Zoe grew up in Marin County, California, where her love of nature developed into a passion to defend the environment and educate others. Zoe graduated from the University of California in Santa Barbara, earning a B.A. in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Sustainable Development. While pursuing her degree, she worked for several local nonprofits that focused on providing comprehensive environmental education to students. Through her work at schools she discovered the crucial importance of educating the next generation in order to protect the future of our environment. After graduating, Zoe worked for Marin Sanitary Service, the first curbside recycling collection facility in the nation. As the Outreach and Education Program Coordinator she worked to develop and provide curriculums, informative resources, and direct outreach to schools to help the county reach the zero waste goals. She is excited collaborate and bring her experience to schools in the Contra Costa area. When not working, Zoe spends her time enjoying the outdoors and doing crossfit. Zoe speaks English, French, and some Spanish. Contact Zoe at gro.y1498701810ssabm1498701810etned1498701810utsla1498701810bolg@1498701810eoz1498701810
Zoe Pearl – Contra Costa Program Coordinator
Contra Costa County Program Coordinator
Global Student Embassy at Acalanes
GSE partnered with Jada Paniagua at Acalanes in 2013 to revive the above ground garden through her environmental science class. The following year the GSE club in partnership with the environmental science class built a 19 bed bio-intensive mini farm to grow hundreds of pounds of food for donation to White Pony Express. The garden at Acalanes has become a place for outdoor learning for APES, Environmental Science, Statistics, Biology, and Spanish.
The community is a place of the highest importance. I have learned to be more honest and helpful within a group; providing constructive criticism and doing my share. Knowing how to work together is what makes a community. Jamison Burks