Mekedas Belayneh is a Policy Advocate for Public Citizen’s Climate Program, where she advocates for equitable financial solutions to address the climate crisis. Prior to joining Public Citizen, she worked on scrutinizing executive branch personnel and regulatory corporate capture. Mekedas is also a member of Women for Weapons Trade Transparency where she researches knowledge gaps in foreign military sales and police militarization. She recently completed a BA in Economics from Columbia University.
Mekedas has written for or been quoted in The New Republic, The American Prospect, Inkstick, Common Dreams, and E&E News.