Las Lomas High School

Las Lomas Ecuador Spring Break 2018

Bahia, Ecuador
March 30- April 8, 2018

I definitely gained more confidence and I’m not as shy anymore. I’ve begun to care less of what people think of me and I feel that I can handle anything that comes my way.

Mary Rose Ohlin

GSE Student

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.y1503228803ssabm1503228803etned1503228803utsla1503228803bolg@1503228803eoz1503228803
Zoe Pearl – Contra Costa Program Coordinator

Contra Costa County Program Coordinator

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Global Student Embassy at Las Lomas

In 2013 GSE was approached by a Junior at Las Lomas to build a garden. Within a few months, 6 redwood garden beds were built by volunteers and now grow a few hundred pounds of vegetables for donation each year. In 2014, GSE began partnering with the Foods 101 classes to create a farm to fork program where students can learn about healthy eating and sustainable farming while also cooking delicious meals.

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

GSE Student