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 San Ramon Valley High School
GSE expanded into the San Ramon Valley District in 2014-2015 by partnering with Cindy Egan, who manages the school garden and the E2 club. Throughout the year GSE offered bi monthly support to maintain the existing garden. In 2015, GSE recruited students to travel to Ecuador for the first trip from SRVHS. This year the students are working on expanding the garden and recruiting more students to travel to Nicaragua over Spring Break!
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