Growing up with immigrant parents who didn’t have much access to healthcare or other social services, Yong Jung Cho knew she wanted a career that would allow her to help her family and her community.
The best way to do that, she thinks, is by building political power and using it to save the planet. Cho works as campaign coordinator for the environmental group 350 Action, coordinating actions in New Hampshire. The group has made headlines this election cycle by showing up at campaign events and asking hard questions, photo-bombing climate change deniers, and pulling off other impressive stunts. Watch the video above to hear more about why Cho chose this particular political fight and why she thinks her side is winning. And look out for more episodes of The 30 each week.
Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.