Prior to joining GSE, Julia was Sustainability Program Coordinator at California State University Channel Islands and an Environmental Youth Mentor/Educator with NOAA. As a youth mentor, she provided students from a local middle school with an opportunity to explore and research their local intertidal zones. After graduating she interned with the Presidio National Park as an Environmental Education intern, and strengthened her passion for EE. There she was moved by the understanding that in heavily urbanized areas young people need a bit of a push to take a walk on the wild side and aims to provide the foundation to foster that passion in youth. She wants to pursue further her education and receive a Master’s Degree in EE.
Julia Dorosh – Contra Costa 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