ABOUT
OUR PEOPLE

welcome to our team 

The Green Campus Action Plan is a committee of undergraduate students from all majors dedicated to pursuing and advancing sustainability on-campus through a variety of pathways, including advocacy, grants, and programs. Meet our 2020-2021 team below.

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Our application Process

Applications to apply open in the Summer Quarter.

We are not currently recruiting committee members. All undergraduate students interested in joining are encouraged to apply and get invloved when the application period begins!

 

The application deadline was on Oct. 2, 2020

our 2020-2021 committee  

Vice President of Sustainability and Director of GCAP

Vanessa Gomez-Alvarado

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Sustainability Studies

Minor: Media Cultural Studies

 

Vanessa plans to pursue a career in sustainable and public policy-making where she is able to help immigrants and refugees, fleeing their home country due to the increase of natural disasters as a result of the climate crisis.

 

She is passionate about the environment, immigrants, and refugees. Vanessa wants the earth to be saved, immigrants to be respected, and refugees welcomed in our country.

Leo Ballesteros

ASUCR Senator and Committee Member 

Pronouns: He/Him

Major: Chemical Engineering with a Bioengineering Emphasis

Leo wants to be a leader in renewable energy.

 

He is passionate about hacking energy production, emissions, and food waste. 

Alondra Martinez

Vice Chair 

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Environmental Engineering 

In the future, Alondra wants to work at a company that focuses on air pollution control.

 

Alondra would like to work towards having a zero-waste and carbon-neutral campus. She is passionate about energy efficiency and educating others about ways to be more sustainable.

Hannah Renée O’Brien

Policy Director 

Pronouns: She/Her 

Major: Political Science, Law and Society

Minor: Philosophy

 

Hannah's main career goal is to attend a law school and become an attorney. She has not picked an emphasis yet but might go into immigration law or environmental law.

Two critical elements of her activism are protecting the environment and advocating for the disabled. These are the two issues that she is the most passionate about and integrates into her activism at every single level.

Tori Kim

Program Director 

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Political Science, International Affairs

Tori aims to join the field of early child development and health.

She is most passionate about working for humanitarian causes that benefit especially the youngest in our society.

Barry Liu

ASUCR Senator and Committee Member 

Pronouns: He/Him

Major: Environmental Science

Barry is an avid researcher planning to dedicate his career towards research. 

He is passionate about approaching topics such as how to leave a zero carbon footprint and increase the amount of clean water in our communities.

Layvin Manghane

Committee Member  

Pronouns: He/Him

Major: Psychology, minor in Statistics

Layvin is hopeful to pursue a career in development psychology to guide children through their formative years of life by helping them understand why they think and behave the way that they do. 

He wants to work to expand voting rights to ensure that all Americans can have their voices heard.

Fadi Zaki

Committee Member, Finance

Pronouns: He/Him

Major: Computer Science with Business Application

Fadi is an entrepreneur hoping to graduate and form his own startup that would help develop applications and tech to help solve social and environmental issues.

He is very passionate about many social and environmental issues and how technology can be used to fix these issues. Fadi is mostly working towards zero-waste campus and helping develop a cleaner, closer community here at UCR.

Ariana Turner 

Committee Member  

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: TFDP ( Filmmaking concentration) & Media and Cultural Studies double major with a minor in Spanish 

Ariana is studying to pursue a career as a community organizer.

She is passionate about combating environmental racism and bringing awareness to those issues. Ariana wants to create videos whether it be through documentaries or fun fictional short films 

Kennedy Lincoln

Committee Member  

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Environmental Engineering

Kennedy is studying to pursue a career in environmental engineering, focused on water issues in unserved communities.

She is passionate about ending Environmental Racism, helping save the planet, living a sustainability lifestyle and spreading awareness about environmental issues. Kennedy wants to work towards providing clean water in all parts of the world and leaving a positive impact in all facets of her life.

Cindy Pace

Committee Member  

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Political Science, International Affairs

Cindy is preparing for a career as an environmental lawyer and lobbyist.

She wants to work towards understanding sustainability within the framework of Environmental Justice. 

our interns  

Magdelene Lai

Intern

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Environmental Engineering

Magdelene is working towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer, specifically in the Environmental Engineering industry.

She would love to work in water resource engineering in which she can develop new equipment and systems for water resource management facilities across the United States. She wants to ensure citizens are provided with a continuous supply of clean, uncontaminated water for drinking, living, and recreational purposes.

Purnima Qamar 

Intern

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Psychology

Purnima is preparing for a career as a clinical psychologist, focusing on communities who suffer from health disparities. She is deeply interested in research and advocacy.

Purnima wants to bridge the gap of mental health resources in communities ostracized from their homes due to environmental and social causes. She has completed a research project on the effect of air pollution on mental and physical health and continues to learn how communities in the Imperial Valley are challenged by air pollution.

Leslie Rendon

Intern

Pronouns: She/Her

Major: Sustainability Studies

Leslie is learning the interdisciplinary aspects surrounding sustainability and inclusively, accessibly, and affordably applying her knowledge to a range of sustainable issues including food security, sustainable food production and agriculture, urban development, community design & planning, waste reduction, etc.

 She hopes to contribute to the continued efforts to improve all kinds of sustainable development and prioritize making these initiatives readily available and accessible to the vulnerable communities overwhelmingly threatened by the climate crisis and its imminent consequences. 

2019-2020 GCAP Committee

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