Youmna Abdallah Russell is a Social Impact Consultant based in Beirut, Lebanon. She grew up in a family of conservationists in the aftermath of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990), regularly campaigning against environmental crimes encouraged by inadequate laws and regulations. She started working as a climate reporter in 2020, focusing on the intersection between environmental and social justice in the Middle East. Her pieces were published in several international publications, including Deutsche Welle and The Big Issue. With a particular focus on Indigenous People and Human Rights, she currently works in impact consulting, helping mitigate adverse impacts of megaprojects on the lives, lands, and natural resources of local communities in Africa and the Middle East. Youmna is fluent in Arabic, French, and English and has worked in several countries across the globe, including Lebanon, Iraq, Togo, Benin, and Tanzania.