Student Profiles

Not only do our students get to experience a life-changing trip, we also place them on a path to career fulfillment in sustainability & give them a group to call family. These are their stories...

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Carmen Pemsler

Boise State University

Civil Engineering

"Seeing Machu Picchu will be forever in my memory and it was one of the best moments of my life."

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Lucinda Toppen

Michigan Technological University

Environmental Engineering

"This trip opened my eyes to how understanding a culture enables sustainable infrastructure and practices to take place and make meaningful change."

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Katalina Salas

University Of Texas - El Paso

Environmental Science And Engineering, Phd

"My experience in Peru solidified my graduate work to focus on water."

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Annette Phoa

Monash University

Chemical Engineering And Pharmaceutical Science

"Not only have I been able to meet people who have the same mindset and goals to save the environment, but I was also able to step out of my comfort zone."

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Ian Cullen

Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University

Industrial And Systems Engineering

"This trip was for anyone who strives to live a purposeful life. I mean that in every sense of the word."

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Kate Seikel

Pennsylvania State University


"Just do it! Go! It's so amazing and however nervous you are it's so worth it."

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Andrea Carranza

University Of California, Berkeley

City Planning (masters)

"This trip has been an eye-opening experience that has made me want to help create a better, more sustainable world."

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Ryan Gary Brodziak

Suny University At Buffalo

Chemical And Biological Engineering

"I want to be able to say that I have helped make this world even just a little bit happier. If I have helped one person live a better life, then I feel like I have done something worth while in this world."

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Daniel Raynor

Yale University

Environmental Engineering, Energy Studies

"While there are countless ways to improve both the natural and built environment, my passions lie in the broad field of water resource management, renewable energy, and various sustainability initiatives."

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John Del Toro

Johns Hopkins University

Chemical And Biomolecular Engineering, Minor In Theatrical And Preforming Arts

"I would like to implement solutions on community scales that can make a world of difference."

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Jenna Bergstrom

University Of New Hampshire

Civil Engineering, Minor In International Affairs

"In the future, I hope to work as a Civil Engineer world-wide and especially help impoverished countries with essentials like waste-water treatment plants, drinking-water treatment, building wells, etc."

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Leah Ann VanLandingham

Eastern Michigan University

Green Program Affiliated Universities

Double Major In Environmental Science And Political Science And Double Minor In Leadership And Sustainability

"I would like to spread the love and joy from having a connection with the world and inspire others to look beyond the generic expectations of what it means to be successful and a human."

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Gabriela Moy

University Of Colorado

Chemical Engineering; Minor In Business

"I want to use my creativity and problem solving skills to tackle problems impacting people all over the world, especially in developing countries."

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Zachariah Rizk

University Of Oregon

Environmental Studies, Business Administration - Minor

"Through empowerment, education and grit, we can revive our inner cities into innovative hubs for green solutions."

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Katie Stevens

Lafayette College

Biology Minor: Environmental Science

"I want to work in a position where I can help make my community more sustainable and actually see the direct results of my work."

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Rachel Largay

Colorado State University

Ecosystem Science And Sustainability With A Minor In Business

"I want to leave the world better than I found it. I have a diverse background in sustainability and GIS. I would love to work with a company in either sustainability or GIS."

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Charles White

Stanford University

Masters In Civil And Environmental Engineering

"Being a part of the GREEN program encouraged me to pursue a job with the firm I’m working for now and even now I am inspired to continue creating experiences and opportunities for myself."

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