Samudra (she/they) lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she grew up in a movement family, growing up around internationalist politics and first learning about Just Transition as a young teenager. She volunteered with GGJ at the 2010 U.S. Social Forum in Detroit at the age of 12, which was one of her first experiences in collective movement-building. In May of 2019, she graduated from a global studies program where she had the opportunity to work with and learn from Global South artisan networks and fair trade collectives, feminist organizers, migrant rights activists, regenerative farms, and Indigenous land protectors around the world. She interned in Senegal for Africans Rising while studying intergenerational dynamics of Senegalese feminist movement before coming to GGJ staff. Samudra identifies as a queer, mixed woman of Sri Lankan, Sicilian, and Ukrainian heritage. She treasures the ocean, the California Redwood trees, full bellied laughter, popular education frameworks, Marxist class politics, building out movement ecosystems, and maintaining a constant curiosity of the world.