San Ramon High School

San Ramon Ecuador Summer Break

Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador

June 4- June 13

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.y1503151344ssabm1503151344etned1503151344utsla1503151344bolg@1503151344eoz1503151344
Zoe Pearl – Contra Costa Program Coordinator

Contra Costa County Program Coordinator

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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

GSE Student