Environmental Science Camp 6.9.21 – 6.11.21
Watch this short video to enjoy the highlights of the Career Girls 2021 Environmental Science Camp.
Girls attending the 3 day Career Girls Environmental Science Camp learned about climate change, the ocean and resilient coasts, and environmental justice from women experts thriving in those fields. They learned how to be an advocate and worked in teams to design solutions to help protect our earth.
Thank you to Dolby and all of our individual donors and volunteers who made this a free event for all girls who attended.
“My favorite part was when I heard the other kids’ ideas in the breakout sessions. I thought to myself how amazing the future will be if all of us take action in helping the environment.”
“I didn’t know that oysters play such a huge role in the environment. I found it really cool learning how they can filter about a bathtub of water a day and learning that the coral structures that they build can help stop environmental issues from happening down below the water.”
“I want to be a part of a group that helps clean our environment.”
“I think my favorite part was learning about the ocean and how it is affecting the environment.”
“I really liked learning all about Climate Change. I also liked learning about different ways I could advocate for something I really care about. “
Noelle is a Fisheries Biology Researcher at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) in La Jolla, California, and is the NOAA lead of the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) program. Noelle manages teams to conduct the quarterly CalCOFI cruises to monitor marine species and the effects of climate variability in the California Current Ecosystem with a primary focus on coastal pelagic species such as sardine, anchovies, and mackerels. Her research focuses on larval fish dynamics, particularly with respect to habitat use, the effects of environmental variability, and anthropogenic stressors.
Valeree Catangay (she/her) is a Sustainability Specialist at Dolby Laboratories and environmental justice advocate. She supports Dolby’s Sustainability Initiative, focusing on employee engagement, sustainability reporting, and carbon emissions reduction projects. Valeree graduated from UCLA in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and painting and walking her dog, Koda.
Amanda Alvarado is Workplace Services & Sustainability Coordinator at Dolby Laboratories Inc. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies at Sonoma State University.
Aniya Butler is a 15 year old spoken word poet, published author, and youth organizer with Youth Vs Apocalypse. Within YVA, she is the Hip Hop & Climate Justice Initiative Coordinator, where she leads the Hip Hop & Climate Justice Team, writing workshops, and organizes community events that mobilizes youth to learn creative writing skills and use their creative writing skills to target power holders and demand action.
Rachel is a postdoctoral researcher in the Gilbert Lab at UCSD. She studies how oysters and the microbes that live in them (their microbiomes) respond to environmental stress and pollution.
Alice is Legislative Advocacy Director for Green Foothills, a nonprofit environmental organization working to protect open space, farmland and natural resources. Alice leads Green Foothills’ campaigns on Coyote Valley, Juristac and the Cargill salt ponds. She is a graduate of University of Chicago and University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Ella is a PhD student in Scripps’ Acoustic Ecology. She’s currently working with NOAA’s Sanctuary Soundscape project, investigating fish chorus in West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries.
Tricia is a PhD candidate studying marine chemistry. She studies how we can use deep ocean sediment to better understand the relationship between the ocean and climate change.
Kaitlyn Meyer is Campus Community Garden Coordinator at San Jose State University. She is a committed environmental and social justice advocate. Kaitlyn also loves yoga and has completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies/Environmental Studies from Truman State University.
Stella Nyambura Mbau is the founder and CEO of LOABOWA kind, an initiative that forms coalitions between climate activists and organizations across Africa. She holds a PhD in technology and specializes in climate resilience. She is a member of Polluters Out, a global youth coalition demanding the exclusion of fossil fuel companies from COP negotiations.
Daisy Prado is an intersectional community advocate and feminist leader championing women of color in San Francisco. She is the Public Affairs Officer for Planned Parenthood Northern California, serving as a key government relations liaison between elected officials and San Francisco’s diverse communities, while also advancing access to reproductive and sexual health resources. As a passionate advocate for community change and equity, Daisy has worked at multiple grassroots organizations at the intersection of social and environmental justice, served as a volunteer board member at the ACLU San Francisco Chapter working to protect civil liberties, and holds the role as Community Engagement Officer at the Latinx Young Democrats creating a space for civic engagement through a cultural lens.
Hannah Testa is a sustainability advocate, international speaker, author, TEDx speaker, politico, and founder of Hannah4Change, a non-profit dedicated to fighting issues that impact the planet. Hannah has received numerous honors and awards, including People Magazine’s “10 Girls Changing the World” and Teen Earth Day Hero by CNN.
Ashley Song is a Master’s student at Stanford University, pursuing a degree in Earth Systems with a focus on Environmental Communication. She is passionate about climate justice, human rights, sustainability, and communication.She has extensive experience in advocacy and campaign work and teaching & facilitation. Cultivating critical hope — seeing social justice issues through the lens of justice and reenvisioning better futures — is what guides her work.
Alanna Sumner is Director, Global Security & Safety Operations at Dolby Laboratories Inc. She is passionate about helping companies create a safe and healthy work environment that enables employees to perform optimally. She enjoys developing, implementing and managing health and safety programs. Alanna received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at San Jose State University.
Mireille Vargas is a Science Intern at Ceres Imaging. She is interested in the intersection of social justice, policy, and scientific research to find solutions to today’s environmental problems using tools such as GIS, remote sensing, and programming skills. Mireille received her Master of Science in Earth Systems: Spatial Analytics from Stanford University.
Olivia is a student at University of Redlands and is passionate about community engagement in stewardship. Having acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Redlands, she has detailed background information regarding the inter-workings of the global ecosystem.