Julia Jong – President
Julia is a senior at Hunter College double majoring in Sustainability Studies and Studio Art. A project leader of HSP since 2013, Julia helped establish the Love It Again! events that educate and engage the Hunter community in textile recycling through clothing exchanges and t-shirt revamping. She has also directed several recycled art projects in the club, and integrates reuse into her independent art-making. She holds an active interest in exploring how to channel her artistic skills towards engaging communities in environmental education and sustainable living.
In her spare time, Julia enjoys crocheting fat animals and admiring chubby babies. She is a certified napper, an amateur jazz singer and aspiring foodie.
Mike Tejada – Vice President
Mike is currently a sophomore planning to pursue a career in physics with a focus on astronomy. He has been a part of HSP for over a year, avidly attending meetings and participating in club events. He interned at the Lower East Side electronic waste recycling warehouse, where he refurbished old electronics and aided in the disposal of electronic waste in the city. Mike plans to help spread the message of the club to the Hunter Community and broaden its influence and visibility.
In his off time Mike is a cape crusading NYC wander-luster who walks around aimlessly, re-tweeting Jaden Smith tweets, while playing the saxophone. Mike is also an established procrastinator, and initiated member of the Eat Sleep Netflix cult.
Lena Suponya – Treasurer
Elizabeth Roginkin – Secretary
Elizabeth is a sophomore at Hunter College majoring in environmental studies and pursuing a public policy certificate with a concentration in health policy. She has been involved with HSP since her freshman year, and is passionate about sustainability, environmental conservation, and the intersection of environmental and public health. Recently, Elizabeth participated in a coastal research program where she studied biodiversity and coastal pollution, and in the past has volunteered with an animal rescue group.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys hiking, photography, and writing. She is also the proud owner of a tiny kumquat tree.
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.