Salina is a passionate advocate for youth involvement in solutions to environmental challenges. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and serves as a strategic advisor to the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) where she works to enhance community action towards the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
Salina’s academic work explores the impact of corporate social responsibility programs on Eritrea’s rural development, as well as the role of female leadership in economics and finance sectors across Africa. She is the former President of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) and coordinator of the Youth in Landscapes Initiative.
Most recently, Salina was the co-moderator for #Youth4ClimateLive, a series of virtual events hosted by the Italian Ministry for Ecological Transition in collaboration with the World Bank Group’s Connect4Climate and the Office of the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth. Salina serves on the World Economic Forum 1t.org Advisory Council, the UN FAO Forest and Farm Facility Steering Committee and is a former focal point to the UN Forum on Forests for the Major Group Children and Youth.