Jerome Foster II is just 19 years old and he is a White House adviser. He is easily the youngest person working for the Biden administration. At the White House, Foster serves on the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. According to the White House’s website, the group helps many government agencies to address “current and historic environmental injustices.” In other words, the council works to ensure that new environmental rules, regulations, and laws do not unfairly affect historically marginalized groups, such as African Americans and Native Americans.
Foster is a voting rights advocate and a climate change activist. Foster gained international attention at the young age of 16 by being one of the first students in Washington D.C. to participate in the School Strike for Climate, an internationally recognized, student-led campaign. The campaign encouraged schoolchildren to skip class on Fridays to raise awareness for climate change.
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