Jude Litulumar

Jude Litulumar is a 17-year-old Refaluwasch native from the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. Born and raised on a beautiful island archipelago deep in North Oceania, Jude is passionate about taking urgent action to combat the climate crisis and the changing environment around him. He served as a CNMI Delegate in the 2022 Native Youth Climate and Adaptation Leadership Congress held at the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife National Conservation Training Center where he joined indigenous youth from around the nation to discuss environmental issues impacting native peoples. Jude believes the combination of youth leadership and indigenous knowledge is powerful and effective when leading conversations around climate solutions. His commitment to service and leadership is evident through efforts with the Student Council, Youth Advisory Panel, and Inafamaolek Youth. He is currently an intern with the Office of Representative Sheila Babauta, Chair of the Natural Resources Committee in the 22nd Northern Marianas Legislature, and hopes to gain insight through community engagement and policy research.