Are a diverse and passionate team of Pitzer Students who are committed to collaborative and conduct interdisciplinary approaches to environmental sustainability, the longevity of Southern California’s natural environment, and the well-being of its people.
Anthony Shing ’24
Anthony (he/him) is a senior studying Environmental Science and minoring in Spanish. He is passionate about people-based science systems that combine technical solutions with community solidarity to develop regenerative frameworks that can serve both people and the environment. Through his work in multiple environmental and social justice organizations on campus, he seeks to create intersectional coalitions that can coalesce to combat climate change apathy and bring people into the broader environmental movement.
Celia Malone ’24
Celia (she/they) is a senior from San Francisco, California. She is currently pursuing a self-designed major in environmental analysis, design, and sociology, and is passionate about the intersection between environmental policy and land-rights issues. Celia is also an avid lover of the outdoors, and one day hopes to hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail!
Tommy Shenoi ’24
Tommy (he/him) is a senior majoring in Environmental Analysis and Food Studies major at Pitzer College. In pursuing his passion for exploring the intersection of food, ecology, and art, he has engaged with community members through butterfly releases, planting workshops, and local food justice initiatives. As a head fellow, Tommy is spearheading the Conservancy’s effort to pair mycology – the study of mushrooms and fungi – with environmental justice and sustainability through innovative projects like myco-remediation, mushroom cultivation, and native fungi species conservation.
Sarah Snyder ’24
Sarah, (she/her) is a senior at Pitzer double-majoring in Environmental Analysis and Organizational Studies. Originally from Brookline, MA, Sarah is interested in how grassroots organizing, and environmental policy can intersect to improve community health in the Inland Empire.
Kristin Gabriel ’24
Kristin (she/her) is a senior pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. Her areas of interest include soil science, the distribution of chemical & heavy metal pollution, and food justice. She is deeply committed to identifying political barriers to environmental organizing and building community capacity for change, and she hopes to pursue a career in environmental law. In her spare time, Kristin can usually be found gardening, dancing, reading, and spending time with her friends and family.
Lilly Preis ’24
Lilly (she/her) is a senior from Chicago majoring in Environmental Analysis on the Environment and Society track. Throughout her time at Pitzer, she has pursued interests in food justice and conservation through work at community gardens and teaching local students about Southern California ecology. She is curious how environmental education can enrich connection to place and land, leading to ecologically sustainable futures. Lilly enjoys playing guitar, road trips, and learning about native plants and fungi while exploring the Midwest and Southern California.
Michaela Jones ’24
Michaela (she/her) is a senior majoring in Environmental Analysis and American Studies. From Maryland, she enjoys swimming, scuba diving, and exploring new trails with her dog Ollie. She is also an avid runner and loves to explore the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains with her Pomona-Pitzer cross country and track teammates. Her concern for environmental issues began while attending elementary school on a farm in Vermont.
Journey Lipscomb ’24
Journey (she/her) is a senior double-majoring in Environmental Analysis and Political Studies. In the environmental field, she’s interested in community climate organizing as a mechanism for building political power. In her free time, you can find Journey out for a run, relaxing at a coffee shop, or doing arts and crafts.
Khylah Pugh ’25
Khylah (she/her) is a junior majoring in science management on the public health track. She enjoys hiking, camping, traveling, and being outside. She is very passionate about making outdoor recreation more accessible to all. Throughout her college career, she has grown interested in environmental justice and the linkages between the physical environment and human health. She values centering community voices in addressing environmental concerns and is excited to work with the community partners of the conservancy!
Danilo Estigarribia Gamarra ’25
Danilo (he/they) is junior and is double majoring in Environmental Analysis and Critical Global Studies. The student is interested in exploring the way in which power dynamics of the “Global North” and “Global South” intersect with and impact the environment on a global scale. Danilo enjoys hiking and backpacking. They are also interested in languages, speaking 4 and enjoying linguistics discussions. Danilo is an international student from Paraguay, and he has been involved in socio-environmental activism in the Latin American region since 2019.
Diego Tamayo ’25
Diego Tamayo (he/him) is a junior at Pitzer College and is majoring in Environmental Analysis specializing in the Sustainable Built Environment track. He has lived in Diamond Bar for most of his life, a place filled with intersections of biodiversity, local government, community building, and land use planning. Witnessing Diamond Bar and the larger Southern California region evolve in the face of climate change has influenced his passions for ecology, city design, transportation, and community placemaking. He enjoys traveling and photography, which conveniently come hand and hand with his solo journeying throughout the Greater LA Area and trips with friends and family.
Natasha Yen ’25
Natasha (she/her) is a junior majoring in Sociology and Environmental Analysis and minoring in Asian American Studies. She is passionate about community-based approaches to racial and environmental justice policies and practices. She wants to address racial inequities in land management practices and is excited to work on the land-use project this year to highlight community engagement efforts in land-use planning projects.
Wyatt Bandy-Page ’25
Wyatt (he/him) is a second-semester junior double majoring in Environmental Analysis and History. From Western Massachusetts, he is passionate about environmental policy, urban design and labor organizing in the Inland Empire. Outside of school, Wyatt avidly enjoys hiking, cooking and gardening.
Jeremy Kim ’26
Jem (any) is sophomore and is an Environmental Analysis major at Pitzer College. Their interest in air quality grew when they realized the environmental injustice surrounding the air back in Seoul, South Korea. In their spare time, they enjoy watching cartoons and playing the harp.
Sofie Ledor ’26
Sofie (she/her), is a sophomore from Berkeley, CA. She is pursuing an Environmental Analysis major under the Sustainability and Built Environment track. She is most passionate about urban design, walkable cities, and community-led planning for city resilience. Sofie enjoys the outdoors as an avid rock climber!