Kierra Paige hails from Baltimore, MD. She is currently a senior at Delaware State University studying elementary special education and also serves as the Vice President of DSU Recycling Initiative. Kierra is passionate about facilitating activities that promote recycling and campus sustainability. She feels it is imperative to increase the eco-consciousness among the DSU student body, so they could realize the infinite potential they possess to change the world.
DSU Ambassadors Chanel Paul and Kierra Paige participated in the Benchmark Division of Recycle Mania to increase students’ participation in the DSU Recycling Initiative.
Falon is the president of the Howard University Environmental Society, a university wide organization dedicated to increasing environmental consciousness. In addition to helping organizing student engagement in events, Falon has worked with various administrators and faculty to help demonstrate the need for an office dedicated specifically to sustainability on her campus. By working within various student government organizations and community group, Falon hopes to demonstrate the importance of environmental justice to her peers and these concepts as a means of empowering people of color to become part of the environmental movement. This fall, Falon will be working within elementary schools to help start recycling and sustainability programs and thus broaden the meaning of being green.
Brittany Stallworth is a native of Detroit, Michigan. Currently, She is a junior biology major at Howard University. She has been active in her community since the tender age of 14. In the past, Brittany worked at LA SED and helped to develop a mentoring program for young Hispanic women in Southwest Detroit. She also served as the lead volunteer at Hope Academy of Detroit Science and Math Mentoring Program during high school where she assisted students with Mathematics and Science.
Howard College Ambassadors Brittany Stallworth and Falon Shackelford hosted a successful event called “Green Is The New Black.” The event featured over 35 businesses and non-profit organizations looking for the next generation of leaders in the green sector. Students and community members alike took the opportunity to engage with businesses and get information on job openings and internship opportunities in a range of areas.
Lauren Summers is a twenty years old ambitious, adventurous, African American young woman. Her hometown is Saint Louis, Missouri. She is the daughter of Donna Haynes the middle child out of three children. Currently, Lauren is a junior Entrepreneurship major at Jackson State University. Lauren is associated with the following groups: Revolution on Campus, SIFE, Missouri Club, Stars and Strips Leadership academy. She is also a member of the Honor Society Chi Alpha Epsilon. Ms. Summers loves to sing, listen to music, cook, go to community services projects, plan events, shop, sew, and design clothes.
JSU College Ambassador Lauren Summers worked with her mentor, former GFA College Ambassador Alicia Crudup, to coordinate the 2nd Annual JSU Environmental Week.
Tim Fizer is a small town country man from Jackson, MS, who took a vested interest in the energy crisis since his years in high school. He stumbled upon the green movement while studying environmental biology. Fizer owns a small business that specializes in HVAC cleaning and energy efficiency auditing. He also has been involved with civil rights and social justice issues through the NAACP, in which he helped protest and petitioned the governor to free the Scott sisters.
Starlyn Robinson, a current senior attending North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, is majoring in Earth and Environmental Science as well as Political Science. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Starlyn has been involved with the environmental sciences since high school; working in a soil science lab with professor C. Raczkowski of her future home institution, the National Wildlife Federation, and co-founding E.C.O. Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Currently the Assistant Director of Ignite Greensboro, an EPA GRO fellow, Senior Class Treasurer, and a spring 2011 initiate into the Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated; Starlyn still incorporates her passion for the environment into all of her extracurricular activities. She maintains her infectious interest in all things environmental, and has a strong desire to effect policy.
NC A&T Ambassadors Jamin Tunstall and Starlyn Robinson created the FAT Foods survey, which was designed to gauge student perceptions of the health of food on campus and near campus, and to assess their knowledge of the relationship between diet and disease in the African American community.
Jamin Tunstall is a senior architectural engineering major at North Carolina A&T State University. He is involved in several different organizations on campus. He is a member of the Piedmont Triad Sustainable Communities Planning Project, which targets low income, minorities, grass roots and immigrants within the triad region of North Carolina in order to provide sustainable living for those communities. Upon his graduation, he plans to work for a major company and attend graduate school shorty after. In the future he plans to design energy efficient housing for the homeless.
Danielle Bailey was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Stone Mountain. She is a senior majoring in Biology at Savannah State University. Her interest in the environment was stemmed from her love and faith in God. As a child, she was always taught about creation care, but she did not realize how much she cared about the environment until her college years. She has participated in every campus beautification project and traveled with the Student Conservation Association. Bailey is committed to changing the mindset of her peers and establishing a long lasting relationship with Savannah State University and the Savannah/Chatham community.
Billy Rivera is a junior computer science major at Lane College. He resides in Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, he serves as the President of Lane’s Computer Science Club, which was created to serve as a support system for students studying computer science at Lane College. Rivera is also a former member of R.O.T.C.
Janica Johnson hails from Annapolis, Maryland. Currently, she is a junior at Clark Atlanta University studying Public Relations and Philosophy. Ms. Johnson is a proud member of Sigma Alpha Pi Chapter of The National Leadership and CAU sustainability council. As a Green for All College Ambassador, she hope to provide her community with the information needed to provide them with the basic necessities to live a much longer and healthier life.
CAU Ambassadors Janica Johnson and Brianna Ford helped to develop a culture of recycling by getting their campus to compete in the Recycle Mania challenge— an annual eight-week recycling competition between more than 600 colleges and universities across the United States.