Ailanit Davydova – President
Ailanit Davydova is a senior at Hunter College double majoring in Environmental Policy and Management as well as Creative Writing. She has served on the elected board of HSP since 2012 as Treasurer. She was the project leader of Resource Management Day and Climate & Energy Day of Hunter Goes Green 2014 and was the grantee of the 2015 Hunter Goes Green TGIF grant. During her time as president she was given the CUNY Vice Chancellor’s Excellence in Leadership award. She holds an active interest in educating the public on sustainable practices, specifically in regards to public health and waste management. She hopes to have a career in sustainability, particularly extended producer responsibility.
Lena Suponya – Vice President
Lena Suponya is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and Chinese. After beginning her own environmental club in high school with a similar mission, she has moved on to become the vice president of HSP. She interns at the Lower East Side Ecology Center, where she not only encourages and aids small businesses to reduce their carbon footprints, but also helps preserve the East River Park. She hopes to combine her interests in Chinese language and culture as well as her interests in the environment to become a global leader in the environmental movement.
Julia Jong – Treasurer
Julia is a junior at Hunter College with a double major in Geography and Studio Art. She is a Muse scholar, as well as a student of the Thomas Hunter Honors Program. Since Spring 2013, Julia served as the Artistic Project Leader for Hunter Sustainability Project. She had a large hand in organizing the Love It Again! Revamp and Reuse event and the Hunter Swapathon clothing exchange event, and she has also been in charge of several of the club’s recycled art projects. A jack of many trades, she has also assisted with advertisement and promotion of club events through tabling, flyering and via social media. In the year ahead (and in coming years), Julia hopes to further explore how her artistic skills can help promote environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyle choices in her local community.
Vicky Skorodinsky – Secretary
Vicky is a sophomore at Hunter College, and plans on majoring in Biology with a minor in Studio Art. She is a Children’s Garden Educator at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, where she teaches young children about gardening, environmental science, arts and crafts, and vegan cooking. She hopes to instill in them a wonder for nature so they will be more willing to protect it when they grow up. Vicky is an avid DIY-er who loves drawing, photography, and jewelry-making. She has assisted with the Hunter Swapathon, the Hunter Goes Green Film Festival and several of the Recycled Art Projects. Vicky hopes to use her art skills to draw attention to environmental issues that we face in modern society.
Artistic Project Leader & Event Photographer
Silvia Cohn is pursuing a major in environmental studies and a minor in public policy. In addition to her studies, she has volunteered and interned in the field. In the future she hopes to shape environmental policy in both direct and indirect ways. She manages to apply her creativity towards every task and it has proven to be a marketable skill. She used this skill in her role as art project leader for HSP as she worked on the Reused Art Project this year. It can be seen on display in the library in the Fall of 2015.