Katie Eder is 19 years old and is the Executive Director of Future Coalition. Built by youth activists, for youth activists, Future Coalition is a national network that fosters community and collaboration among youth leaders and youth-led organizations by providing these young people with the tools, resources, and support to power their ideas and amplify their impact. As a major force in the youth climate movement, Future Coalition is leading the coordination of the organizing for the U.S. September 20 Climate Strikes happening just three days before the UN Climate Summit in New York City and all across the United States. Katie is also a co-founder of 50 Miles More, an organization working to end gun violence in the United States, and Kids Tales, a nonprofit that empowers kids to find their voice using creative writing. Katie is currently taking two gap years before starting at Stanford University in the fall of 2020.