– Co-Founder of GenYNot, a youth political web show and online think-tank engaging youth across the country in thought political dialogue that translates into inclusive civic engagement. GenYNot allows youth to contribute content to a website to share perspectives, stories and opinions on today’s issues that are relevant to youth.

– Student Advisory Board member for National Green School Network, a national network of schools specializing in service learning, interdisciplinary teaching and learning and green architecture.

 – Led the digital messaging strategy team for Hulu Original Series, East Los High. The TV series is a teen drama developed in partnership with public health organization such as : Planned Parenthood, Advocates for Youth, What To Expect Foundation, California Latinos for Reproductive Justice, Voto Latino and many more. ELH ranked in the Top 5 most watched shows on Hulu for several months against primetime television shows.

– One of the lead organizers for the Student Voice Summit hosted by Dell in New York City. Student Voice brought together 150 students, educators, non-profit leaders and policy-makers together to learn about how to ensure that students perspectives are heard and youth are represented at the decision making tables for ed-policy. Over 20 satellites across 5 continents in 13 countries joined the conversation from their respective communities.

– Developed the youth programming for the 5Gyres Youth Action Tour : India. The 5Gyres education team was invited by the American International schools in Delhi, Bombay, and Chennai with the goal of educating and equipping their students with the tools to combat plastic pollution in a beautiful country full of complex problems.

Consulted the development team for the Plastics Are Forever Youth Summit with the Algalita Marine Research and 5Gyres. PAF hosted over 100 youth from 14 different countries and 5 continents across the world, for a three day summit with workshops on public speaking, goal planning, fundraising, and media outreach.

– Participated in Robert Redford’s Sundance Roundtable: Greening America’s Schools with mayors and superintendents from all across the nation to discuss the importance of green schools and create practical action plans for the participating cities.

– Created and facilitated the Rise Above Plastics Student Speaker Series with the Surfrider Foundation. A program that trains students on a solution based presentation about plastic pollutions, preparing them to present and seek out schools and businesses in their communities to educate.

– Lead educator of the Conservation All Stars Program with The Children’s Nature Institute and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. Using math to teach elementary school students the economic benefits of conserving water, electricity, and energy in their South Los Angeles homes.

Directed a short film for President Obama’s Race To The Top “Commencement Challenge” highlighting the Environmental Charter High School’s attributes to being one of the leading schools in the nation that not only prepares students for college, focuses on the importance of global citizenship as well.

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– TEDx Great Pacific Garbage Patch – Plastic Pollution Coalition [Santa Monica, California]

– Society of Environmental Journalists  Conference [Miami, Florida]

– Environmental Education Teacher Summit [Houston, Texas]

– Consumer Electronics Show [Las Vegas, Nevada]

– City of Los Angeles’ Environmental Youth Conference [Los Angeles, California]

– United States Green Building Council – Charlotte Chapter fundraiser [North Carolina, Charlotte]

– Sustainable Brands Conference [Monterey, California]

– Green Youth Forum [San Diego, California]

– Student Voice LIVE [New York, New York]

– Sadie Nash Leadership Program [New York, New York]

– Green Schools California Summit [Pasadena, California]

– 5Gyres Youth Action Tour [New Delhi, Delhi] –

-5 Gyres Youth Action Your [Chennai, Tamil Nadu]

– 5 Gyres Youth Action Tour [Mumbai, Maharastra]

– United States Green Building Council Chapter Retreat [Snowbird, Utah]

– Sustainability Evening at Illinois State University [Normal, Illinois]

– Blue Visions Summit [Washington DC]

– Monterey Bay Aquariums Plastic Ocean Pollutions Solution Summit [Monterey Bay, California]

– Environmental Fair at Los Angeles Valley College [Van Nuys, California]

– Convene for Green Summit [Las Vegas, Nevada]

– Green Festival [San Francisco, California]

– Teens Turning Green Environmental Youth Summit at Southwest College [Los Angeles, California]

– Sustainability Evening at Illinois State University [Normal, Illinois]

– Green Festival [Los Angeles, California]

– USGBC’s Young Leader Awards at the Kennedy Center [Washington, DC]

– Institute of the Environment Lecture at University of California Los Angeles [Los Angeles, California]

– Angelenos Go Green for Obama fundraiser [Los Angeles, California]

– Plug In America’s Inaugural Electric Car Parade [Los Angeles, California]

– Bioneers Conference [San Rafael, California]


– 2013-2014 Young People For Fellow

– 2012 Clinton Global Initiative University Delegate (CGIU)

– National Wildlife Federation Youth Education Award

– Featured in Girls Gone Green book by Lynn Hirshfield

– U.S. Green Building Council Young Leader Award

– Eco-Ambassador Award from The Weather Channel

– Featured in Plastic Free: How I Kicked My Habit and How You Can Too book by Beth Terry

– Featured in Inspirational Youth : Transforming Average to Extraordinary Book

– Tavis Smiley Young Leader of the Decade Honoree

– Art of Living Hero of Humanity Award

– Editor of Green My Parents book.

– The Children’s Nature Institute “Air” Action Award