Sophomore, The Ohio State University | President, TG Student Advisory Board
Megan Fuerst is working towards a degree in Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability with a specialization in Policy Analysis. Megan joined TTG's student advisory board after completing the 3rd Annual Project Green Challenge, where she won runner-up. Being environmentally friendly has always been extremely important to Megan and her family, and she is most passionate about food justice and the industrial hemp movement. She hopes to use her degree to help re-legalize industrial hemp in America, specifically for the purpose of clean fuel. Outside of school, Megan enjoys spending most of her free time outdoors. Traveling is extremely important to her for the sake of experiencing different landscapes and cultures.
Sophomore, The Ohio State University | Vice President Internal Affairs
Danielle Dejak is pursuing a degree in Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability with a specialization in International Development. She is also pursuing a minor in Inequality and Society. Danielle became involved with Teens Turning Green in the summer of 2014 when she worked as an intern, and she also participated in Project Green Challenge 2014. Danielle’s passion for environmental and food justice is evident through her vegan and organic diet and enthusiasm for making her own non-toxic personal care products. Danielle is most passionate about the zero waste and tiny house movements and
plans to work with sustainable development internationally after college. When Danielle has spare time, she loves to spend it enjoying the outdoors, creating art, and traveling.
Sophomore, Skidmore College | Vice President External Affairs
Danielle is working towards a degree Environmental Studies after transferring to Skidmore
College. She has always been passionate about environmentalism but recognized that her life was nowhere near as sustainable as it could be upon completion of TTG’s fourth annual Project Green Challenge. Danielle was most impacted by the zero-waste challenge, and aspires to lead a zero-waste life, as well as influence others to do the same. Outside of school, Danielle enjoys traveling, hiking and practicing yoga.
Senior, San Leandro High School | Secretary
Jenny is a senior at San Leandro High School in San Leandro, California. In the fall, she
will be attending Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. Her involvement with TTG originated from her accidental discovery of TTG on the web. From there, Jenny’s acquaintance with TTG flourished into friendship and kinship as she helped TTG develop its initiatives over the past couple summers and participated in TTG’s 4th and 5th annual Project Green Challenge. Jenny is enthusiastic baking and biking, and spending time
with her family and friends.We are so excited to work together towards a healthy, just and thriving planet!
Sophomore, New York Univeristy | Social Media Committee Chair
Jenna is a student at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study focusing
on Marketing and Women’s Studies. She is very enthusiastic about sustainable lifestyle and consumer habits as well as the health and well being of our planet. This summer Jenna was a lead intern with Teens Turning Green with a focus on communications, her Conventional to Conscious blog and other creative social media projects. When she isn’t studying or working with Teens Turning Green, Jenna enjoys singing in her Jewish Acapella group at NYU.
Junior, Colegio Rochester, Bogota, Colombia | Communications Committee Chair
Ana has become involved with TTG after being named winner of the fourth annual Project
Green Challenge. She always tries to think globally before acting so that her every day choices are helping to heal the planet, rather than destroying precious resources. Ana is striving to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle, and is also extremely passionate about the fight against GMO’s. She hopes to work towards banning GMO’s in Colombia. Ana believes that with determination and initiative, we can all work together to help save the planet!
Sophomore, The American University | Web Development Committee Chair
Sara is pursuing a major in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and entrepreneurship and is minoring in graphic design. With a passion for social justice and helping the environment, Sara is involved in her school’s environmental club, working to reduce plastic water bottle usage and is an active member of the School of Public Affair’s Leadership Program. Through the program, she combatted sex trafficking of minors through an awareness event and a petition that called for more sex trafficking training for police officers. During her second year of the program, she is working with DC non-profits to help provide resources for families in food deserts so they may eat healtheir. She has developed three websites for TTG initiatives.
Junior, A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts | Design Committee Chair
Sarah Hope is a junior at A.W. Dreyfoos High School of the Arts. Having attended art
schools for six years has fostered her love for creative writing, painting, sketching, singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, etc. Hope is passionate about preserving the pristine environments that are left in this world and fixing those that are broken through educating others about little things they can do every day to make a big difference. She enjoys combing her love of the outdoors and the arts to write stories centered on environmental issues and draw animals and nature scenes. Hope also loves volunteering, spending her spare hours at Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Arthur R Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, John D. MacArthur Beach State Park, and her community garden.
Sophomore, The George Washington Univeristy | School Directory Committee Chair
Charlie is a sophomore at The George Washington University studying Environmental
Studies and Political Science with a minor in Music. He got involved with TTG through Project Green Challenge 2014, where he was a finalist at Project Green U. Charlie is most passionate about Zero Waste, but is also interested in green chemistry, renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture.
Senior, Hawaii Preparatory Academy | PGC 365 Committee Chair
Jessica was born and raised in the small town of Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii and
is currently a senior at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. She’s largely involved in independent science research in the campus’s LEED Platinum energy lab, specifically in social sciences and how human relationships affect the environment. Her projects have included Skype presentations to Dutch primary schools on the five gyres and environmental campus redesigns. She is currently working with the NAIS to examine how independent schools across the nation are implementing environmental curriculum. Jessie was a Project Green Challenge Finalist last year and is super excited to be back with the Teens Turning Green family and other wonderful eco warriors!
Senior, Bishop O'Dowd High School | Alumni Network Committee Chair
Alice is a senior at Bishop O’ Dowd High School in Oakland, California. She is deeply
concerned for the future of the environment and wants to spread awareness and inspiration about environmental issues: youth have the power to make changes for the better! Alice found her passion for environmental justice during Teens Turning Green’s Project Green Challenge 2013 and continues to work towards creating an equitable and sustainable world for all. Currently she is a committee member of her high school’s Students for Sustainability Club and plans to major in environmental science. She is also an actor, a singer, a fencer, a dancer, a snowboarder, and of course, a friend of Mother Earth!
Sophomore, Nutley High School | Fundraising Committee Chair
Emily Roberts is a high school sophomore living in Nutley, New Jersey. Among other things, she is an avid believer in books, gardening, and veganism. During this past summer she was a camp counselor by day, Teens Turning Green intern by night. Come September, she became Nutley’s PGC Campus Rep, and is currently the president of her school’s environmental club. In the future, she wishes to travel the world as a botanist and activist.
Junior, UIT-RGPV, Bhopal, India | International Outreach Committee: Asia
Ruchi became passionate about the environment after completing the fourth annual Project Green Challenge, where she was a finalist. She hopes to start a TTG chapter club at her school in India, where she has been working to spread awareness about sustainability. Ruchi is most passionate about our planet’s global water crisis and wishes to work towards a solution for conserving this precious resource.
Junior, UIT-RGPV, Bhopal, India | International Outreach Committee: Asia
Sakshee is a junior pursuing Engineering in Computer Science and Technology from UIT-
RGPV Bhopal, India. She loves reading, drawing and travelling to places full of scenic beauty. After completing her masters she hopes to join Indian Administrative Services to contribute her part to the society. She got to know about TTG through a student in her college. She feels proud of her participation in PGC 2014 as it changed her entire way of thinking. She is passionate about emphasizing and changing the mind sets of people and the food they eat, working hard to promote the term FLOSN. As a Computer Science student, she and some friends are working on developing an app related to making people, especially the farmers aware of the benefits of growing organically.