BOARD

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GEORGIA SCARR (SHE/HER)

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Georgia is a British IB student and an incoming freshman at Stanford University, majoring in Earth Systems. Georgia loves the outdoors and is a passionate problem solver. She is also on the youth board of the Earth Prize, the student advisory board for Nord Anglia Education, and is the co-director of Policy and Research at Illinois Youth Climate Movement. If Georgia isn't working to save the planet or doing school work, you will likely find her setting off on her next backpacking trip! 

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 CHLOE YOUNG (SHE/HER)

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Chloe is a senior in high school, and will be pursuing her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science & Policy at Duke University beginning in Fall 2022. Chloe is known for her outgoing nature and leadership skills; she is definitely a people person. Outside of ECI, she is the Co-Policy Director at the IL Youth Climate Movement, Chairperson of the Nord Anglia Student Board, and has completed Environmental Sociology Research. In the future, she hopes to travel the world and live amongst different cultures, eventually pursuing a career in environmental law or sustainable business. Chloe enjoys playing tennis, trying new foods, listening to podcasts, and being outdoors.

JULIAN COHEN (HE/HIM)

Head of Finance

Julian, a student at the British International School of Chicago, has been an avid proponent for numerous causes to restore fairness and equality. After college, he hopes to work with youth to inspire them about pertinent issues in our society and give them tools to make a difference. Julian is a leader within his community, participating in numerous fellowships on social justice work, co-founding Teens Be Heard, a student led initiative focused on education and awareness in order to combat social injustices, and has captained his debate team to nationals for two consecutive years. When he has time, Julian enjoys cooking, playing tennis and refining his piano skills.

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KIRAN JOHNSON (SHE/HER)

Head of Communications

Kiran is a teen with a love for all things green. She is a proud member of numerous other environmental organizations, advocating for reducing plastic usage to ending climate change. She also loves to write. Kiran believes that there are so many voices, stories, and ideas that need to be heard, and one of the best ways to do this is through writing. This is the reason why she co-founded her blog, 'Generation Z: Unleashed'. Kiran hopes to pursue a career in journalism, as she enjoys interacting and learning about people (as well as writing, of course!). In her free time, you can find Kiran pouring over books or climbing a tree somewhere outside (because she can't yet drive herself to a hiking trail!).

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AVA GERAMI (SHE/HER)

Head of Creativity

Ava is a senior in high school, born and raised in Chicago. She loves to think outside the box and be creative, and makes most of the graphics seen on the ECI Instagram page. Ava hopes to continue being inventive and creative in her future endeavors, as well as continuing working with others and leading in topics she is passionate about, including environmental issues. Outside of ECI, Ava is the Chapter President of Illinois for Youth Against Sexual Violence and the captain of her school’s Science Olympiad team. In her free time she enjoys thrifting, baking and spending time with family and friends.

  

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MOLLIE LYTHGOE (SHE/HER)

Head of Community Outreach

Mollie is an 18-year-old student; originally from Liverpool, she moved to Chicago and became Head of Community Outreach for Eco Circle International. She is passionate about educating people on environmental issues and encouraging positive change. Outside of Eco Circle, Mollie is a Mental Health Ambassador for her school and a member of their science olympiad team. She hopes to have a career in environmental science in the future, in her spare time, she likes to design and upcycle clothes, play soccer and spend time with friends.

 

FELLOWSHIP LEADERSHIP TEAM

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RHEA KAREPARAMBIL (SHE/HER)

Americas Fellowship Leader, Graduated Fellow ('22)

An 8th 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.

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LIA MORRISON (SHE/HER)

Americas Fellowship Leader, Graduated 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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SOLEMEI SCAMARONI (SHE/HER)

Americas Fellowship Leader, Graduated Fellow ('22)

Solemei is a sophomore in high school at the Village School in Houston, Texas. An avid competitor in national circuit Speech & Debate and MUN, Solemei is fascinated with politics and passionate about social justice. Specifically, she has a keen interest in the intersection between environmental and women’s rights. Solemei is known for her curious spirit, communication skills, and resilience. Outside of ECI, Solemei is also a NAE-UNICEF ambassador, a copy editor for the Viking Press, and ballerina. She hopes to one day travel the world and pursue a career in international law.

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DEVIKA RAMAKRISHNA (SHE/HER)

Americas Fellowship Leader, Graduated Fellow ('20)

Devika Ramakrishna is an IB freshman 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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MAHA MUSTENSIR (SHE/HER)

Americas Fellowship Leader, Graduated Fellow ('21)

Maha is a high school junior from Edison, NJ. Her passion for the environment led her to be a part of the ECI fellowship program in 2021. She plans to pursue a career in healthcare while still participating in organizations and initiatives that are meant to promote equality, equity, and spread awareness. She is always looking for platforms that help her voice her opinions and work towards the greater good. In her free time, Maha loves to play her violin, tennis, and knit.

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SANJANA SETTIPALLI (SHE/HER)

Americas Fellowship Leader

Sanjana is a 16 year old junior 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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ADITYA SINHA (HE/HIM)

Asia Fellowship Leader

Aditya is an 8th grade student from India. He is passionate about studying physics, environmental science, and computer science. Outside of Action For World, some of his experiences include being Founder & President of Cosmox Blogs, Graphics Design Specialist at Tech Nuttiez, etc. Besides, he likes traveling to new places, exploring new things, skating, and cycling. Aditya looks forward to double major in Aerospace Engineering & Physics. To become Aerospace Engineer & a Theoretical Physicist in the future. He currently looks forward to learning more about cosmology and some foreign languages/cultures which interest him.

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DEVANSH CHAUDHARY (HE/HIM)

Asia Fellowship Leader

Devansh is a researchpreneur and loves exploring the intersection of Computation and Sustainability. He actively indulges with volunteers from his startup, ACTION, and his YxY Action Circle to find global solutions to Emissions Crisis. Besides, He is an avid trekker and enjoys paddling down the mountain early in the morning.

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MINETTE CABBIGAT (SHE/HER)

Australasia Fellowship Leader

Minette  has just completed her first year at AUT in New Zealand, where she studies a Bachelor of Health Science, and is willing to give anything a go! Minette has a passion for photography, and design and is a part of The Local Globe as a photographer, and a Graphic designer for Equality Design. One day Minette plans on working in the medical field, and wants to be a part of ECI because she understands that climate change and other environmental issues are health concerns, especially for the most vulnerable

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TABITHA STEPHENSON-JONES (SHE/HER)

Australasia Fellowship Leader

Tabitha is a Year 12 in high school, and is a passionate youth activist. Outside of ECI, some of her extra-curriculars include being an organiser of School Strike 4 Climate, being a volunteer and campaigner for The Greens, being on her schools’ Student Council and doing part-time work in a Federal Politicians’ office. In the future, she hopes to study some variation of political science and to travel the world, helping others to live ethically and sustainably. Eventually, Tabitha wants to pursue a career in Policy-Making or Youth Enfranchisement Advocacy. Tabitha enjoys going to the beach, volunteering, listening to classical music and helping young people to feel empowered.

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QEZIA BAIQ (SHE/HER)

Australasia Fellowship Leader

17 year old Qezia is currently a year 12 high school student with a passion for youth voice and advocacy. Alongside being a member for her schools student council, Qezia is an organiser at School Strike 4 Climate as well as a volunteer and campaigner at The Greens SA. Qezia enjoys collaborating with other young people on issues that are important to them and most recently worked with other students to develop a statewide SRC program to further advocate for youth voices. Qezia hopes to continue to uplift youth perspectives while sharing the importance and intricacies of living an ethical and sustainable life as she believes that education is the first port of call when tackling climate change. In the future, she hopes to travel and learn more about the world young people are inheriting as well as getting her degree in creative writing and history. In her free time, Qezia loves to write, hang out with friends, and drink endless cups of tea with a good book.

 

CONTENT CREATORS

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SHLOKAH SARKAR (SHE/HER)

Shlokah is 15 year old student from India who currently attends high school in the Chicago land area. Her passion for environmental issues was initially born from her interests in fashion. This led to her extreme fascination for the ways the environment intersects with other issues in society. She hopes to work in law following highschool and is extremely interested in social justice work; seen in the other organizations she participates in. Shlokah enjoys reading, playing the violin, and going to coffee shops with her friends during her free time. 

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SOFIA BROWN (SHE/HER)

Sofia Brown, a senior at a Chicago high school, has always loved the outdoors, and recently started exploring her passion for the environment beyond the classroom. She loves the interdisciplinary nature of environmental studies— connecting environmental justice and ethics, or sustainable architecture and climate science. Sofia is the head of her high school’s Environmental Committee, and works to implement sustainable practices within her community. Beyond environmental activism, Sofia is an avid runner, painter, baker, hiker, and tea-drinker.

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GIULIANNA TRAN

Giulianna is a 7th Grade student in Ohio. She finds passion in learning and informing those about environmental concerns. In school, she is part of the service club, where she participates in events to help the community. Giulianna runs her own Etsy shop, along with an instagram page, where she hand makes items to sell. It has always been an interest of hers to learn about the environment, and she enjoys designing content for ECI. She loves that she can learn something new, while doing what she loves, content creating! Outside of school and work, Giulianna is on a competitive dance, and has been doing dance for 10+ years! She loves to camp, hike, and make art!

 

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