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Category: Alumni

Uncovering our Inner Agility: EarthCorps’ Alumni Leadership Workshop

On August 5th, EarthCorps held its first ever virtual leadership development workshop for alumni. The 1.5 hour Zoom session focused on agility and adaptability in the workplace. The EarthCorps leadership development workshop allowed participants from around the globe to uncover their strengths as leaders in an ever-changing and complex world. Our facilitator, Kim, guided the... Keep Reading

Finding a Likeminded Community

Mila Strashimirova was an EarthCorps member in 2007. She is currently based in Bulgaria as the coordinator for the CISCO Green Team at Concentrix. I was just out of university when I discovered EarthCorps. I had been volunteering in various environmental projects with Bulgarian NGOs and was included in a mailing list for sustainability news... Keep Reading

A Journey of Self-Discovery

Olga Mikhaleva was an EarthCorps member in 2008.  Her home organization was and still is Great Baikal Trail.  She started as a seasonal field leader for GBT leading summer expeditions for many years, now she is the Environmental Education Program Coordinator.  Over the years, she has been developing her expertise in environmental education including a... Keep Reading

Global changemakers reunited at EarthCorps

EarthCorps impacts the lands and waters of Puget Sound, but it is the impact on the person – how they see themselves, and how they choose to make a difference in our world – that makes EarthCorps unique.  This week, we were honored to host the first-ever EarthCorps International Alumni Summit, funded by the Trust for Mutual Understanding whose mission is... Keep Reading

Building Humanity Through Volunteerism

Everyone smiles in the same language Bringing people from different walks of life together to care for our earth is a longtime dream of mine. And I got to realize it this past fall when EarthCorps supported me in hosting the first ever Arabic language volunteer event in West Seattle. People from Yemen, Egypt, Palestine,... Keep Reading

Alum Highlight – Lindsey Falkenburg

Lindsey Falkenburg EarthCorps Crew Leader 2014 Project/Program Manager EarthCorps How did you arrive at EarthCorps and what has EarthCorps given you? I went to college in Salem, Oregon and studied anthropology and biology. I graduated fairly directionless, as I think a lot of college students do, because I studied something that I enjoyed but didn’t... Keep Reading

Alum Highlight – Lylianna Allala

“In taking responsibility for our own lives and work, in unmasking the connections of our labor and nature, we may find a way to break the borders that imprison nature as much as ourselves. Work, then, is where we should begin.” -Richard White Lylianna Allala Corps Member 2006 Crew Leader 2007 Outreach Coordinator for Congresswoman... Keep Reading

Alum Highlight – Nicole Marcotte

Nicole Marcotte Corps Member 2014 Stewardship Coordinator for Forterra   First, describe your path from where you grew up to when you were at EarthCorps to where you are now. I was lucky to grow up in the forest of a very small town in Massachusetts. I was always very connected to the outdoors and spent... Keep Reading

Alum Highlight – Brittany Le

Corps Member 2014 Volunteer Specialist 2015 Youth Programs Manager for the Washington Trails Association How did you arrive at EarthCorps? I never would have described myself as outdoorsy or athletic prior to arriving at EarthCorps. My family didn’t go camping or hiking. We never had much money so I never went skiing or snowboarding. Despite... Keep Reading

Walk the Talk

The Talk Ten years ago, a 14-year-old me sat in a classroom in The Philippines and listened to my teacher discuss pressing environmental issues. She spoke with hope and enumerated ways to alleviate the problems. These solutions still trigger my adrenalin every time I hear them discussed, leading me to have a passion of creating a... Keep Reading