My name is Stacey Henk and I am currently attending the University of Wisconsin-Oskosh. I’m in my junior year going for my degree in Environmental Science and Urban Planning. I enjoy skiing, playing, softball and frolfing. I joined the SCA because of the strong parallel to my major and to experience a new adventure out of Wisconsin, and I hope to continue with conservation work in the future.
My name is Erik Berliner. I am from San Diego, California. I am currently a student at San Diego State University, pursuing a Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering. I’ve joined the SCA to do something about healing planet Earth and all of her inhabitants. I’ve chosen not to sit in apathy and complacency by doing nothing. I enjoy designing rain water harvesting systems and gardening. I’ve always enjoyed the outdoors because of the calming effects of nature and sense of adventure and discovery.
My name is Jennifer Brine. I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Vermont. I grew up in a small town called Sanford, Maine. Traveling and experiencing different cultures is where my true passion lies. I love adventure and am always up for a challenge. As an engineer, my main goal is and always has been to make a practical difference. I believe working for the SCA is the perfect place to start.
Claire Miziolek comes to the Green Cities program from Baltimore, Maryland where she was born and raised. Growing up in Baltimore City, Claire witnessed many serious issues such as poverty, violence, and addiction. This fueled her passion for social justice from a young age. In Baltimore, she volunteered with the Center for Poverty Solutions and the local food bank. In high school, she became more aware of the state of the environment and her passion expanded to include bringing an end to global warming. These passions continued when Claire attended Cornell University, as she took many environmental courses and became a Master Composter. Through college, she had several internships including teaching 3rd graders at a Baltimore City public school, compiling data at the Social Security Administration, and researching at an environmental consulting non-profit. Since age 14, whenever she's home in Baltimore, Claire works at Greg's Bagels, a fantastic bagel shop. After graduating from Cornell with a double major in Economics and Psychology, she moved to Pittsburgh to pursue a career in environmental sustainability and now loves her work through the SCA at GTECH Strategies where she is able to help solve problems of both environmental sustainability and social justice. She has been very fortunate to be able to travel to such locations as the Galapagos Islands, Bangladesh, and Australia. She is a long-time vegetarian and enjoys music, nature, and coffee.
Miriam is a recent graduate of Gettysburg College with degrees in Environmental Studies and Political Science. She has experience in organizing, sustainability programming, service-learning, food security, environmental policy, environmental behavior research, and sustainable development in Central America. Miriam is passionate about gardening and sustainable food systems, global economics, speaking Spanish, large group meals, and thrift store finds. She joined the Green Cities Corps to dive into the center of Pittsburgh’s sustainability movement and learn how she can be useful in our transition to a low-energy, localized, exciting future. She hopes to permanently live in Pittsburgh working closely on sustainability projects.