Joanna, who was born and raised in the Midwest, studied earth and environmental science at University of Illinois in Chicago and worked with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, doing conservation work, community outreach and environmental education programs. While studying tropical ecology in Costa Rica, she became determined to learn Spanish and travel, which led her to teaching math and science at a bilingual school in Honduras.
Jeff brings extensive education management experience to 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 subsequently served as Executive Director for Discovery Internships before leaving to found Sustainable Summer. Jeff has a BA from Bucknell University and an MA from Dartmouth College.
Allie currently works as an educator and outdoor program coordinator at Explorations Academy, a small private high school in Bellingham, WA. When not in school, you’ll find her running the trails around the city or baking too many loaves of bread. Her career as an educator began after a series of unexpected events during her… Read More
Rosalie studied sociology and anthropology at Middlebury College with a focus on social and climate justice. Over the past few years she has spent time working for nonprofits that focus on community and youth development at both the local and global levels.
Alex grew up on the east coast of Florida and graduated from Dartmouth College where she studied Environmental Studies and Geography and was involved in the Sustainability Office as an intern working at the organic farm, with dining services, and in various other student initiatives.
Olivia is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA where she studied Political Science and Global Studies. Most recently, she worked for the Washington State Legislature where she kept a keen eye out for proposed environmental legislation.