ECO SUSTAINABILITY ADVOCACY – Co-Founder, Teens Turning Green, a non-profit organization devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools, and communities. This national student-led movement raises awareness and promotes global sustainability by identifying and eliminating toxic exposures that threaten public and environmental health.

 

YOUTH EDUCATION LEADERSHIP – Founder | Executive Director, The Schoolbag, an organization that allows students to pursue an education by providing basic school supplies to young people in need – beginning in Haiti. Raising awareness about the lack of access to education around the world, each bag contains notebooks, pencils, pens, and other eco sustainable and ethically produced items to promote environmental stewardship.

 

FOCUSES – Enviro sustainability, conscious lifestyle, cross-cultural comms, global public service, intl education

 

WRITER

  • COLUMNIST

    • Huffington Post (2011 – current)

    • Hello Giggles (2013 – current)

    • Gorgeously Green (2012 – current)

    • elephant journal (2011 – current)

    • Sustainable Beauty (Green Living Online, Canada, 2008 – 2009)

    • Green Envy Weekly Column (Marin Independent Journal, California, 2008 – 2009)

  • CONTRIBUTOR

    • Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World  (featured millennial; by David D. Burstein, Beacon Press, 2013)

    • Girls Gone Green (author of opening chapter; Penguin Books, 2010)

    • Green Kids, Sage Families (featured green guru; by Lynda Fassa, NAL Trade, 2009)

  • BLOGS

    • Dr. Greene, Eco Age, ecofabulous, GOOD, Practically Green, Shaping Youth, Whole Foods Market

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES – interviewed by and/or featured in international, national, local press:

  • TELEVISION – NBC, ABC, BBC, CNN, MTV, FOX, PBS, E!, Discovery, Sundance Channel, CurrentTV, Univision (in Spanish)

  • NEWSPAPERS – New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Post, The Age (Australia) Sacramento News & Review, Marin Independent Journal, The Forward, Contra Costa Times

  • MAGAZINES – Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, 7x7 Magazine, Sublime, Boho, Peppermint, Kewl, Coco Eco, Green Living, Organic Beauty, Natural Solutions, Marin, Natural Foods Merchandiser, Differences

  • ONLINE – Huffington Post, The White House, Mashable, Myspace, Hello Giggles, AOL, Slate, ELLEgirl, GOOD Magazine, Washington Post Sprig, DrGreene, Care2, ecofabulous, Take Part, Beautylish, Giant Campus (curriculum)

  • RADIO – BBC, Deutsche Welle, KCBS, KGO, Alice 97.3, Movin 99.7, Live 105. Co-hosted the weekly Super Natural Teens Radio Show on Progressive Radio Network.

 

CONSULTANT / SPEAKER – presents globally to diverse audiences, corporations, and organizations on millennials, social consumption, eco/conscious living, youth leadership, advocacy, and more.

  • Partial Client List: Apple, Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé, Chipotle, Seventh Generation, Nature's Path

  • Youth Advisory Boards: Intel and Myspace

  • Speeches: The White House, United Nations, Unilever HQ, Mashable / UN Foundation Social Good Summit, Environmental Protection Agency, The Sierra Club, Danone HQ, Office Depot Foundation, Global Green, Grameen / Nobel Laureate Professor Yunus' Global Social Business Summit, Sustainable Brands, One Young World, 11th Hour with Paul Hawken, Healthy Child Healthy World, Green Drinks, World 50, Luxury Lab L2, Natural Products Expo West, Free the Children, Me to We, Global Dignity, Sustainable Packaging Coalition, Drexel University and Growing Power, among other forums worldwide

 

POLITICAL ACTIVISM

  • Addressed CA Congressional Committees of Enviro Safety & Toxic Materials, Health, Nat. Resources on “Consumer Action / Edu. on Chemicals in Consumer Products” for AB 1879 “Green Chemistry” (2010)

  • Testified before CA Assembly Health Committee in support of SB 1712 “Adulterated Cosmetics Act” (2008), SB 1713 “Toxin-Free Toddlers and Babies Act” (2008)

  • Disseminated information to support passage of Stop the Spray “LBAM Eradication Program” (2008), SB 484 “California Safe Cosmetics Act” (2005), AB 1108 “Toxic Toys Bill” (2007)

 

HUMANITARIAN / RELIEF WORKER / VOLUNTEER

  • DISASTER RESERVE VOLUNTEER, American Red Cross (2010 – current): Fully trained and credentialed disaster services human resources (DSHR) volunteer and mass care worker

  • VOLUNTEER, California Coastal Cleanup Day (1997 – current): Active participant in world’s largest clean-up; assists in statewide event planning 

  • MEDICAL AID WORKER, Project Medishare (2010): Post-earthquake relief at PAP field hospital: medical records, patient tracking, orphan care

  • DONATION COORDINATOR, Global Alliance for Community Empowerment (GACE) (2007 – 2008): Liaison with major corps, incl Pentel, to raise donations of school supplies for Togo

  • TUTOR, Bahía Vista Elementary School and Canal Community Alliance (2002 – 2005): Taught English and math to immigrant or first-generation American students in the Bay Area, CA

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • EKOCYCLE BRAND AMBASSADOR (2012 - 2013): Partner in launch and promotion of eco products made from recycled content with will.i.am and Beats by Dr. Dre, Levi's, Case-Mate, New Era, RVCA, and more.

  • FACE OF SEVENTH GENERATION'S PERSONAL CARE LINE (2013): Video spokeswoman for national launch

  • ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY GUERILLA GREEN JUDGE (2013): Awarding funds for youth eco projects

  • NATURE’S PATH SPOKESPERSON (2010 – current): Youngest representative for top organic brand

  • US AMBASSADOR TO ONE YOUNG WORLD (2010 - current): Active member of leading intl youth network; global advisory board; newsroom media correspondent; feat. speaker at annual summits

  • THE WHITE HOUSE ENVIRO EDU SUMMIT (2012): Speaker at the EPA’s first ever summit on enviro edu

  • THE ORGANIC CENTER COMMUNICATORS AWARD (2012): Hero for education about science of organics

  • GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA FOREVER GREEN AWARD (2012): One of top 100 women greening future

  • STEELCASE 100 (2012): Highlighted as one of 100 top global thought leaders, sharing future dream

  • GSBS YOUNG CHALLENGER (2011): Youth delegate Grameen/Yunus Global Social Business Summit

  • GLOBAL GREEN USA GREEN SCHOOLS COMPETITION JUDGE (2011): Judge in $100,000+ contest

  • GIRL SCOUTS OF AMERICA FOREVER GREEN AWARD (2011): One of top 100 women greening future

  • PeopleTowels DESIGN CONTEST JUDGE (2011): On panel with industry leaders to select top entry

  • SISTERHOOD SUPPORT GRANT (2011): Recipient of $1000 grant from Euro RSCG for work in Haiti

  • NATRACARE INSPIRING SISTER (2011): Named and featured as first inspiring Sister on web platform

  • THE KIND LIFE / ALIMA PURE (2011): Selected as winner of “Naturally Beautiful” contest

  • UN CSD-18 SustainUS Agent of Change (2010): Delegate to UN Commission on Sustainable Dev.

  • INAUGURAL ONE YOUNG WORLD SUMMIT DELEGATE (2010): US delegate to international youth summit; counseled by Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Mohammad Yunus, Bob Geldolf, John Kerry, Wyclef

  • GREEN MY PARENTS CHAMPION (2010): Chosen as 1 of 100 youth nationwide to lead movement

  • NATURAL PRODUCTS INNOVATOR AWARD (2009): Recognized for co-creating TTG bodycare products

  • DILLER TEEN TIKKUN OLAM AWARD (2009): Awarded $36,000 for leadership in community service

  • NYU PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR (2009): Distinguished member of NYU’s entering freshman class

  • 18 UNDER 18 AWARD (2009): Named one of J.Vibe’s 18 extraordinary and inspirational teenagers

  • NSPA DESIGN OF THE YEAR (2009): Graphic design winner for journalism Nat’l Schol. Press Assoc.

  • 7x7 MAGAZINE ECO-WARRIOR (2008): Named 1 of seven “Forces of Nature… Changing the World” 

  • 100 MAGNIFICENT MARIN WOMEN (2007): Honored as a woman making a difference in California

 

EXPERIENCE

  • DIARY PROJECT (2003 – present): Screens entries and postings for global teen internet forum 

  • Havas WW (2011): Strategic planner; marketing; brand messaging; digital media dev.

  • FOEME / ECOPEACE (2011): Developed curriculum for first enviro edu center for youth in Palestine 

  • GREENING YOUTH FOUNDATION (2010 – 11): Coordinated enviro education initiatives in Ghana

  • PHOTOJOURNALISM (2009 – 10): Worked for acclaimed photojournalist, writer, humanitarian Ruth Gruber

  • ABC NEWS: Presidential Inauguration (2009): Assisted Exec. Prod.; worked with high profile guests

  • MARIN ACADEMY (2009): Raised scholarship money though Alumni Relations department outreach

  • PRITI ORGANICS (2007 – 08): Promoted line of natural beauty products at NYFW, beyond

  • A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARIN (2001): Documented effect of NGOs, for Marin Community Foundation

 

EDUCATION

  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY. Grad: 2013. DEANS Scholar: $25,000 annual merit scholarship. Study Abroad: Italy, 2010. Ghana, 2010 (Univ of Ghana). Israel, 2011. Spain, 2011. Argentina, 2012. Extracurriculars:

    • NYU Sustainability Task Force – Co-chair of university-wide food and purchasing division

    • AIESEC – Member of the world’s largest student-run organization, outgoing eXchange team

    • Dean’s Service Honor Corps – Community service organizer for College of Arts & Sciences

    • Washington Square News – Features, calendar, and events writer for daily school newspaper

    • Roosevelt Institution – Writer of Energy/Environment policy for US’ largest student think tank

    • IR Society – Contributor to weekly newsletter concerning intl affairs on campus and citywide

    • CHEFs – Eco-consultant for organization devoted to nutrition education in NY public schools

    • Bronfman Center – Focus group member consulting about future Birthright programs in Israel

    • Restaurateur Club – Marketing coordinator for food / restaurant events on and off campus

  • MARIN ACADEMY. California. 2005-2009. Cum Laude.

  • RASSIAS LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM. Pontevedra, Spain. Summer 2006.

 

OTHER

  • LANGUAGE – Fluent Spanish, conversational Haitian Kreyol and Hebrew, studying Arabic and French

  • INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL – has visited, worked and studied in over sixty countries, including Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Rep, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Palestinian Authority, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay

  • PHOTOGRAPHY – Credits include the New York Times, Slate; portfolio available upon request

  • FASHION – print and runway modeling for eco-designers Bahar Shahpar, Stewart+Brown, FIN, House of Organic, Lea Designs, Left Over Green Beans, Marci Zaroff’s FASE

  • COOKING AND BAKING – specializing in organic, local, seasonal dishes; vegan; gluten-free

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN – skilled in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Microsoft Word, Excel, PPoint

  • BOARDS: Teens Turning Green, Do It Like A Woman. ADVISORY BOARDS: Intel, Myspace, Good and Green Guide.

 

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