Mina Adabag

Youth Leadership Council member

Minneapolis, MN

Mina Adabag is a 16-year-old student from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ever since she was young, the interconnectedness of ecosystems has amazed her, blossoming into a passion for environmentalism. As the co-leader of her school’s environmental club, Mina has worked towards mobilizing those around her to develop skills and knowledge used in advocacy. This was translated through projects such as organizing a high school-wide event focused on environmental justice and leading a youth-advocacy-centered class in 10th grade.

Working in a lab at the University of Minnesota in the summer of 2021, Mina has been pursuing her passion in environmentalism through scientific research. In the past, she has participated in state science competitions with projects focusing on phytoremediation of lead and creating sustainable alternatives to high-density polyethylene. 

Mina has also developed a strong interest in the intersectionalities of racism and environmentalism. This comes from the understanding that making progress in one arena requires action in the other as well.

Outside of school, Mina is also a part of the state leadership of High Schoolers for Carbon Dividends (HS4CD). This organization campaigns for bipartisan youth support for legislation for a method of carbon taxation.