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Stephen Taglieri

STEPHEN TAGLIERI

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Stephen Taglieri was a delegate at the WYSE 2017 Conference and has since pursued an education at George Mason University.  Going into his Sophomore year, Stephen is majoring in Biology with a Concentration in Conservation and Ecological Biology as a well as minoring in Journalism.  On top of this, he also co-hosts a podcast about theoretical science, has written a book, and is a student ambassador to Japan, France, and England.  He hopes to, later on, work with animals and help with species’ conservation.

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Charlotte Joannidis

CHARLOTTE JOANNIDIS

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Charlotte Joannidis is a rising sophomore at George Mason University. She is from northern New Jersey. She is majoring in Environmental Science and is very interested in wastewater and water pollution. At GMU, she is in the Honors College and is a Mason Ambassador. Charlotte attended WYSE as a delegate in 2017 and is very excited to be a Junior Faculty Advisor for the first time this year!

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Tessa Bennett

TESS BENNETT

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Tess is a rising sophomore at George Mason University who is currently majoring in Environment and Sustainability Studies with a minor in Visual Art. As a freshman Tess was involved with the Sustainability LLC on campus where she spent a lot of time volunteering with the Office of Sustainability working in the Potomac Heights Vegetable Garden and the President’s Park Hydroponic Greenhouse. Off campus, Tess found her happy place at Merrifield Garden Center where she helps the community learn about everything from flowers to vegetables. When she’s not working on sustainability related projects you can find Tess lounging in a coffee shop reading the latest New York Times best seller.
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Megan Wilson

MEGAN WILSON

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Megan is a sophomore at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry majoring in Environmental Biology. Her goal is to attend graduate school and work with the giant sequoia trees in California. Megan attended WYSE in 2017 and it really helped her decide that she wanted to help preserve our environment. During her free time she enjoys hiking, camping, running, and drinking coffee. Megan is really looking forward to meeting the delegates, and she cant wait for WYSE 2019!

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Abigail Swick

ABIGAIL SWICK

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Abigail is an undergraduate student at Elgin Community College working toward gaining an Associates in Arts, and later planning on transferring to a four year university to earn a Bachelor’s in Psychology.
Abigail plans to use her degree to become a city police officer. In her free time she enjoys boxing, outdoor recreation and film.

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Jazmin Golden

JAZMIN GOLDEN

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Jazmin Golden was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is a senior at George Mason University majoring in Environmental Science, B.S. with a minor in Public Policy and Management. She plans to use her education and research to pursue a career in Environmental Policy. Jazmin is a member of the Mason Ambassadors, a student in the Honors College, and an athlete on George Mason’s NCAA D1 Track and Field team as a 400-meter hurdler. She attended WYSE in 2014, and it enhanced her desire to learn more about the surrounding environment ever since. Jazmin believes that with the proper education and public awareness, we can have a positive impact on our environment and make it sustainable for years to come.

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Lillian Herring

LILLIAN HERRING

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Lillian Herring is a junior at George Mason University pursuing a major in Environmental Studies and Sustainability with a concentration in Conservation, as well as a minor in Biology. Her future career plans include becoming an Ethologist to study animal behavior. Lillian is a member of Alpha Kappa Chi, a co-educational professional environmental fraternity, and a Washington Scholars Program Intern at George Mason. She attended the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment in 2016 as a delegate and again in 2018 as a Junior Faculty Advisor. This will be her third year with the program, and she looks forward to WYSE 2019!

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Kwame Boakye

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Kwame Boakye is a student at the University of Houston. He majors in Biotechnology and plans to pursue an MD degree after graduation. He takes pride in volunteering and helping out the community he lives in and as result he is a member of numerous organizations including MEDLIFE, UNICEF, NSCS and CSO all at the University of Houston. He possess leadership skills through his frequent works the CEC’s and their programs with children with disabilities. His interest in the environment derives from his upbringing in Ghana. A sports enthusiast, Kwame supports his favorite sports team wherever he goes. He is a proud alumnus of WYSE and hopes to share his past experiences with this year’s WYSE participants.

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Tori McManus

Junior Faculty Advisor

Tori McManus is a junior at McNeese State University in Louisiana majoring in Agricultural Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She has been a part of various extracurricular activities throughout her college career including Future Farmers of America, Pre-Veterinary Society and Phi Mu Fraternity. She is a WYSE 2014 Alum as well as a WYSE 2015 Intern Alum. After taking off from WYSE time to spend with her family and friends during the summer, Tori is ecstatic to be traveling back to George Mason University this summer to attain another life changing experience and leave a lasting impact on the students as their Junior Faculty Advisor for WYSE 2018.

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Donnelle Bodnarchuk

DONNELLE BODNARCHUK

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Donnelle Bodnarchuk is a rising junior at George Mason University majoring in History. Her goal is to pursue a career in the State Department working on international environmental policy and public outreach. Donnelle attended WYSE in 2016 and it was the best time of her high school career. In 2018 she returned to WYSE as a JFA for the Navy group and found the experience to be extraordinarily rewarding and amazing! She hopes to make this year’s WYSE as enjoyable and amazing as hers was and looks forward to meeting this year’s delegates!