Spirit Companion: Whale
Fav Quote: “Brothers, sisters! The times are urgent; let us slow down!” Bayo Akomolafe
Maria Alejandra (Majandra) Rodriguez Acha is a climate justice and queer feminist activist from Peru, based in Lima. She studied Sociology/Anthropology and Sustainable Development Studies (Swarthmore College, US), and has worked as a project co-coordinator, educator and facilitator focusing on issues of gender, intersectionality, capitalism, activism and the environment. Majandra is co-founder and previous co-coordinator of TierrActiva Perú, a collective and national network working towards “system change for buen vivir” and the building of alternatives centering justice, care and the sustainability of life in the face of the climate and environmental crisis. In 2016, Majandra was Young Feminist Fellow for Climate Justice at the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and FRIDA, promoting the visibility and engagement of young women and young feminists in climate advocacy. In 2017, she was Climate Justice Consultant at FRIDA, and from 2017 to 2019, was on the FRIDA Board of Directors. Majandra worked most recently at Oxfam in Peru, as Program Officer for Fiscal Justice and Active Citizenship against Inequality, supporting social and political campaigns and projects. She is currently a member of the Next Generation Climate Board at Global Greengrants Fund, and a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group at Greengrants. Majandra enjoys playing drums and singing as part of Tamboras Resistencia (a former FRIDA grantee partner), vegan and vegetarian deliciousness, yoga, composting and gardening, riding her bike and walking for long distances while listening to podcasts. She is fluent in Spanish, English and intermediate French.