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Summer 2019 Interns

Alex Carroll-Cabanes

Alex Carroll-Cabanes is a senior at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, studying International Relations with a concentration in Mandarin and Central East Asian Studies. Alex has a strong international background, as he was born in Jerusalem, and has lived and worked in Madrid, and Washington DC. He is a dual citizen, and tri-lingual – English, Spanish, and Catalan. He also speaks Mandarin, having spent a summer in Beijing and a full academic year in Taiwan, under the state department’s NSLI-Y program.

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Alan Lau

I am a rising Senior at Connecticut College majoring in Government with a minor in Hispanic Studies. Born in Cuba, raised in Miami, I’ve been interested in the environment from a very early age as most of my time was spent outdoors. I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee and other sports like soccer. Japanese Animation is also a hobby of mine ever since I began watching shows like Naruto and One Piece. I hope to go to law school after graduating from Connecticut College and pursue a career in Environmental Law.

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Alysha Agarwal

Hi! My name is Alysha Agarwal and I’m a rising Junior at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I’m currently studying Economics and Psychological & Brain Sciences. I’m interested in potentially pursing a career in environmental law and hope to use my time interning at Earth Day Network to get hands on experience with environmental advocacy. I’m excited to spend my summer helping the world and exploring DC!

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Bryan Flores

Bryan Flores is an Environmental Science & Management major at UC Davis with diverse knowledge in subjects such as climate change, ecology, biodiversity, and conservation. Bryan has extensive experience in community-oriented outreach and organization. He hopes to work advocating for marginalized communities of color disproportionately affected by climate change and environmental degradation.

Hailing from North Hollywood, California, Bryan is also an avid skateboarder with interests in visual arts such as film production and silk screening as well as writing.

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Danning Chen

My name is Danning Chen, originally from Beijing, China. I’m learning a master’s degree in communications at Johns Hopkins. Having worked in a natural documentary program, I began to care more about environmental issues. I’ve also joined an online program in China to plant more trees. My hobbies include traveling and photo shooting. Hoping for an exciting summer here!

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Alicia Zheng

Alicia is a rising junior at the University of Virginia, double majoring in Global Environments & Sustainability and Spanish. She is also a research intern for the UVA Nitrogen Working Group. Alicia grew up in Northern Virginia, and she likes to read or play with her dog in her free time. Some of her other hobbies include rhythmic gymnastics, digital art, and listening to music. As an intern, Alicia hopes to gain professional experience in environmental advocacy and outreach.

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Marie Moreau

Marie Moreau is a business undergraduate student in Audencia Business School in Nantes (France). She has followed a general program so far with courses in finance, management, comunications and with a CSR option. She thinks about following a master degree in sustainable business development. By interning at EDN she hopes that she can improve the environmental initiatives in her school by promoting the end of plastic and begin a movement there.

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Evan Raskin

Evan is a recent graduate from American University with a degree in Environmental Science. Originally from Massachusetts, he is interested in ocean plastics, land & wildlife conservation, and climatology. He previously assisted the British Embassy of Washington D.C. with ending single-use plastic consumption in their office, and organizes park cleanups along the Potomac River. Evan loves to spend his free time on outdoor activities including snowboarding, hiking and rock climbing, or writing songs with his nine musical instruments.

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Patrick Dunn

Patrick Dunn is heading into his final year of Geography and Sociology in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Having lived in various different countries, and also with his huge interest in travel, he has developed a passionate concern for our global environment, from preservation of species to the protection of land. Having studied various topics, ranging from past climate changes and the movement of ice sheets, Patrick hopes to widen his understanding of our current global environment, as well as raising awareness and providing what he can for the team. Hoping to work in the UN in the future, Patrick will take what he can from this internship and apply it to his future ventures and paths.

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Suzy Xi Liu

My name is Xi Liu, a rising senior who majored in Environmental Science with ArcGIS focus in North Carolina State University. I grow up in China and super passionate about the nature and traveling, which is the major reason that makes me want to do something to protect our beautiful Earth. With my ArcGIS focus, I hope I can use this mapping technique to conduct more environmental impact assessments and generates reports to show people about various environmental issues around the globe. I am also a landscape and astronomic photographer and I also hope I can show people of our amazing Earth through my photos. Visual effects, 3d animation, language and cultures are my other big interests. During my time interning in EDN, I hope to gain some experience of how environmental movement has been mobilized and how it connected the people from all over the world to be part of the movement.

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Georgianna Chan

Georgianna is a rising junior at University of California, Los Angeles. She is pursuing a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Environmental Systems and Society. She grew up in the Los Angeles area and is passionate about sustainability and the impact our food choices have on the environment. She hopes to further her knowledge on environmental issues pertaining to our diet choices as well as learn more about environmental policies. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.

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Rachel Weisbrot

Rachel is a Summer Intern at Earth Day Network. Rachel is from New York and has recently graduated with a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Binghamton University. Prior to EDN, she has interned with EcoPeace Middle East, where she developed her passions for water security and environmental education.

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Olivia Berson

Olivia is a rising junior at Skidmore College and is majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Anthropology and Spanish. She grew up in Maryland and around the D.C. area, which gave her exposure to environmental politics and advocacy at a young age. She works at the Sustainability Office at Skidmore and is particularly interested in this field of study where she hopes to incorporate what she knows to EDN. In her free time, she likes to do photography and explore D.C.

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Nam Vu

Nam is a rising sophomore at Georgetown University, pursuing a major in Environmental Biology and a minor in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Originally from Howell, New Jersey, he is interested in the social, economic, and cultural implications of climate change and how environmental issues can be broadcast among a growing global population, and hopes to work with EDN to spread public awareness and further local initiatives. In his free time, Nam also plays piano and sings a cappella with the Georgetown Phantoms, participates in Model UN, and continues an ongoing campaign to find the best ice cream in the city.

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Mallory McElvain

My name is Mallory McElvain, and I am a rising senior at Baylor University, pursing a dual degree in Economics and Environmental Studies. I am originally from Thousand Oaks, California, and I am very passionate about offshore drilling policy, plastic pollution, and all ocean-related environmental issues because I grew up surfing and developed a deep love and appreciation for the ocean. I am also very interested in climate change and foodprints. Environmental policy and law are the biggest ways I want to help make positive change for the environment in my career.

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Carly Nicholson

In 2017, Indianapolis native Carly Nicholson graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a degree in Earth-Space Science. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she decided to further her education with an energy and environmental policy-focused course load at Indiana University. This fall she’ll graduate from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) with two masters – Public Affairs and Environmental Science. In her free time, Carly enjoys listening to podcasts, jamming to Beyoncé and acting on her love of weather via storm spotting. #StayWeatherSafe

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Isabel Schnaidt

Isabel Schnaidt is a rising senior at Christopher Newport University with a major in Communication and minors in Environmental Studies and Digital Humanities. She began to develop an interest in the environment after taking a high school environmental studies class, eventually leading to her taking it as a minor in college. She is particularly interested in clearly communicating information about science and nature to the public in an interesting way. Isabel has lived across the country, but currently lives in Northern Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, and walking in the woods.

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Natalie Chartove

Natalie is a rising sophomore at Scripps College in Claremont, California. She is (tentatively) pursuing a major in Politics and a minor in Environmental Analysis, and is especially interested in the topics of water insecurity and water politics. She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and is happy to be back in the DC area for the summer. At EDN she is interested in engaging in environmental campaigns and learning more about policy. In her free time she enjoys being outside, swimming, and exploring DC!

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David Arnold

David Arnold is a rising junior at American University in Washington, DC. He is majoring in political science, minoring in history. He is from Villanova, Pennsylvania, and has worked in marketing and for non-profits. David ultimately intends to go into law, public policy, or politics. He wanted to intern with the Earth Day Network to use his knowledge of politics and political organization to alleviate some of the greatest problems of our time. His hobbies include reading historical primary sources, archery, and running.

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Minkyoung Kim

My name is Minkyoung Kim, from Seoul Korea. I studied Urban Planning & Designing at HongIk university in Korea, especially about general-master plan. I’m interested in climate change adaptation and sustainable city. Working experience at the Earthday network will enlarge my sight to the environmental issues and help me to figure out what urban planners have to solve for our future cities.

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Spring 2019 Interns

Samantha Alvey

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.

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Kathryn Hundley

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.

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Anne Kuhne

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.

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Camille Wejnert-Depue

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.

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Jacob Barnet

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.

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Jessica Coronado

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.

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Jeanne Sinzinkayo

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.

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Fall 2018 Interns

Andy Wang

My name is Andy and I am a freshman from American University and I’m also taking the Washington Mentorship Program for the 2018 fall semester. I am originally from China. My major is undecided, albeit I’m interested in communication and technical science. When I was in high school, I took part in a water safety program with an organization in Cambodia. We conducted water quality surveys, water sample collecting and water tests there. We made up a plan and gave it to the local environmental organization in the end. I think I have the desire to do something related to environmental protection, since a lot of beautiful places in my home town were damaged by people and I don’t want that to happen again. I hope I can do my best at EDN during my internship.

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Kathryn Hundley

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.

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Evan Greenberg

Hi! My name is Evan Greenberg. I study International Relations with a focus on Environmental Sustainability at American University. After just spending a semester in Jordan learning Arabic, I am excited to be a part of the EDN team back in DC. When I am not in DC, I live in Brooklyn, NY with my family and my cat named Mouse.

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Eleanor Ruggiero

Elli Ruggiero is from Hingham, Massachusetts and is a freshman in the Mentorship Program at American University. In high school, Elli was an active member of Green Team, a student led club that focuses on environmental awareness and advocacy, and earned a spot as the Executive Vice President her senior year. Sophomore year, Elli had an opportunity to travel to Costa Rica in which she hiked all around the country and learned about their use of renewable energy. Through this trip, she discovered her passion for the environment and decided to do a senior project for Global Citizenship Certificate Program comparing the use of renewable energy in Costa Rica to other countries, mainly the US. Besides the environment, she is interested in studying Spanish at AU, but is currently undecided on her major. Elli has a great appreciation for the outdoors and loves to go on hikes, ski, run, and spend time at the beach.

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Evan Sherman

Evan joined the Earth Day Network as an intern starting in September 2018. He currently attends school at American University as a freshman, where he studies International Relations with the School of International Service. In high school Evan participated in the class, Global Issues, where he studied global economic and environmental inequality, becoming aware of the challenges that face our planet. Evan looks forward to interning with Earth Day Network to further his professional skill set, and further the fight for the environment.

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Teva Hollinger

Teva is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is currently a freshman in the Mentorship Program at American University. Throughout high school, Teva was part of many clubs including Model UN, Student Council, and Junior Optimist which all promoted awareness and change. Although undecided in his major, he has a strong passion for all things environmental and sees the importance in preserving the environment for everyone. When he is not in the office, you can find him watching TV, hanging out with friends, or spending time with his dog Nando. Teva is excited to be interning at the Earth Day Network during the Fall of 2018.

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Dennis Chen

Dennis Chen is a freshman at American University, still undecided in his major. Dennis is from Montgomery, New Jersey and took a class in high school to help support environmental protection. This interested him, and really shed light on how important protecting the planet is. Outside of school, Dennis likes to work out, listen to music and watch movies. Dennis is very excited to be interning at Earth Day Network.

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Gunnar Carroll

Gunnar Carroll is from Brooklyn, New York and is currently in the Mentorship program at American University. While in high school, Gunnar was involved with a lot of community service based organizations including the Million Tree Initiative and Build It Green NYC. While his major is currently undecided, Gunnar’s interests revolve around non-profit organizations and environmental conservation, as well as football and basketball on the side. Gunnar looks forward to interning at Earth Day Network to make a difference and gain valuable experience for his future career.

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Summer 2018 Interns

Ariel Levin-Antila

Ariel is originally from Chevy Chase, Maryland and have lived in the Washington, D.C. area her entire life. She is a rising sophomore at Dickinson College, double majoring in Environmental Studies and Psychology. At school, she sings in choir, writes for the newspaper, is involved in mental health advocacy organizations, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. When she’s not pursuing her interests in population ecology and environmental activism, she enjoys listening to music, cooking, sketching, and exploring the great outdoors.

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Evan Greenberg

Hi! My name is Evan Greenberg. I study International Relations with a focus on Environmental Sustainability at American University. After just spending a semester in Jordan learning Arabic, I am excited to be a part of the EDN team back in DC. When I am not in DC, I live in Brooklyn, NY with my family and my cat named Mouse.

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Shannon Redifer

Shannon is a junior at William & Mary, 3 hours south of DC in Williamsburg, Virginia. A lifelong DC local, Shannon is back home to intern at Earth Day Network for the summer and to enjoy the history, art, culture, and activism that the city has to offer. At W&M, she is studying psychology and environmental studies. Shannon has a particular interest in public engagement with environmental issues, including different forms of interactive/visual media. Her favorite class at W&M has been “Art & Ecology”, giving her insight on how various forms of expression can mold societal perspectives on the environment.

On campus, she is a part of the Student Environmental Action Coalition and a Science & Sustainability committee member on W&M’s campus event-programming board, executing free science and sustainability related events on campus for other students. You can also find her at the Rec, rock climbing or camping with the outdoor recreation program.

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Boya Cui

Boya Cui is a junior at Dickinson College, double majoring in Environmental Science and Biology. Being a science enthusiast, Boya wants to use the scientific knowledge and methodology she has acquired to support environmental advocacy. She is interested in aquatic environment and is particularly concerned about climate change, coral bleaching, and human-induced eutrophication. At Dickinson, Boya is part of the Arts Collective club, Japanese Aesthetic Club, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She is also the Eco-Rep, a peer-educator for sustainability, of her residential building.

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Aili Maruyama

Aili joins us from Belgium, the center of Europe. She graduated in February from Ghent University where she majored in Gender and Diversity. She also has a Bachelor in Political Sciences. She wants to change the world by building bridges. By understanding others, she believes we can create a world where empathy plays a key role in modern society.

She joined Earth Day Network to immerse herself in the center of the environmental movement. In her spare time she likes to make music, explore the city, go on hikes and weekend adventures. She also volunteers at urban gardens and works on projects with her friends.

What I love the most about our earth: Whatever we do, whatever we invent or how much our technology evolves, nature will always be stronger.

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Jesse Shaich

Jesse is originally from San Diego and Seattle and now lives in Boulder, Colorado. She is a rising junior at Colorado College and is pursuing a major in Education as she is aspiring to eventually teach elementary students. Growing up on the West Coast, Jesse gained a passion for sustainability and has ever since been looking for a place to learn more and continue finding new ways to remain knowledgeable of environmental acts. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, and dancing. At Colorado College, Jesse is an intern for the school’s community service organization helping to bring her college community together with foundations in Colorado, neighboring states, and even helps to organize trips regionally.

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Suzanne Singer

Suzanne is a rising junior at Colby College, a small liberal arts college in the heart of Maine. There, she studies Environmental Policy and French while serving as a Sexual Violence Prevention Peer Educator, Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip (COOT) leader and member of an all-female acapella group, the Colby Sirens. Her passion for environmental justice, namely as it relates to women in the developing world and how they are affected by climate change and its associated issues, is what brought her to Earth Day Network as a summer intern. She intends to later pursue a career in Public Health Policy through an environmental justice lens.

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Madeleine Sagebiel

Madeleine is a junior at Dickinson College, originally from the Bay Area in California. Growing up she spent majority of her time outdoors and felt she wanted to do something to help. At Dickinson she studies Sociology with a focus in inequalities and education. During this time, she would advocate for the environment by going to marches and becoming and Eco-Rep at her school (a representative of a group on-campus in which they educate to help their peers be more environmentally conscious). However, she felt she wasn’t doing enough and sought out the Earth Day Network in order to find a way to make more of an impact to help the environment.

On campus, Madeleine is an active worker of the Center for Sustainable Education, but also is part of clubs such as the outing club, the women’s club lacrosse team, and a member of the sorority Delta Nu.

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Jacob Rubenstein

Jake is from Sykesville, Maryland. He is also rising senior at Dickinson College where he studies environmental studies and economics. At school Jake is the president of the club lacrosse team and is highly active in campus sustainability. In his free time Jake enjoys hiking, skiing and fishing.

Jakes main interests include habitat conservation and renewable energies. Jake wishes to use the global outreach of EDN in order to better understand the variances in environmental awareness around the world. Using his education in environmental studies and economics Jake hopes to work a future that allows for economic progress that is good for both society and the environment.

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Jonathan Yoo

Jonathan Yoo is a Master’s student in the International Education program at George Washington University (GWU). His specialization is in environmental and sustainability education. Jonathan is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida. Prior joining GWU, Jonathan worked as an Academic Advisor in the Department of Alternative and Renewable Energy at Everglades University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in International Studies, specializing in Environmental Science, with a minor in Chinese Culture Studies. Jonathan has traveled to Japan for research tours on environmental practices in compulsory schools. His passion is to promote environmental education in developing countries for primary and secondary schools. During free time, Jonathan enjoys cooking, visiting museums, and hiking.

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Precious Ogor

My name is Precious Ogor. I am originally from Nigeria. During my undergraduate program, I studied biology at Covenant University, Nigeria. Afterwards, I worked as an Environmental scientist at National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) Nigeria, where I was involved in regulating and monitoring the oil exploration activities in terms of onshore and offshore oil spill and clean up events of International Oil Companies (IOCs) across Nigeria.

As an Environmental sciences and policy graduate at Johns Hopkins University, I was launched into environmental leadership.

I am passionate about environmental issues and analyzing the solution matrix, moving forward.

I enjoy community service (volunteerism), travelling, cooking, swimming and singing. I intend to pursue a career in environmental activism.

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Emily McGuire

Emily is a rising senior studying Economics at Catholic University. Emily is incredibly excited to be interning at the Earth Day Network. She hopes to use this internship to pursue her interests in sustainable energies and global education. Emily is looking forward to learning from her peers and working to motivate people to participate in the EDN’s global campaigns. On campus, Emily is the captain of her club ultimate Frisbee team and is an active participant in her school’s sustainability initiatives.

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Joy Jia

I am a senior at UC Davis, majoring in Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, minoring in Japanese. I am interested in the impacts that a policy can bring to the environment and sustainability. I am looking forward to working to encourage the public to get involved in the Earth Day campaign globally. At UC Davis, I am working on fracking research under the Department of Environmental Science and Policy.

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Charlie Ann Kerr

Charlie is a senior at George Mason University pursuing her bachelor’s in Global Affairs with a concentration in Global Governance and minor in Social Justice. She has a passion for human rights with a specific interest in the protection of environmental “refugees” under international law. After her graduation in Fall 2018, she plans to pursue a master’s in Public Administration with a focus on Non-Profit Management. She aspires to one day run her own organization.

During her downtime, Charlie enjoys reading and traveling. She also uses makeup as a creative outlet and enjoys researching social issues within the beauty industry. She hopes that a future career can combine her two passions: holistic beauty and social justice.

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Spring 2018 Interns

Rachel Larrivee

Environmental Studies at Cornell university

  • I want to educate and empower the rising generation of environmentalists to improve the sustainability of current economic, governmental and social systems.
  • What I love most about Earth is its power to gracefully nurture all living species with vastly different ecosystem needs, each just as beautiful as the other in natural
    form.

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Megan Quiñones

Saint Martin’s University, Political Science and Sociology

  • I hope to integrate more diversity and inclusive into the environmental movement, allowing my passion for environmental justice to create a more equitable environment for all persons, especially those most marginalized.
  • What I love most about the earth is the dedicated and powerful individuals who go as far as to sacrifice their life to defend our Earth.

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Madeleine Ergastolo

Northeastern University, Environmental Studies and International Affairs

  • After college I hope to study environmental law in law school in order to have a career working on environmental policy changes for the US and rest of the world.
  • The coolest thing about the earth is how it’s always changing, moving, and growing. I love how nothing ever comes to a standstill, the only constant is that nothing ever is!

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