ALICE BEITTEL

Junior, University of California, Davis

Passionate about environmental justice, responsibility, and science, Alice cultivates her enthusiasm at the University of California, Davis as Environmental Science and Management major with a focus in Ecology, Conservation, and Biodiversity and double minor in Geographic Information Systems and Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. When she is not covered in mud from harvesting veggies at the UCD Student Farm, you can find Alice organizing student voices for UC Fossil Fuel Divestment; drafting environmental policy and teaching on environmental sustainability as Chair with the UC Davis student government (ASUCD) Environmental Policy and Planning Commission; analyzing water samples for the UC Davis Arboretum waterway restoration project; or geeking out about one of her ecology classes. Alice’s academic passion lies in the intersection of behavioral ecology and conservation science. Her love for the environment and water also takes Alice onto the Sacramento River each morning where she is the head varsity coxswain for the UCD Women’s Rowing Team. As a PGC 2013 finalist and previous Turning Green Student Advisory Board member and intern, Alice looks forward to learning from PGC 2017’s change-makers-of-today. The world needs more passionate people doing what they love with conviction and determination!

ERIN CADY

Drake University, Des Moines, IA

Erin is a junior at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign studying Natural Resources and Environmental Science with a concentration in Human Dimensions of the Environment. Erin was a 2016 Project Green Challenge Finalist, which she credits for sparking her voice and passion for environmental activism. Erin has worked with human rights issues since she was in high school, and has experience leading fellow teens to be affective and inspired leaders. Erin hopes to use her education to work in the non-profit sector and to be a grassroots organizer for environmental education and activism. When Erin isn’t working on environmental issues, she’s probably off spending most of her money on Fair Trade Chocolate, fall candles, and tacos!

HANNAH WATTS

PGC 2016 Finalist/President Student Advisory Board, Junior, University of Florida

Hannah is a third year student studying Accounting at the University of Florida. After graduation, Hannah hopes to work for a company that holds a strong passion for sustainability and gives back to our planet and its people. She was a Project Green Challenge 2016 Finalist and is the President of Turning Green’s Student Advisory Board. She credits her passion for sustainability to Project Green Challenge, and loves working with Turning Green because she believes strongly in their mission to help save our environment through students. Some of her favorite things include dogs, yoga, and fair trade coffee.