Elijah Baker graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a minor in Professional Writing. He is currently pursuing a Master of Environmental Science at the Bren School so he can better support movements towards social and climate justice.
Elijah worked at UCSB as an academic advisor before serving with the California Climate Action Corps as a Fellow for the City of San José in 2021. He helped implement CA Senate Bill 1383 to reduce food waste and methane emissions, while combating food insecurity. Elijah currently volunteers as project coordinator for the Global Environmental Justice Project, where he researches about environmental injustice in prisons, jails, and detention centers. His desire to spread awareness of the topic has led him to publish papers in the journal Environmental Justice and through the Global Environmental Justice Project. Elijah aspires to work at the intersection of research and activism, and is dedicated to centering community needs within climate change solutions.