Katie Maki is fortunate enough to grow up in BC on the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil Waututh) territories, and now resides in what is currently called Port Moody. She grew up with a love for nature and passion for changing the world, leading her to feel intense climate grief. Upon graduating from Simon Fraser University in 2018 with a focus on journalism, global social justice and climate change policy, she began searching for her key societal purpose.
Her organizing journey began by attending local rallies and protests, and eventually dedicating all other free time to climate change issues. She worked with other volunteers and organizers in the 2018 municipal election to help elect climate leaders throughout Metro Vancouver. With hardwork and dedication, over 12 cities began the hard work of adopting the United Nations IPCC targets and subsequent community actions, such as New West’s car free streets, to reduce their emissions drastically by 2030.
She is excited to empower the next generation of changemakers and show them they can have hope and agency, especially with the state of the world today. In her free time, she is an avid hiker, reader, writer, meditator and yogi. She volunteers at local events to protect indigenous and anti-racist activists, and as the Secretary of the Tri-Cities Pride Society.