Samjulien Carlisle graduated from Calvin Coolidge HS in Washington DC. He is currently a junior psychology major at Alabama A&M University. He has a lifelong passion for soccer and played for the Alabama A&M soccer team during the 2009-2011 seasons. Being a former soccer captain, he understands the importance of teamwork, hard work and dedication. Samjulien is new to the environmental movement and excited about his new journey.
AAMU Ambassadors Nara McCray and Samjulien Carlisle launched a campaign to expose members of their student body to the problems caused by water scarcity. Their efforts were recognized at the Clinton Global Initiative University. Watch the video here.
Asti Davis is sophomore biology major at Dillard University. Recently, she has become very concern with saving and preserving the planet. As a Green For All College Ambassador, she plans to inform her fellow classmates on they can ensure that Dillard becomes a more eco-friendly campus. She is very proud of the energy efficient buildings on her campus, but she feels her school needs to enforce recycling by providing incentives to encourage students to separate their paper and plastic from her trash.
Ryan Lawrence is a junior chemistry major at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), located in Elizabeth City, NC. He is a researcher at the Center of Excellence for Remote Sensing Education and Research, where his focuses include water quality and glaciology. His memberships include: the American Geophysics Union, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society, ECSU’s Green Council (Co-Founder and Vice President), and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., by way of the Beta Zeta Chapter where he serves as Vice President.
ECSU College Ambassadors Courtney Strickland and Ryan Lawrence hosted a campus wide event called “Green The Block” which joins on-campus organizations with off-campus organizations to address environmental issues affecting their community.
Miranda J. Garcia is a rising sophomore at Claflin University majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She was born in San Diego, California and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Her family currently resides in Newnan, Georgia. She has aspirations of attending medical school and becoming a Pulmonologist, a medical doctor that specializes in diseases of the respiratory tract and asthma. Her ultimate goal is to have an active private practice before the age of 30.
Courtney Strickland is a junior marine biology major with a minor in Chemistry at Elizabeth City State University. She is also the founder and president of ECSU’s Green Council and Director of Sustainability for CRC. She hopes to reach those that aren’t fully aware of their potential. Going green just isn’t a saying for her it’s a life style and she plan to keep it that way! Through her dedication and motivation she hopes to reach others.
Africa Norris is a senior at Elizabeth City State University, majoring in Geology. On her campus, she is very active in several organizations including the Community Relations Committee, Global Leadership Academy, the International Club, and she also serves as the dance captain of Allure Auxiliary Squad for the Sound of Class Band. This year she’s embarking on something new, by serving as Elizabeth City State University’s College Ambassador for Green For All. She is thrilled and excited to share her new and innovative ideas with Green For All with the ultimate goal to make others aware of the importance of sustainability and how to live a “green” lifestyle. Issues regarding sustainability are dear to her because they affect the function of our economy’s growth. Overall new sustainability practices – such as finding new ways to use less water – offer real solutions to help save our planet Earth. Ms. Norris urges her community to investigate what it means to be “green” and adopt sustainability practices in their everyday lives. Ms. Norris hails from Washington D.C. and is currently a resident of Norfolk, Virginia.
Darius A. Stanton II is a 19 year old male from Bowie, Maryland who is currently a sophomore at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina. At Claflin University, Darius is studying environmental science. In the future he plans to become an environmental lawyer, which will lead him into his career as an international activist.
Claflin Ambassadors Miranda Garcia and Darius Stanton worked to conduct a light audit on one of Claflin’s buildings and worked to ensure that students were deeply engaged in Claflin University’s efforts to become more sustainable.
Brianna was a true pioneer in the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Green Movement. She influenced countless lives through her work, organizing workshops and recycling competitions, and speaking to groups of people around the country about sustainability. Brianna lived by the motto “Green Is the New Black.” She held a strong belief that we should all make healthier choices to sustain ourselves, our communities, and the planet that sustains all of us.
Brianna was a San Francisco native finishing her senior year at Clark Atlanta University where she studied Fine Arts with a concentration in General Studio.
Tragically, on Dec. 27, 2012, Brianna was killed in a car accident in Oakland.
Michaela Miller is a native of Antioch, California. She is a sophomore nursing major at Dillard University. Currently, she serves as the treasurer for Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority. Michaela is a recent transplant to the New Orleans community however she is not naive to the joys of its culture and the disparities that are associated with the territory. She recently volunteered with a group of students from Tulane University on a research project to help rebuild different sections of Louisiana’s coast.
Dillard Ambassadors Asti Davis and Michaela Miller launched an urban agriculture campaign designed to educate students on the benefits of healthy eating and the importance of supporting local farmers.
Vicky Valera is a rising senior at Clark Atlanta University, where she is a Dean’s List scholar. Ms. Valera holds many active leadership positions on campus. She is the chapter president of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority incorporated, as well as the public relations chair of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Spanish Club president, member of the NAACP, and soccer team co-captain. She plans to attend law school upon graduation in the Spring of 2013. Her goal is to open her own law firm in the United States and later open a law firm in her home town of San Cristobal, Palenque, Dominican Republic.