Stephanie Salgado

Credentials: Panelist, Climate Communication & Youth Mobilization

Position title: Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Stephanie Janeth Salgado Altamirano, who five years ago moved to Madison from Honduras with her family, is a junior majoring in political science and environmental studies. In 2019, she was appointed to the state’s Climate Change Task Force, which advises Gov. Tony Evers on the most pragmatic ways to mitigate the effects of climate change. As a student at Memorial High School, Salgado contributed to the book Green Card Youth Voices. She cofounded the nonprofit Youth Climate Action Team and is a member of the Wisconsin Student Climate Action Coalition.