Maybe it's the Irish blood in her or just an innate rebel instinct, but Emily Cunningham is wearing her sacking by the world's richest man as a badge of honour.
"I would do this a million times over. I have no regrets," she says of the defiance that saw her job as a tech worker for Jeff Bezos's Amazon come to an end on Good Friday.
It was a year to the day that she, Maren Costa and 8,700 other Amazon employees wrote an open letter to Mr Bezos and the Amazon board, urging them to take responsibility for the company's contribution to climate change.
"We were in a pretty unique position in being employees of one of the most powerful companies in the world that had a huge carbon footprint, but was also in a position to help," she says of her involvement in Amazon Employees for Climate Justice (AECJ). "If you move Amazon, it is very well-positioned to move the entire global economy to transition off fossil fuels."
Up to that point, Amazon, with almost 800,000 employees, its own airline and ground transport fleet, chain of warehouses and growing network of data processing centres used by everyone from Netflix to big oil, had been slow to address the climate crisis.
Tech workers often get company stock as part of their remuneration, so AECJ members were able to attend a shareholders' meeting with a resolution for action.
The resolution was rejected, but the publicity seems to have been a catalyst. Before year's end, Mr Bezos had made a list of commitments and donated $10bn (€9.2bn) to a climate action fund.
But the company also clamped down on AECJ.
The group announced participation in the global climate strike in September and immediately new rules were introduced, prohibiting employees speaking to the press without prior approval.
Undeterred, 3,000 Amazon tech workers around the world, including in Dublin, walked out to join the strike.
In all, 13 AECJ members spoke to the press about the action, but Ms Cunningham and Ms Costa received official warnings. They went public with the warnings in the Bezos-owned 'Washington Post', and for a time, the threat seemed to have abated.
But then came Covid-19 and AECJ was approached by Amazon warehouse workers concerned about working conditions. Amazon's online retail operations are so busy since the restrictions that the company has employed 100,000 extra workers.
"Amazon tries to position itself as an essential company, but much of what it's selling is not essential," says Ms Cunningham from her Seattle home. "Ping-pong balls and hair-straighteners is how one of the workers described it.
"I can't meet with my neighbour for tea yet Amazon can have warehouses with thousands of employees that make it impossible to do social distancing well."
Ms Cunningham didn't think twice about getting involved. "I see many parallels between Covid and climate," she says, stressing how both emphasise inequalities.
"Right now, in this moment, who we value and what we value will become a model and reference point for how we behave and who we protect during the climate crisis."
Ms Cunningham and Ms Costa forwarded a petition in support of the workers and publicised a planned webcast to be addressed by author and activist Naomi Klein.
And then they were sacked.
Amazon's response is brief: "We support every employee's right to criticise their employer's working conditions, but that does not come with blanket immunity against any and all internal policies. We terminated these employees for repeatedly violating internal policies."
It also points to statements on worker safety, saying it is rolling out masks, temperature checks and Covid-testing for warehouse workers.
On the wider issues raised by AECJ, it says it is committed to achieving net zero carbon operations by 2040 and is working to convert to renewable energy, electrify its delivery fleet and reduce packaging.
In Ireland, it has invested in two windfarms specifically to power its operations and its latest data centre in Tallaght will supply its waste heat-free to a district heating scheme.
Ms Cunningham says the actions do not go far enough, fast enough. AECJ is calling a 'sickout' day this Friday and is urging Amazon employees globally to call in sick. The company has more than 2,500 employees in Ireland, with more than 300 new jobs waiting to be filled.
Ms Cunningham, whose paternal grandmother was a Sheridan and her grandfather a Cunningham, is immensely proud of her Irish roots.
"One of the things I love about Irish people is that we make a wave. You try to keep us down and we keep living. It's like if you put in a sidewalk, the grass still comes through," she says.
She asks that Irish employees understand what AECJ is trying to achieve.
"Customers also need to raise their voices," she adds. "Amazon prides itself on being a customer-centric company and they need to let it be known that how the company behaves is not OK with them."