Graduate Student, Evergreen State College | Development Coordinator
Anna will serve as our Development Coordinator. She is a recent graduate of Humboldt State University, earning a degree in Environmental Science. In the fall, she will be attending Evergreen State College to earn a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies. Anna is passionate about environmental and social justice, environmental policy, youth and education engagement in sustainability issues, and sustainable agriculture. She is excited to be working as a fellow for Teens Turning Green this summer, where she will be focusing her time on development and fundraising ideas for the organization. When Anna is not in school, she is enjoys kickboxing, cooking, and exploring her natural surroundings.
Junior, Columbia University, New York City NY
Danielle Smith is a rising junior at Columbia University and is majoring in English and concentrating in History. She became involved as an intern with Teens Turning Green when she signed up to be a campus rep for Project Green Challenge 2014 on her campus. Danielle is also a member of Columbia EcoReps and enjoys learning about and promoting a conscious living style.
Junior, Amherst College | Strategy Coordinator
Jonathan is a rising junior at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, but he is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. He is planning to double major in Psychology and Environmental Studies. In the future, Jonathan hopes to pursue a career in the world of non-profits and/or marketing &a communications. Jonathan is passionate about environmental and social justice, specifically sustainable design and species & habitat conservation. Outside of school, Jonathan is a member of the crew team, plays clarinet and piano, and works at the Amherst Admission Office as a tour guide–amongst other things. Jonathan loves to meet new people, hang out with friends, go to the beach, and explore new places and activities. This summer, Jonathan is working as an intern for Teens Turning Green and will be involved with strategy and communications for the organization.
Recent Graduate, University of Delaware
Brianna, more commonly known as Bri, just graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A in Professional Writing, Journalism and History. Bri has written and designed various essays, brochures, press releases, and news stories for businesses, newspapers and websites. Her favorite topics to write about are human justice and environmentalism, especially sustainability, consumer rights and gender equality. In the future, Bri hopes to travel the world teaching English abroad and participating in the work exchange program through WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms). In her free time, she loves to travel, adventure, write, hang out with friends, and fight for change. This summer, she is interning for TTG and possibly the People’s Climate March being held in NYC this September. Bri’s ultimate dream is to open the world’s first eco-hostel, so backpackers and travelers can leave zero carbon footprint along their path.
Junior, Columbia University, New York City NY
Angel is an avid outdoors-woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan who plays tennis and loves to travel. She studies Political Science, Business, and Psychology at Columbia University in NYC, and intends to pursue a career in international social justice. At Columbia, Angel is the coordinator for Give and Go Green, a program that collects students items during move-out and donates them to charity or to other students. She is also a resident advisor, the president of Design for America, a tennis player, and an overall jokester who likes to have fun. She loves working with TTG not only because it gives back to the community, but because it promotes a more morally conscious lifestyle by making people cognizant of their consumption and waste. As an intern with TTG, Angel designs various graphics for TTG, is a campus rep for PGC, and is creating a toolkit for Give and Go Green to replicate on different campuses.
Senior, Urban High School, San Francisco CA
Marisa was born in San Francisco and is now a rising senior in high school at the Urban School of San Francisco. Her interest in environmental sustainability sparked because of the sustainability awareness at her middle school, Marin Country Day School, and began making a more concious change to make her daily habits more environmentally friendly in eighth grade when she volunteered at TTG. Other than being a student, she is part of the health initiative club at her school, an avid tennis player, and has a strong interest in learning and educating others about how they can be green and make a positive difference in the world.
Senor, Bishop O’ Dowd High School, Oakland CA
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 out to the world 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 is overjoyed to be interning with TTG where she hopes to continue working towards creating an equitable and sustainable world for all. Currently she is the chair of her high school’s Students for Sustainability Committee and 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! In her spare time, she tends to her backyard vegetable garden, fences, watches Ted Talks, and enjoys a good book with a cup of fair trade tea.
Sophomore, Skidmore College | Resources Coordinator
Maddie is a freshman at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY where she is hoping to double in Visual Art and a self-designed major relating to Food, Activism & Sustainability. She was born and raised in rural Hardwick, MA and is constantly inspired by the many surrounding farms and gardens. Her interests include spending time in the great outdoors, painting, baking, Bollywood music, Quidditch and–of course– advocating for the environment. Project Green Challenge has truly transformed her life from conventional to conscious; throughout the course of the month, she has completely changed her diet, consumption, food and water awareness, waste, purchasing methods, campus involvement, fitness, social media use, and so much more. After college she hopes to put the culture back in agriculture by pursuing a career that synthesizes art, food justice, and community outreach.