Tropical Leaves

Our Crew

We are creatives, educators, activists, and diverse experts committed to promoting action-oriented, innovative approaches to social and environmental change.

STAFF

 

ENVIRONMENTAL
HEALTH FELLOWS

 

IMPACT ARTIST FELLOWS

 
 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

PAST CREW

 

2021

Jamie Epstein, New York University, Intern (2021)

Sophie Harris, Columbia University, Intern (2021)

Katina Pennington, New York University, Intern (2021)

Marisa Valdez, New School University, Program Manager (July-Sept 2021)

Olivia Zukowski, University of Miami, Intern (2021)

 

2020

Damian Archer, The Pennsylvania State University, Intern (2019), Youth Advisory Council (2020)

Christine Arroyo, Creative Director and Brand Manager, Advisory Council (2017-2020)

Peter Derby, Writer + Producer, Nefarious Gallantry, Advisory Council (2018-2020)

David Flores-Wilson,  Planning to Wealth, Board (2019-2020)

Celia Frank, ​Binghamton University, Intern (2019), Program Manager (July-October, 2020), Youth Advisory Council (2020)

Rohan Gelber-Higgins, Youth Advisory Council

Kristin Hatcher, Apogee Group, Advisory Council (2019-2020)

Jinny Kim, Building Code Consultant, Advisory Council (2019-2020)

Emma Laning, Youth Advisory Council (2019-2020)

Mehrdad Moghaddam, Earnst & Young, Board (2019-2020)

Erinn Roos-Brown, Development Manager

Hara Wang, Braemar Energy Ventures, Board (2019-2020)

 

2019

Ashley Berton, McGill University, Intern

Mikelle Benfield, University of Bonn and United Nations University, Program Manager (2018-2019), Intern (2017)

Amy Braunschweiger, Human Rights Watch, Board Secretary (2011-2019)

Sam Fiske, ​Claremont McKenna College, Intern

Kimo Goree, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Advisory Council (2015-2019), Board Member (2013-2014)

Luisa Gui, Performa, ​Advisor (2012-2019)

Scott Johnson​XDEA Architects, Advisor (2018-2019)

Priya Mallikarjuna, St George's University School of Medicine, Environmental Justice Fellow (2019), 

Mark Schapiro, Advisory Council (2017-2019)

Mechthild Schmidt, New York University, Advisor (2015-2019)

Patrick Schultz​Veolia, Board Treasurer (2016-2019)

Nikita Singhal, ClearBridge Investments, Board (2018-2019)

James Slezak,  Advisory Council (2017-2019), Board Member (2013-2017)

Kavie Yu​Carleton College, Intern

Emma Zinsmeister, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Advisor (2016-2019)

2018

Mackenzie Beltz, Penn State University, Development Director (July-Nov 2018),  Development Manager (December 2017-May 2018), Intern (2017)

Mikelle Benfield, University of Bonn and United Nations University, Program Manager (2018), Global Leadership Intern (2017)

Allison Calvanico, Georgetown University, NGO Management Intern (2018), Grantwriter (2018) 

Kelly Chan, Hunter College, Experiential Education Intern (Sept-Nov 2018)

Nick Dean, NYU, NGO Management Intern (Sept-Nov, 2018)

John DeLore, Gimlet Media, Advisory Board (2016-2018)

Amy Kleitman, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Board Member (2017-2018)

Olivia Scott Johnson, San Francisco Art Institute, Delegate

Rucha Gopal, George Washington University, Global Leadership Intern

Gypsy Guillén Kaiser, International Women's Health Coalition, Advisory Board (2016-2018)

Gabrielle Katz, James Madison University, Strategic Communications Intern (2018)

Grace Maurer, New York University, NGO Management Intern (2018)

Rochelle March, Advisory Council, Trucost (S&P Dow Jones Indices)  2016-2018

Erin McKinnon, Green Light Sustainability Advisors, Board (2014-2018)

Jeanine Moss, Advisory Council, Turning Point Solutions 2015-2018

Mya Valentin, Wesleyan University, Environmental Education Intern (2018)

Briana VanBuskirk, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Creative Marketing Director (2017-2018), Creative Design Intern (2015)

2017

David Fenton, Fenton Communications, Advisory Board (2014-2017)

Genna Fukuda, Columbia University, Communications Intern (2016-2017)

Evan Guy, Quest University Canada, NGO Development Intern

Agathe Laure, United Nations Environment Program, Advisory Board (2014-2017)

Lauren Lavitt, Development Manager (2015-2017)

Katy Mixter, Citibank, Board (2013-2017)

Jeanine Moss, Board (2015-2017)

Akong Charles Ndika, World Health Organization, Advisory Board (2011-2017)

Kate Offerdahl, Columbia University, Youth Leadership Advisor (2012-2017)

Sara Olsson, Program Manager, 2017

Natasha Page, Seattle Central College, Creative Design Intern

Tracy Raczek, United Nations, Advisory Board (2015-2017)

Andrew Shea, Pratt Institute, Advisory Board (2016-2017)

Courtney St. John, Climate Nexus, Advisory Board (2014-2017)

Alex White, Advisory Board (2013-2017)

 

2016

Rose Bowen, Program Manager (2016)

Rachel Calnek-Sugin, Environmental Education Intern, Yale University

Lena Golze Desmond, Program Manager (2015-2016)

LeAnne Harvey, Community Relations Manager (2013-2016)

André McDonald, NYU/Columbia, Global Leadership Intern

Sara Olsson, Uppsala University (Sweden), Global Leadership Intern

Briana VanBuskirk, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, Creative Design Intern

Nellie Van Driska, Columbia University, Communications Intern

Rebecca Waterhouse, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Global Leadership Intern

2015

Tess Clark, NYU, Development Manager (2013-2014) and Environmental Education Intern (2013)

Lena Greenberg, New School, Environmental Education Intern

Tierney HendersonUniversity of California, Berkeley, NGO Management Intern

Katie Kendall, Board Member (2013-2015)

Harsha Maragh, Western Connecticut State University, Environmental Education Intern

Ilana Newman, Wesleyan, Environmental Education Intern

Linnea Patton, Pratt Institute of Art, Creative Climate Awards Intern

Danielle Peters, Columbia University, Strategic Communications Intern

Jan Peterson, Huairou Commission, Board Member (2011-2015)

Li Tang, Syracuse University, Communications Coordinator (2013-2014) and Strategic Communications Intern (2013)

2014 

Claire Bouillon, McGill University, Environmental Services Intern 

Rose Bowen, New York University, Environmental Leadership Intern 

Jessica Carlisle, University of Illinois at Chicago, Environmental Education Intern 

Samir Jagdish, New York University, Environmental Services Intern 

Anna Marr, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Environmental Education Intern 

Camila Montes De Oca, CUNY Hunter College, Environmental Services Intern 

Arianna Morelli, Research Advisor and Project Manager at the University of Bologna (Italy), Environmental Leadership Intern 

Erica Prince, University of Deleware, Environmental Leadership Intern

Mario Q. Russo, Bard MBA, Bard College, NGO Management Intern

Alison Schuettinger, New School, Environmental Education Intern

Scott Webber, State University of New York,  Baruch College, Columbia University, Environmental Services Intern

Milcah Zewdie, Boston University, Environmental Leadership Intern

2013 

Nadia Akbar, Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Environmental Services Intern 

Nora Ankrum, University of Texas Austin & Journalist, Environmental Leadership Intern 

Rose Bowen, New York University, Environmental Leadership Intern 

Haley DePorte, Fort Mill High School, Environmental Leadership Intern 

Ani Esenyan, Fordham University, Environmental Services Intern 

Tristan Jones, Rutgers University/Columbia University/Oberlin, Climate Communication Advisor (2011-2013) 

Chiara Jovanovic, Quidsi/Goldman Sachs, Business Development Advisor (2010-2013) 

Agathe Laure, Catholic University of Paris, Environmental Services Specialist 

Melissa Mitchell, Bard College, New School, Program Coordinator (2011-2013) 

Sofia Martinez, Columbia University, Boston College, Environmental Services Intern 

Marcela Miceli, NYU, University of Florida, Environmental Education Intern 

Anastasia Pinto, Centre for Organisation Research and Education (CORE), Social Justice Advisor (2010-2013) 

Anna Poon, Brown University, Environmental Education Intern 

Beatrice Yeung, McGill University, Environmental Leadership Intern

2012 

Eric Axelrod, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Advisory Board (2010-2012)

Elaine Baker, MS Trinity College Dublin, NGO Management Intern

Celia Cui, Beijing University, Clemson University, Environmental Services and Retrofit Intern

Sunny Du, Iowa State, Environmental Retrofit Intern

Sarah Fackler, UPENN/Columbia University, Climate and Coalition Building Intern

Julia Goldstein, Teaching Professional, NGO Management Intern 

LeAnne Harvey, Bard College, Environmental Leadership Intern

Jila Keshavarz, Florida Atlantic University, PR and Marketing Intern

Lauren Lavitt, Business Professional/New York Law School, Climate Coalition Intern 

Eugénie Lejeune,University of Pennsylvania, NGO Management and PR/Marketing Intern

Allison Lucey, Teach for America, Advisory Board (2011-2012)

Dominique Murray, McGill University, Environmental Services Intern

Sally Newman, Southern Environmental Law Center, Board (2010-2013)

Rachana Patel, University of Michigan, Environmental Education Intern 

Mariana Orozco, Webster University (Leiden, Netherlands) (2010-2012)

Brendan Schoenman, Marymount Manhattan College, Environmental Leadership (2011-2012)

Adam Sheperd, NYU Wagner School, Environmental Education and Services Intern 

Melanie Sluyter, NYU, Environmental Leadership Intern

Grant Smolen, Columbia University (SIPA), Environmental Services Intern

Klas Svensson, Linnaeus University,Boston University, NGO Management and PR/Marketing Intern

Alex Turek, Ohio State University, Environmental Services and Education Intern

2011 

Elisabetta Di Matta, Luciano Manara High School

(Rome, Italy), Environmental Education Intern

Jenny Cheng, Brandeis University, Climate Change and Coalition Building Intern

Ronald Comstock, Pace University, Business Environmental Sustainability Intern

Hoa Do, Seattle University, PR and Marketing Intern 

Arianne Donar, Climate and Water Educator, Environmental Education Intern

Emily Gilbert, New York University, Environmental Leadership Intern

Alex White, Columbia University, Environmental Leadership Intern (2011-2012)

Marc Jourdan, Law and Policy Specialist, Environmental Leadership Intern 

Jennifer Kanter, Environmental Outreach Specialist, Climate Change and Coalition Building Intern

Moua Lo, Media and PR Professional, Media Consultant

Melissa Mitchell, The New School, Environmental Education Intern

Kate Offerdhal, Columbia University, NGO Management Intern

Peter Tzannes, CUNY, Environmental Services and Education Intern

Mugzy Undemir, Columbia University, Climate Change and Coalition Building Intern 

Brigette Walsh, Hunter College, Environmental Services Intern