Education Program Coordinator - AmeriCorp VISTA
Christopher is a Winston-Salem/Clemmons native and recent graduate of Stony Brook’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences having received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies. Christopher has previous experience in healthcare and public welfare programs. He will use his combination of experience and higher education to uplift and strengthen his home community through environmental education, health, advocacy, and justice. In his free time Chris trains to compete in Olympic weightlifting and enjoys mountain-biking, road-cycling, and hiking.
Jessica Mendez Rowe
Community and Youth Program Organizer
Fall 2022 Interns
Community Engagement Intern
Crystal is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, majoring in Environment and Sustainability Studies. Her main passions in environmental studies are local and global environmental policy, sustainable food systems, and ocean conservation. Once she graduates, she plans to pursue a Masters degree in Environmental Studies. In her free time, Crystal enjoys reading fantasy books, crocheting, and watching Jeopardy with her grandparents!
Outreach & Education Intern
Currently a sophomore at Wake Forest University, Maddy is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She plans to use her passion about environmental advocacy and justice to educate the community while promoting the work of PEA. Maddy is from Wilton, Conn.
Fundraising & Events Intern
Melissa is pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she also received her Bachelor's in Political Science and Women & Gender Studies. Melissa has worked for local and state government, including NC State Parks. She is passionate about environmental justice and making joyful, resilient communities. In her leisure time, Melissa enjoys reading thrillers, gardening, and playing with her two cats: Jynx and Cooper.