Speaker Profile

Zakia Elliott

Coalition Coordinator
Philadelphia Climate Works

Zakia Elliott works with the Sierra Club Pennsylvania Chapter as the Coordinator of Philadelphia Climate Works, a coalition uniting labor, environmental allies, and community activists to move the city to build climate resilience through equitable investments in the community and workforce. Zakia was born in Philadelphia and raised in a union family. Previously, she worked with PennFuture as the Southeast Regional Outreach Coordinator where she led their federal climate policy and regional watershed advocacy efforts, and before that, she taught outdoor education with youth at Philadelphia Parks and Recreation. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from Brown University, where she focused her studies on legislative solutions and public participation on climate change policies.

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