2010 Fellows

Philadelphia, PA - Aaiyda is a Paralegal for a law office in Philadelphia that advocates for employees rights. She believes that people are empowered by their knowledge of the law. She attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and majored in Sociology. While attending college she became involved in Advocacy, Social,...
San Francisco, CA - Aekta Shah currently works with the Wangari Maathai Center (WMC), a partnership between San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley towards goals of Environmental, Educational, and Economic design for equity. With WMC she is currently engaged in research on the achievement gap as well as programming...
Oakland, CA - Ambessa Cantave is a father, musician, activist, educator and dedication to transformational change on the planet. A ten-year veteran of the Bay Area's environmental justice, art activism and non-profit communities Ambessa is the founder of Destined Nation Media which originally produced Grind for the Green. He also sits...
Denver, CO - Rev. Dr. Ambrose F. Carroll serves on the steering committee for Denver’s “Green Jobs Interfaith Coalition” and is the Pastor of Denver’s newly formed, “Renewal Worship Center”.  This Green church is one of the first in the nation to be environmentally friendly from its inception. A product...
Ashara Ekundayo is an Oakland-based cultural worker of the urban landscape and has served as catalyst, curator, educator, and producer for more than 20 years. Through her company BluBlak Media Consulting, she has worked with local and national organizations to build capacity for increased community engagement through the uses of creative...
New Bedford, MA - Ben Gilbarg is the director of 3rd EyE Unlimited, a film/video producer, and a conscious Hip Hop artist from New Bedford, MA. Over the last ten years, he has led a powerful movement of youth empowerment. He has helped change the lives of hundreds of youth,...
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Ben Powless is Mohawk from Six Nations in Ontario, currently living in Ottawa, Canada. He is currently studying Human Rights, Indigenous and Environmental Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. He has been involved with the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition since its inception, helping form the Ottawa...
New York, NY - Brigitte Griswold is the Director of Youth Programs for the Nature Conservancy of New York, where she oversees the Conservancy’s first regional urban youth employment initiative. Since 2003, she has increased program capacity and funding to provide twice as many underserved youth with green jobs in...
Atlanta, GA - Catherynne Lenora-Blanche Whitmore is currently a junior at Clark Atlanta University. She is the president and founder of Wild Flowers, Inc., a women’s empowerment organization chartered on her campus. Catherynne is very active in her community and serves food in the soup kitchen, Jose Feed the Homeless....
Pasadena, CA - Chris Campbell is a lean Entrepreneur/Scrum Master with experience creating and growing new businesses. His industry experience includes ventures in guerilla marketing, mobile technology, digital advertising, bottled water, and the recording industry. His most recent venture, www.caligreen.com is an eco-friendly apparel company located in Santa Barbara, California. Prior...

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