Severn Cullis-Suzuki is executive director of the David Suzuki Foundation and has been an activist for intergenerational justice her whole life. As a child, she and friends started the Environmental Children's Organization, culminating in a 5-minute speech to the UN Earth Summit in 1992 at age 12.
She is proud of her work on the Earth Charter Commission, the David Suzuki Foundation board and the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society founding board. She holds a B.Sc. in Evolutionary Biology from Yale University, an M.Sc. in Ethnoecology from the University of Victoria, and is currently a Vanier and Public Scholar PhD candidate in linguistic anthropology studying endangered language revitalization. Cullis-Suzuki and her family live in Vancouver, B.C.