Helina Teklu has a B.Sc. in Architecture from Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development (EiABC). She is also a graphic designer, environmental activist, and works on women empowerment. Helina is an alumnus of YALIRLCEA cohort 30 Civic Leadership track, Tony Elumelu Foundation Fellow 2019, Connect4Climate (C4C), networking and events chair for YALIRLCEA Ethiopian chapter (2019–2021) and Jump Start Accelerator 2020.
Helina has almost 4 years of experience as a junior architect and interior designer (furniture design). Currently she is the CEO/Co-Founder of Seed Bomb Ethiopia and Climate Change Africa (CCA) where she fights climate change with the help of the African youth and Seed balls. Under Climate Change Africa (CCA), she had successfully organized three expos in Ethiopia and one in Kenya (2019) with the help of the US Embassy A.A. In 2020, she was one of the panelists for World Economic Forum (1t.org – Empowering the #RestorationGeneration) where she shared her experience how she plans to be part of the 1 trillion tree movement with the help of Seed balls.