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.

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. 

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.

our interns  

Magdelene Lai


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 


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


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

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave, HUB 202
Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-3621​​


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