Med’s passion for challenging corporate abuse traces back to his early years of watching nature documentaries. Through those films, they learned transnational corporations, with their destructive and exploitative actions, were causing the climate crisis.
These revelations sparked an energy in Med to organize for justice and stand up for the planet. They’d experienced the brilliance that the natural world had to offer while growing up in West Africa with stints in Tanzania, Nepal, England, Mozambique, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya.
At Corporate Accountability, Med organizes directly with members who power the organization’s campaigns. They also recruit more people to get involved in challenging corporate abuse by taking action and contributing financially.
“Through my experiences as a community and racial justice organizer, I’ve seen the power in pressuring corporations, galvanizing people’s power, and shifting the public narrative. These are all things that Corporate Accountability does really well,” they said.
Prior to this work, Med worked in digital communications at nonprofit organizations. They are a graduate of Hampshire College, where they studied political philosophy and organized with groups like Decolonize Media Collective and Students Against Mass Incarceration.
When they were younger, they dreamed of having a career in herpetology, the study of reptiles. They also host a weekly food drive in their neighborhood in New Orleans.