Sophia Kianni

Sophia Kianni is an Iranian-American social entrepreneur and activist studying at Stanford University. She is the founder and executive director of Climate Cardinals, the world’s largest youth-led climate nonprofit, with 9,000 volunteers in 40+ countries. She is the youngest United Nations advisor in US history. Sophia is a prolific storyteller who has spoken at universities and conferences across the world. She won the TED global idea competition, and her debut TED Talk has 2+ million views. She has been named VICE Media’s youngest Human of the Year, a National Geographic Young Explorer, and a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree. Sophia is part of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) movement, serving as the organization’s Global Goals Ambassador for SDG#13 (Climate Action) and as the first UNA-USA Advisor.