Mashaba Rashid is a Fairfax County High School Graduate and current Virginia Common Wealth University Student. She is very passionate about the issue of climate change. She believes that everyone should be aware of this issue, especially the younger generation of students. She likes to play the piano, volunteer at a local hospital, and be around her friends. She plans to become a doctor when she grows up, but for now, she wants to get elementary students excited about the issue of climate change.
Talia Schmitt is a Fairfax County High School and William & Mary graduate. She is passionate about exploring different mediums of environmental communication including environmental in-school initiatives, outdoor education, filmmaking and journalism. She has worked for several environmental organizations including the DC Environmental Film Festival, Environment California and NatureBridge. She is excited to learn about environmental solutions by travelling and by listening to the creative ideas of students.