Arielle V. King
Arielle V. King is an environmental educator, facilitator, writer, and content creator passionate about making environmentalism and law inclusive and accessible to all people. Arielle’s work is focused on storytelling and amplifying the voices, work, and legacies of those traditionally overlooked in mainstream environmentalism. She has a background in environmental racism analysis, developing anti-racism policies for municipalities and school districts, political ecology, civil rights law, and centering community input in environmental governance. As a consultant and educator, her work focuses on integrating equity considerations into programming and organizational functions. She is the Programming Director at Black Girl Environmentalist, an intergenerational community dedicated to empowering Black girls, women, and non-binary people across environmental disciplines. In 2022, Arielle researched, scripted, and hosted Season 1 host of The Joy Report, a podcast dedicated to sharing positive, intersectional climate solutions– amplifying the stories and contributions of underrepresented groups in the mainstream environmental movement.
Originally from the South End neighborhood of Albany, New York, Arielle is currently based in the Washington, DC area. Arielle has earned a BA in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy, and a Juris Doctor focused on environmental justice and civil rights law. She serves on the board of directors for two national non-profits focused on youth development: Positive Tracks and Our Climate. In January of this year, Arielle was named a Climate Creator to Watch by Pique Action and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.