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Shane Araujo is a research assistant and the junior editor for the Hot & Cold NYC team at the Energy, Equity, Housing, and Health program (E2H2 at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health) led by Dr. Diana Hernández. In this blog, Shane discusses the importance of social media as a critical tool for uplifting marginalized voices, particularly those who experience energy insecurity in New York City.

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