Sadie DeCoste


  • Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences, with concentrations in Economics and Earth Systems, in the first graduating class at Minerva.

Sadie DeCoste

In a nutshell, tell us about yourself.

My career coach in university suggested that I should write a musical drama/comedy about climate change, which I feel encapsulates a part of my identity. I value community, social justice, creativity, learning, adventure and (calculated) risk-taking, evidence-based decision-making, and connection to nature. I have used these values to explore a wide array of experiences, living in eight countries over the past seven years. I am also driven to fight for social and climate justice on a global scale.

What are your loves?

Community, creative collective action, music, being silly, and spending time in nature!

What are your hates?

Apathy and complacency in the face of global injustice.

Who or what do you most admire?

The social movements fighting for climate justice, like the youth-led Sunrise Movement pushing for a Green New Deal in the US.

What keeps you awake at night?

Sometimes I get an idea for a campaign, a project, or something creative – then the words flow out like water through my fingers as I madly scribble down my thoughts.

If you were world leader, what’s the first thing you would change?

I would implement a global Green New Deal, including a plan for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels and investments in sustainable infrastructure, public services, and green jobs.