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Co-Founder and Executive Director

Georgia is an Earth Systems Science student at Stanford University. She loves the outdoors, animals, and connecting with others. Georgia currently works as a wildfire researcher at the Bill Lane Center of the American West, is the Co-President of the Stanford Outdoor Outreach Program, and is a flanker on the Stanford Women's Rugby Team. If Georgia isn't trying to help the environment or doing school work, you will likely find her setting off on her next backpacking trip! 



Co-Founder and Executive Director

Chloe is a student at Duke University pursuing her Bachelors degree in Environmental Science & Policy with a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Chloe is known for her outgoing nature and leadership skills; she is definitely a people person. Outside of ECI, she is the Director of Growth and Partnerships for Energy Terminal, a Consultant for Global Research & Consulting Group, and is conducting her own research in environmental sociology. Chloe enjoys trying new foods, listening to podcasts, being outdoors, and playing tennis.

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Co-Head of the Americas Fellowship, Fellow ('22)

Jimmy is currently a 15-year-old sophomore in high school, who has a strong commitment towards sustainability and a more eco-friendly community. He has completed many projects for his community and the environment, including a science fair project specifically focusing on packaging waste. Outside of these projects, he mainly spends his time playing basketball, listening to music, and hanging out with friends.

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Co-Head of the Americas Fellowship, Fellow ('22)

Sangyani is currently a junior at Presentation High School in San Jose, CA. She holds immense devotion to the issues of climate change and is constantly educating herself on the past, present, and future of our planet. She sees herself joining the fight for environmental reform, from actions like supporting sustainable consumption to making youth voices heard to policymakers in power. Her long-term dream is to become a dermatologist, who still advocates for the environment through the cross-section that connects both fields. She functions as the speech captain at her school, so she spends a lot of her free time working on creative writing pieces and oratorical skills. Other than writing and speaking, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her birds and puppy.

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Head of the Asia Fellowship, Fellow ('22)

A 9th grader in Texas, Rhea hopes to combat social inequality in environmental issues. Though only in middle school, she believes that regardless of age, students should have the ability to be a leader and positively impact the world. Rhea has been a participant in school environmental clubs. Aside from ECI, Rhea sings, plays the guitar, cello, and piano. She is a passionate writer and teaches at the Write Your Story Project, uplifting student voices. In school, she started a social justice and environmental justice magazine, aiming to create a more accepting school community that is aware of the environmental issues occurring in the community.



Americas Fellowship Leader, Grant Writer, Fellow ('23)

Katya is a 16-year old junior in high school from Puerto Rico. Living on an island, she feels deeply connected and responsible for the environment around her. She is the founder and co-president of her school’s Go Green Club, and loves to initiate different community-wide campaigns focused on eco-friendliness. She also enjoys participating in both national and international STEM competitions, with a concentration on environmental sustainability. In her free time, Katya loves traveling, reading, and public speaking.



Americas Fellowship Leader, Grant Writer, Fellow ('23)

Victor is rising junior in high school in Puerto Rico. Passionate about the environment, he is the co-president of his school’s Environmentalists’ Club for the past 3 years and intends to make an impact through programs like this. Eager to expand his knowledge and understanding of ecological issues, Victor has taken AP Environmental Science and actively engages in national and international science competitions, winning top places. In his free time, Victor enjoys playing basketball, spending time with family and friends, and reading.



Americas Fellowship Leader, Mentor, Fellow ('22)

Zeeshan Shariff is a sophomore in NJ with an interest in helping stop Climate Change through grassroot means. He participated in ECI during the 2021-2022 season and is proud to now serve as a mentor for the upcoming 2022 - 2023 season. His ECI initiative is a community compost bin which is now expanding to include more houses and members in addition to setting up a new compost bin. He is also the president of the Colors4Change NJ Chapter, a non-profit organization.


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Americas Fellowship Leader, Mentor

Sanjana is a 17 year old senior in high school and is a strong advocate for social and climate justice. Aiding her passion for protecting the environment, Sanjana volunteers at The Morton Arboretum where she teaches kids about the importance of preserving nature and attempts to dig out weeds. In her future, Sanjana hopes to further her education to become a data scientist and combine that knowledge with her passion for intersectional environmentalism. She’s also an avid reader, spider-man enthusiast, and lover of all things pinterest.

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Americas Fellowship Leader, Fellow ('22)

Isaac is a Junior in High School from Lake Geneva, WI. An avid member of multiple social justice initiatives, Isaac is the President of his schools NHS and Student Government chapters. His passion for social justice and human rights and its intersectionality with environmentalism drove him to join ECI, where he became a graduated fellow of 2022. In the future, Isaac hope to major in International Affairs and Policy, as well as Comparative Religious Ethics in the hopes pursuing humanitarian aid work overseas! In his free time, Isaac enjoys spending time with his friends and writing poetry.



Americas Fellowship Leader, Fellow ('20)

Devika Ramakrishna is an IB sophomore in Plano, TX. She has a strong passion for environmental issues, especially when it comes to helping people learn how to make sustainable changes. She is a leader in the environmental club in her area, and enjoys connecting with members of her community. Outside of environmental protection, she enjoys drumming, boxing, cooking, and hiking outside.

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Americas Fellowship Leader, Mentor, Fellow ('22)

Ayush is a junior in high school from Apex, North Carolina and in his 16 years has moved around quite a bit, ranging from Texas, California and even India. He channels his passion for the environment by being involved in the environmental club at school and conducting research projects related to the environment for professors at various universities such as Duke and Yale. Besides the environment, Ayush loves cars (mostly EVs!), cricket and tennis.



Americas Fellowship Leader, Mentor, Fellow ('22)

Anna is a high school junior in Alexandria, VA. Passionate about climate justice and conservation, she has worked with local farmers and business owners to develop an advocacy platform for sustainable shopping in her community. Anna loves adventure, hiking, and animals, hoping to go into international affairs and environmental policy.

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Fellowship Lead, Fellow ('21)

Lia is a dedicated AP student who enjoys bringing educational opportunities to her peers. As her school’s environmental club president, she advocates for more sustainable practices and mental health awareness within her community. Lia is part of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team at her school, encouraging a safe learning environment and social culture. In her spare time, she is an active member in National Honor Society, Letters for Destiny, and Sources of Strength. Lia has grown up studying piano and hopes to continue improving. She volunteers her time with the Special Olympics group and enjoys making connections with everyone.

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Meenakshi Menon is a junior in high school and a sustainability enthusiast. She is the founder of Green Planet, a youth led organization local to Cary, North Carolina. Apart from this,  Meenakshi is passionate about Indian Classical dance and loves crocheting!

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