Program Manger: Lori Gaido Project Dates: Feb 2010 - Dec 2010 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Katrina Brink 
Katrina is the Sustainable Agriculture Fellow for the Green Cities Corps. She recently moved to Pittsburgh from Missouri, and she loves being a part of the vibrant local food scene in western PA. The SCA came highly recommended to her, so she jumped at the chance to join a group of folks working to green this beautiful old city. She has a BA in French and minors in Environmental Studies and Agricultural Studies from Truman State University. She has worked as an apprentice at the Kansas City Community Farm and as an instructor at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in New York. Now, she has immersed herself in anything that pertains to local food in Pittsburgh. She divides her time among Penn State Extension of Allegheny County, The Pittsburgh Garden Experiment and the Pittsburgh Food Policy Council.
There are so many reasons that Katrina cares deeply about agricutlure. The more she learns about it, the more she sees how the food system has major implications on social justice issues in the United States and globally. Working in this field also allows her to fulfill two of her other lifelong passions...eating and cooking! Katrina loves to be with people as they make discoveries through the simple joys of growing vegetables and cooking with ingredients they have grown themselves. These may seem like the most basic acts, but she thinks that they are foundational to how we relate to one another and how we learn to respect the earth.
In her spare time, you will find Katrina wandering through farmer’s markets, getting her hands in the dirt and getting the nerve to bike around the city to explore the parks and area trails!
Evan Endres 
Evan is a Master's Degree candidate in Sustainable Systems (Ms3) at Slippery Rock University. He works with PennFuture and the Black and Gold City Goes Green campaign educating the public on the actions that they can take to reduce their impact. He also spends a few days a week with CCI (Conservation Consultant Incorporated ) at the CCI Center. There, you can find him maintaining one of the many Sustainable Systems installations demonstrated at the facility or giving a tour of the LEED rated building. His passion for the environment and environmental issues came from his studies of sustainable growth and "sustainable regrowth" as a Political Science Major. It is his belief that we have the capacity to live in balance with the Earth's processes and species and benefit from both. We need only the desire to change, and the recognition that the current state of unbalance will inevitably lead us to a Dystopia. The question that drives our actions should be, to quote William McDonough, "How do we love all the children of all species for all time?". He enjoys hiking and all things Laurel Highlands - including his home town of Ligonier, PA, but wishes that there was a lite rail train that went to it. You may have also seen him on a stage in Pittsburgh acting with one of the many companies he has worked with in the last few years.
Adam Fedyski 
Adam grew up with a park at the end of his block, where he would frolic with other neighborhood children on the playground and around the pond. His lifelong attachment to parks and greenspace expanded and flourished when he attended Southern Illinois University, surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest and many other wonderful nature spaces. As his college years progressed, he developed a beard, as well as a stronger connection to the outdoors. He explored state parks and discovered the intrinsic value of protecting and preserving nature and the environment. While at school, he worked with the Student Environmental Center to help implement a green fund at SIUC, which now generates $200,000 annually for renewable energy and sustainability projects at the university. He was also President of the Geography Club his senior year, where he and nine other club members received the Environmental Ambassador award for each volunteering over thirty hours towards environmentally related projects in the area.
After school, Adam landed his first Student Conservation Association internship. He served as an Environmental Education intern with the National Park Service in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the fall of 2009. Enthralled with his experience as an SCA intern, he sought out a more long-term position, which led to his discovery of the Green Cities Corps. He has now upgraded from a small park at the end of his block to four large, beautiful city parks in Pittsburgh that he works in and explores with his childish exuberance still intact.
Sarah Palmisano 
Sarah Palmisano grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, and graduated with a double Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science and Psychology from Michigan State University. She became interested in environmental issues the summer of 2008, when she served as the Sustainability Coordinator Intern for the City of Grand Haven, Michigan. Here, she was responsible for setting up and managing an environmental education center as well as serving as the City’s sustainability liaison. She became passionate about global sustainability and the environment and enjoyed working in the municipal setting. Sarah completed her coursework at Michigan State University where she continued to explore the field of environmental sustainability, volunteering at an energy conservation demonstration house as well as taking general courses on global sustainability. She found the Student Conservation Association (SCA) at an Environmental and Natural Resources job fair, thereafter applying for, and receiving, a three-month internship doing Environmental Education in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She loved teaching children about the environment and wanted to continue working with the SCA, and was thrilled to find, and be accepted into, the Green Cities program. Sarah is doing her fellowship with the City of Pittsburgh, where she works in the Office of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency to help carry out the municipal recommendations of the Pittsburgh Climate Action Plan.
Jamie Eberl 
Originally from Warren PA, Jamie Eberl graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BS in Civil Engineering in 2009. Jamie has previously worked for the University of North Carolina Charlotte Environmental Assistance Office and as an intern for the city of Charlotte Engineering and Property Management Land Development Division. After graduation and many hours scouring the internet for job opportunities, Jamie applied for a Student Conservation Association fellowship with Green Cities Pittsburgh. Jamie’s interests include exploring new places, cookies, reading, and making amazing excel spreadsheets.