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Katie Gibson standing next to name of Kenyan Nobel laureate

The photo was taken last December when I was
in Paris for COP 21, the UN climate conference.
I am standing next to the Wangari Maathai room.
She was a Kenyan scholar, member of Parliament,
and grassroots activist who championed reforestation, women's rights, and democracy,
and was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2004.

She was truly a remarkable woman, and I had the joy of meeting her when she came to speak at my school when I was an undergrad in 2009. 

Part of my intention with sharing this photo is to spark curiosity about her— 



Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX.
major: animal behavior
minor: environmental studies