Brooklyn Staff

Jeff Sharpe

Jeff is the co-founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Summer. He is a former partner and director of Career Explorations, a summer internship program for high school students, and Vertex Academic Services, an educational consulting company. Jeff has a BA from Bucknell University and an MA from Dartmouth College.

Paula Romo
BrooklynCosta Rica

Paula has undergraduate degrees in Human Development for Sustainability, emergency medicine, and photography. She has worked as a consultant, researcher, designer, and educator specializing in the implementation of holistic ecological projects. Paula has field experience working with communities in Mexico, Peru, Costa Rica, Argentina, and Chile where she has had the opportunity to collaborate with… Read More

Demaceo Howard

Upon graduating from Cornell College with a degree in Biology Demaceo began pursuing work in the field of conservation. He has worked as an environmental educator and conservation biologist in the US, Honduras, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas.

James O’Grady

James was born and raised in New York City and is currently finishing his degree in International Development and Indigenous Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada

Cathy Yuhas

Cathy is a Science and Environmental Service Systems (Career and Technical Education) instructor. She is a graduate of Fairfield University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She also has a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from NJ Institute of Technology/Rutgers University- Newark. At NJIT/Rutgers and a second Master of Science degree in Urban Environmental Systems Management from Pratt Institute.