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.
Contra Costa County Program Coordinator
Global Student Embassy at Miramonte
There has been a garden at Miramonte for years run by Barbara Denny in the science department. However, the GSE program at Miramonte began in 2014 when a student returned from Nicaragua and wanted to build biointensive beds at the school. There are now 8 biotinensive beds that will be part of a new Farm to Fork program for the 2015-2016 school year.
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