Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner is a poet of Marshallese ancestry. She received international acclaim through her performance at the opening of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York in 2014. Her writing and performances have been featured by CNN, Democracy Now, the Huffington Post, National Geographic, Vogue Magazine, Nobel Women’s Initiative, and more. In February 2017, the University of Arizona Press published her first collection of poetry, Iep Jāltok: Poems from a Marshallese Daughter. Kathy co-founded the non-profit Jo-Jikum alongside her cousins when she first moved back to the Marshalls in 2011, and now serves overseas as Director.