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Alexi Martinez

ALEXI MARTINEZ

Alexi Martinez is a 2021 WYSE Alumni and High School Junior at George C. Marshall in Falls Church, Virginia.  At Marshall, Alexi is a member of the National Honors Society and the Varsity Softball team. Since attending WYSE Alexi has found a passion for conservation and plans to go into Environmental Engineering. In WYSE 2022 Alexi hopes to help bridge new connections for the WYSE class of 2022. In her free time she enjoys playing softball, visiting family in Colorado, and driving to the beach.

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Intern Youth Advisory Board

Lauren Novorska

LAUREN NOVORSKA

Lauren Novorska is going to be studying Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami in the fall.  Lauren attended the 2021 WYSE Conference and absolutely loved the experience! She is passionate about human-wildlife conflict, climate change, and educating students about ecological issues. She volunteers as a Mentor Volunteer for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and completed her Girl Scout Gold Award on “Advocacy for Animals.” Lauren leads a service organization called Lend a Paw at her school to help get students involved in animal welfare issues and community service, and is a part of the CARE club. She also serves as a member of the Conservation Nation and WYSE Youth Advisory Boards. Lauren hopes to be a part of everglades and Florida ecosystem conservation projects and work on educating people about conservation and how they can take action to help save our species. In the future, she would like to pursue environmental law and policy!

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Intern Youth Advisory Board

Aaron Morton

AARON MORTON

Aaron Morton is a senior at Atkins High School in Winston-Salem, NC.  He is a member of his school’s Varsity Science Olympiad team and is a member of Conservation Nation’s Youth Advisory Board. He is passionate about birds and the environment and will be studying Conservation Biology at George Mason next year as a part of the honors college. He hopes every delegate can nurture their love for the environment at WYSE, and can’t wait for them to have the time of their lives.

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William Pickard

WILLIAM PICKARD

William Pickard is a rising senior at Pamlico County High School, where he serves as a Chief in the NJROTC, runs track and serves as Captain of the Drone Team.  When William is not at school or at his part-time job, he enjoys sailing, playing basketball, reading, running or spending time with friends and family. William participated in WYSE during the summer of 2021 and is thrilled to be returning this summer as an Intern. He lives on the coast of North Carolina in Oriental, along the Inner Banks.

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Haley Paul

Conference Intern

Haley is currently a Junior at Hurricane High School in Hurricane, West Virginia. At HHS, Haley is a member of several clubs, the most relevant of which being her school’s Environmental Club, where she serves as the Historian. Haley is also involved in her school’s marching band and show choir, where she performs as an instrumentalist. In her free time, Haley is an avid reader and stays very involved in her community. Haley attended WYSE in 2018 as a delegate and was able to discover her passion for Environmental Science through the immersive and inspiring experience provided by the seminar.

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Intern Junior Faculty Advisor Youth Advisory Board

Tai’Juon Walls

Conference Intern

Tai’Juon Walls is currently a Junior attending Viera High School in Viera, Florida. Besides his studies, he enjoys playing video games and outdoor photography. WYSE 2018 was an absolutely amazing experience for him in which he will never forget. While currently he is dabbling in the art of online streaming, after high school, he plans to attend medical school to become a cardiovascular surgeon.

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Intern Youth Advisory Board

Rebecca King

Conference Intern

Rebecca King is a Florida resident and has been a member of 4H for six years, growing her love for science and animals. She attended WYSE in 2018 and has used the knowledge she gained to be a better person. Rebecca is now an intern for her United States Representative’s office, helping to better her community. Furthermore, she is prepping to learn more about what she can do to help our planet by pursuing conservation biology in college.

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Intern Junior Faculty Advisor Youth Advisory Board

McKenzie Moore

Conference Intern

McKenzie Moore is a senior at Douglas High School in Douglas, Wyoming. She is very excited to be a part of the youth advisory board and make this incredible experience just as amazing, if not more, for the 2019 WYSE group! In her small school, she is involved in band as section leader of the flutes, in cheerleading as team captain, in academic challenge, and in FBLA. As part of her activities when possible, McKenzie has volunteered for many different programs and events. In college she hopes to pursue a major that focuses on the environment and making a change.

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Intern Youth Advisory Board

Austin Carroll

Conference Intern

Austin Carroll is a senior at Drumright High School in Drumright, Oklahoma. He was a member of the green group this past summer and has always been a “tree hugger” according to his family. For the past eight years, he has been a licensed Oklahoma wildlife breeder and rehabilitator specializing in waterfowl, in particular Aix sponsa or more commonly known as the North American Wood duck. WYSE reignited his passion for the environment and he hopes to be attending George Mason in the fall of 2018 to pursue a degree in environmental science.

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Intern Youth Advisory Board

Taylor Rutter

Conference Intern

Taylor Rutter is a Junior at White Oak High School in Jacksonville, North Carolina. She is a member of many organizations, including Music Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Interact, Photography Club, and FCA. She is also the Vice President of Green Team, which is an environmental awareness organization and one of the largest student led groups on campus. During her free time, Taylor enjoys playing the french horn, reading, writing, and spending as much time as possible riding horses and being at the barn. WYSE helped Taylor find the path she wants to take after high school, which is going to college to study in environmental science and education.