Mountians and Lake

Gen Z Advisory Council

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Cato Chang

Cato is a homeschooled high school senior from New York City. He’s active in Model Congress, speech and debate. He interned for Humanity Forward as a policy researcher on Universal Basic Income programs. Cato represented the State of New York at the 2021 Boys Nation Senate in Washington, D.C. He teaches water safety to high school students, is an avid photographer and will likely study philosophy, politics and government in college.

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Ellie Cornish

Ellie Cornish is a Junior at Bozeman High School, who is extremely passionate about creating positive change. As an organizer of a Fridays for Future climate walkout at her school, and a member of a club working to get solar panels for her school, Ellie seeks climate policy solutions. Ellie has served on the Bozeman City council's taskforce to address CEDAW (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women). She was also a Fellow with Forward Montana working on youth civic engagement during the 2020 election cycle. Ellie is varsity member of the Bozeman High School Speech and Debate team and a member of their leadership committee.

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Maggie Dees

Maggie Dees is a freshman at Virginia Tech majoring in environmental science. From Salisbury, NC, Maggie has always had a passion for the environment. Her service superpower is the adventurer, and favorite #onegreenthing is getting outdoors to appreciate the nature around her. She has loved her work with OneGreenThing and looks forward to being a part of a movement to create awareness of how daily habits along with policy change can help improve eco anxiety and combat climate change.

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Cady Diamond

Cady is a high school junior at Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Montana. They're a founding member and social media manager of Period Bozeman, which supports menstrual equity, a Drama Club member, stage crew veteran, and a camp counselor at Camp Equinox. Cady serves as the Vice President of Bozeman High's Montana Youth Action. They've interned at the nonprofit Eat REAL. They're inspired by social justice and want to know what Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers are doing to create intergenerational equity on climate action. They plan on studying public policy, communications, or sociology in college. 

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Eliana Finberg

Eliana Finberg is a junior at Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland. In her free time she loves to read (young adult books especially) and play with her dog, Pino. She's on the school newspaper, and swim and tap dance as part of a pre-professional company. She is currently taking an environmental science class, which has made her become more passionate about the climate crisis. 

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Cam Fowler

Cam Fowler is a member of the class of 2023 at Pine Lake Preparatory School, a STEM focused-school in Lake Norman, North Carolina. Cam's passion for environmental causes began in elementary school when he visited the coast of North Carolina and first learned about protections for endangered sea turtles. He has experienced the stress of weather-related disasters and knows the feeling of climate anxiety from these personal experiences. His passion is for preventing climate anxiety in kids in the future, something he has felt for as long as he can remember. Cam's Service Superpower is The Spark, and he plans to put his superpower to work after studying Public Policy Affairs with an emphasis on environmental sustainability - the college or university is TBD until spring of '23. 

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Evie Grace Fowler

Evie Grace Fowler is an 18-year-old Memphis, Tennessee native. She graduated last May from St. Mary’s Episcopal School, her school of 15 years, where she was very active in musical theatre, journalism, and global studies. In addition to these interests, Evie Grace is a singer/songwriter. She was an attendee of the Recording Academy’s GRAMMYCamp LA for three years and has written and released her own music, as well as music for other artists. Evie Grace is now a student at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business as a songwriting major. She looks forward to using her music to have a positive influence on the world. 

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Sara Kent Trollinger

Sara Kent Trollinger is studying environmental science and journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sara Kent has always been passionate about the environment and has worked as an intern for both Yellowstone Forever in Bozeman, Montana and the UNC Institute for the Environment Cleantech Corner in Chapel Hill. She is also passionate about sustainable farming and enjoys dedicating her time to working on local farms. In the future, Sara Kent hopes to inspire others through photography, videography, and other digital elements. She is beyond honored and excited to work with One Green Thing on the Gen Z Advisory Board. 

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Raven West

Raven West, 16,  is a junior at Bozeman High School in Montana. They are a passionate public speaker, and competed at the National Speech and Debate Tournament with an original oratory centered on mental health. They spent a year as a “Kid Reporter” for TIME magazine’s student edition Time for KIDS, and also served on Governor Steve Bullock’s Youth Leadership Council to fight childhood hunger. In their free time, they perform and teach aerial dance, as well as give swim lessons to kids with special needs. They plan to pursue a career in medicine or psychology -- their goal is to leave this world better than they found it.