Cameron Oglesby

Environmental Justice Advocate and Storyteller

Cameron is an environmental justice organizer, oral historian, award-winning journalist, and developing author who is dedicated to re-centering the voices, narratives, and knowledge of historically disinvested communities in conservation, environmental policy, storytelling, and corporate decision-making. A double alum of Duke University (‘21 & ‘23), Cameron, in partnership with prominent leaders and movement icons, has spent the last seven years in North Carolina working with university and community leaders to establish climate education initiatives, leverage institutional power, and report on the intersection of environmental racism, infrastructure and policy, and land and agriculture. Her journalism has appeared in The Nation, The Assembly NC, Atmos Magazine, Grist, Southerly, Yale Climate Connections, and more. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Rural Beacon Initiative, a member of the Warren County Environmental Action Team, and is the project lead for The Environmental Justice Oral History Project: A storytelling hub combining a diverse set of storytelling modalities to provide a view of environmental justice in the U.S. South.She’s an Aspen Future Leader Climate Fellow, Covering Climate Now’s 2023 Student Journalist of the Year Awardee, an NAAEE EE 30 Under 30 Leader, and a recipient of the Society of Environmental Journalists’ Outstanding Student Reporting Award.