and a developing author who is dedicated to re-centering the voices, narratives, and knowledge of historically disinvested communities in conservation, environmental policy, storytelling, and corporate decision-making.

A double alumnus of Duke University (2021 and 2023), Cameron, in partnership with prominent leaders and movement icons, has spent her seven years in North Carolina working with university and community leaders to establish climate education initiatives, leverage institutional power, and report on the intersection of environmental racism, infrastructure and policy, and land and agriculture. Her journalism has appeared in The Nation, The Assembly NC, Atmos Magazine, Grist, Southerly, Yale Climate Connections, and Earth in Color. She is an advisory board member for the Rural Beacon Initiative, a member of the strategic planning committee of Warren County Environmental Action, and is the project lead for the Environmental Justice Oral History Project: a storytelling hub and repository that combines a diverse set of storytelling modalities to provide a comprehensive view of environmental justice in the southern US.

She is also a National Geographic Young Explorer, 2024 Aspen Institute Future Leader Climate Fellow, Covering Climate Now’s 2023 Student Journalist of the Year Awardee, a 2023 NAAEE Environmental Education 30 Under 30 Leader, and a 2022 Yale/Op-Ed Project Public Voices Fellow on the Climate Crisis.

Cameron’s work is inspired by her own connection to ancestral farmland in Maryland that has been in her family for almost 100 years.