Meet the Greenpeace Semester team!
Mary Sweeters (Director) first spoke out for the environment at the age of eight, when she wrote a letter to President George H.W. Bush asking him to help stop whaling. She has been organizing professionally since 2004. Mary trained and mobilized students on college campuses in California to work on social and environmental issues for a few years and directed door-to-door environmental canvass offices. She started organizing in the Midwest with Greenpeace in 2007 and moved into her current role in 2010. She is based in San Francisco, where she loves to ride her bike, hike, volunteer, and play ultimate frisbee.
Justin D’Angona (Program Coordinator) came to work for Greenpeace in 2009 with Greenpeace's fundraising program, recruiting over 1,000 new members to support Greenpeace. During that time, he worked as a campaign coordinator, organizing volunteers in Orange County before directing the Greenpeace fundraising office in Los Angeles, leading the nation in member recruitment. In his free time, he likes to rollerblade, read, ride his bike, and listen to music, and has filmed for 13 internationally released skate DVD's.
Myriam Fallon (Program Coordinator) Photo and bio coming soon!
Eli Pushkarewicz (Recruitment Coordinator) Eli comes to Greenpeace from five years of managing disaster service and international service programs with the American Red Cross. He has a graduate degree in Conflict Transformation from the School for International Training, and possesses field experience in post- genocide restorative justice and development fields internationally. Over the last decade and a half he has organized with a multitude of social justice campaigns including: LGBTQ equality, anti-nuclear, NAFTA, IMF, anti-war, clean water, and universal healthcare campaigns. He is excited to be joining the Semester team, helping to recruit the next generation of young activists. (Photo coming soon!)