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Kenya's 'Snow Leopard' Olympic Skier Is Using Her Platform To Save The Earth

By Desirée Kaplan

With the Winter Olympics currently underway, the world is meeting inspiring athletes from around the world. While most Olympians instill a sense of awe as they compete at elite levels, some also use their spotlight to share important global concerns. 19-year-old alpine skier, Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is one athlete who is using her fame to shed light on a topic close to her.  

Simader was recently appointed as the United Nation’s first Mountain Hero because of her experience with environmental issues impacting mountains. Several mountain regions are currently affected by waste, loss of biodiversity and climate change.