Meet Shiva

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Knocking on doors to register voters with BABE VOTE.

I was born and raised in Boise. I attended Highlands Elementary, North Jr. High, TVMSC, and I currently attend Boise High. I've been a community organizer since 9th grade, working for quality climate education, clean energy in schools, voting rights, and education funding. I run cross country and track for my school, and I love to ski, fish, and make TikToks. I currently work for the Idaho Conservation League as the Youth Engagement Coordinator.

In the News

June 22, 2022: The Boise School Board May Look a Little Different Next Year. Meet the Teenager Who Just Announced Their Candidacy

June 21, 2022: Boise High School Student Enters Trustees' Race

June 21, 2022: Student Running for Boise School District Board of Trustees Seat

June 21, 2022: Boise Student to Run for School District Board Seat: 'Students Deserve a Voice in Their Education'


June 20, 2022: Boise High Student to Run in School Board Election


May 26, 2022: Solidarity with Families in Uvalde

On our last day of school at Boise High, we wore orange in solidarity with the families of the victims of the massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. We held a moment of silence for the 19 students and 2 teachers who died in the shooting. This could have been any of us. Enough is enough. We deserve to feel safe in school, and we demand our elected leaders end the gun lobby and pass common sense gun violence prevention measures today.

May 15, 2022: Presenting at Garfield Elementary About Salmon and Steelhead

I had the pleasure of visiting Ms. Sonia Galaviz class with the Youth Salmon Protectors to talk about the importance of keystone species, indigenous sovereignty, and how students can get involved saving Idaho's wild salmon and steelhead.

February 22, 2022: Guest Opinion - It's Time for Idaho's Local School Boards to Step Up to the Plate On Climate Education

Boise is the 13th-fastest warming city in the nation. 76% of Idahoans believe that schools should teach about the causes, consequences, and potential solutions to climate change. While legislators use climate education as political football, school boards must ensure students are adequately prepared to face the issue of our time.

January 14, 2022: Jane Fonda Paid for Boise Students’ Climate Change Class. She Tuned in for Final Projects

My friends and I presented what we'd learned about climate change to Ms. Fonda. All students deserve the climate education we were afforded.

December 7, 2021: Boise Students Fight for Clean Energy in Schools

After two years of student efforts, the Boise School board passed a "Collective Commitment on Clean Energy." However, this resolution had no actual commitment to clean energy nor any timetable to establish one. My peers and I urge the Board to make a real clean energy commitment and long-term sustainability plan to mitigate our climate impact and save millions of dollars each year.

November 23, 2021: Local Students Seek Swifter Action From School Board on Clean Energy

After two years of student efforts, the Boise School board passed a "Collective Commitment on Clean Energy." However, this resolution had no actual commitment to clean energy nor any timetable to establish one. My peers and I urge the Board to make a real clean energy commitment and long-term sustainability plan to mitigate our climate impact and save millions of dollars each year.

November 8, 2021: Boise Students Pursue Gun License Legislation for Minors

I remember when my cousin committed suicide. I was in 5th grade. I'm fighting for common sense gun violence prevention legislation in-part because of him. We can prevent suicide. We can support students' mental health, and I'm committed to doing that.

September 30, 2021: City Club of Boise - Sustainability in Schools

With the climate crisis looming, students around the country have led the charge to decarbonize their schools and communities. A group of students from all four Boise high schools is pushing for a clean energy commitment and long-term sustainability plan for the Boise School District. The forum welcomed discussion about the details, feasibility, and next steps of a green schools model in Boise.

September 23, 2021: Boise Students Urge District to Adopt Clean Energy Plan

I'm proud to be a part of the Idaho Climate Justice League working for a clean energy commitment and long-term sustainability plan for our schools. By switching the clean energy, not only can we save millions of dollars and reinvest in classrooms, but we can also improve student health and academic performance and lead by example in fighting the climate crisis.

August 27, 2021: Indoctrination Task Force Takes Public Comment

Allegations of indoctrination in public schools constitute an insult to Idaho's educators and students. I stand against these blatant attempts to undermine public education, and I demand that student voices are heard when making decisions about our education.

August 23, 2021: Boise Students Wanted to Take A Climate Change Class. Jane Fonda is Footing the Bill

Jane Fonda helped pay for 8 friends and I to take a class on climate change at Boise State. While we are very grateful to Ms. Fonda, this should not be necessary. Comprehensive climate education should be a part of K-12.

August 22, 2021: Guest Opinion - Clean Energy in Schools

The Boise School District leads the state in academic standards and teacher pay. By being the first in Idaho to pass a clean energy schools resolution, Boise could assert leadership in efficiency and sustainability, and help pave the way for nearby districts to make similar commitments.

June 24, 2021: ‘I’m Terrified.’ Idaho Students Fear Repercussions of Indoctrination Task Force

When the legislature rushed through a bill censoring what we could learn in school, I helped organize my peers to watch the Senate proceedings and rally at the statehouse. As extremist politicians attempt to discredit public education, my peers and I are fighting back.

May 1, 2021: Idaho Governor Signs Bill To Ban Critical Race Theory In Schools

I believe that educators know what is best for Idaho's students. I stand against government censorship. Decision-making regarding education is best made at the local level.

February 14, 2021: Two Bills Tightening Idaho Voting Rules Head to Full House

Government works when everyone is included. That's why, as a leader of BABE VOTE, I'm fighting to protect students' right to vote, and that's why I'm running for the Boise Schools Board.

November 3, 2020: BABE VOTE Harnesses Youth Energy to Get Out the Vote

As a leader of the nonprofit, nonpartisan youth voter advocacy organization, BABE VOTE, I'm proud to have registered over 2000 Idahoans to vote. I have fought to protect and expand voting rights inside and out of the legislature.