Anjali Appadurai is a well-known social justice advocate with a strong environmental focus. Her candidacy came as a surprise to many, not only due to her late entrance announcement, but for her novice posture in the political sphere. Although Appadurai was a federal NDP candidate in the 2021 election, her career has been primarily dedicated to climate advocacy. Due to these factors, it is expected that she will face hurdles to significantly expand her political reach beyond the province’s activist circles. With confidence that her campaign will be particularly attractive to the grassroots BC NDP, she hopes to increase her public appeal to those who have become disillusioned with the party’s environmental record on Site C, the LNG project, and old growth logging. Aside from her environmental ambitions, Appadurai’s emerging campaign is expected to focus on clean energy, housing, food security, and caring for communities.