Extracurriculars


I have worked with many students, clubs, and teams in extracurricular activities, and have enjoyed the experience tremendously. Three of my best experiences have been with the Earth Task Force, Sierra Club Inner City Outings, and The Mean Green Team.

The Earth Task Force is New Vista High School's environmental club that was officially formed by a small group of students and 3 teachers in 2009. The group of students had been working on sustainability at the school for two years after being inspired by their Community Adventure Program. The group has blossomed, now has dozens of members, and has been awarded over $40,000 in grants to aid in their efforts. 

The Sierra Club Inner City Outings (ICO) is a group that provides disadvantaged youth with wilderness opportunities. I began volunteering with the Los Angeles Chapter when I taught in downtown Los Angeles in 2006 and continue as a volunteer leader today with the Boulder Valley Chapter. Some of my favorite ICO trips have included an invasive species removal project in Yosemite, hiking amongst the giant Sequoias, whitewater rafting the King's River, and backpacking in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.

The Mean Green Team was the environmental club I started with a small group of students at CALS Early College High School in downtown Los Angeles. The club grew in membership from 2006 through 2009 as we tackled projects including the implementation of a recycling program at school, clean ups of the Los Angeles River, and the adoption of local beaches.