Samantha is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. There she earned her bachelor’s in environmental science, focusing on aquatic ecology and fluvial systems. Recently, she completed a year of service through the Chesapeake Conservation Corp. During this time, she worked as an environmental educator for Environmental Concern, a non-profit in St. Michaels, MD. Samantha worked to increase the protection and restoration of wetlands and pollinator species throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region through environmental literacy programs, professional development courses, and outreach events.
Originally from Harford County, Maryland, Samantha grew up surrounded by nature and continues to encourage environmental awareness and sustainability. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, painting, and spending time with her family.
Kathryn is originally from Plainsboro, New Jersey and now lives in Washington, D.C. where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree from American University. At American University she studies International Studies and Sustainability. Her main interests are in sustainable design and architecture, and in the intersection between human rights and environmental rights. As she prepares to graduate in May she is excited for the opportunity to pursue her passion for the environment with Earth Day Network. When she is not in the office you can find her getting involved on campus through the Student Philanthropy Council, listening to music, or cooking with her friends.
Anna Kuhne is from Woodstock, New York and attends Siena College in Albany, NY where she is pursuing a major in environmental studies, a certificate in pre-law, and a minor in writing and communications. Anna is spending the 2019 Spring semester at American University through the Washington Semester Program. During her time here, Anna will be working as an Intern at the Earth Day Network while taking seminar classes at AU to pursue research and to learn about the many professional opportunities that DC has to offer.
My name is Cam Wejnert-Depue. I’m currently a second-semester senior at American University studying Political Science with a concentration in International Development and Environmental Policy. I’ve recently applied to Master’s degree programs in many Washington, D.C. schools and hope to eventually work for an Environmental NGO or Think Tank. Being from Ithaca, NY, the environment and conservation efforts has been something I’ve been determined to work at since an early age. During the week, when I’m not in class, interning, or reading about environmental international development policies, I’m either leading the American University tennis team’s practices or listening to music. In general, I want my future job to help people become more aware of the environment and the effect climate change has on us all, especially on a smaller more localized scale.
My name is Jake Barnet and I am a student in the Gap program at American University. While I am not currently enrolled in a degree seeking program I plan on majoring in Environmental Studies. My interest in the subject stems from taking an Environmental Science course in my sophomore year of high school. I continued my studies in the subject by attending the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) the summer of the following year.
Jessica (Jess) Coronado is from McAllen, Texas and attends Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX as a Senior seeking a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. She is spending her last semester at American University through the Washington Semester Program, where she is taking courses in Criminology and Human Development. During her time in Washington D.C., Jess will spend time interning at the Earth Day Network to pursue her passion for the environment. When she is not interning or at school, Jess enjoys spending her time with friends and exploring the wonders of D.C.
I am originally from the Congo, but I now reside in Albany, New York. I study political science and sociology at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. This term in the Washington Semester program at American University. After completing my undergraduate program, I plan on getting involved in advocacy work to bring awareness to refugee issues all around the world. I am also interested in learning tribal languages and traveling.
Pedro was born in Puerto Rico, but grew up in Columbia, Maryland. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and will be pursuing a Master’s degree in computer science during the fall of 2019. Having spent many years abroad: Dominican Republic, Spain and lived in various states: Florida, California, Massachuetts, Vermont and Virginia has reinenforced the idea of how vital private and governmental policies pertaining to the protection of the environment, recycling and climate change are for society as a whole. When he is not listening to his favorite Tech podcasts, Youtube videos/Tedx talks he enjoys sailing or being in nature.