Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES)
Camille was a rising junior at the Shipley School while at TREES. She enjoys riding her bike, art, swimming, dancing, and listening to music. Her project for the program had an epidemiologic focus on food allergies. Camille hopes to take up a career that will combine environmental science and art. She was also an Educational Partnership Program Scholar at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. She currently attends Hampton University and plans to major in environmental science.
Elise was a rising senior at Haverford during her time at the TREES program. She enjoys hiking, a vegetarian lifestyle, and Starbucks coffee. At the TREES program, she worked on comparing new biodegradable plastics with current plastics. In 2009 she joined Drexel University to major in Environmental Engineering. In the future, she plans to study and think up brilliant solutions to save the world.
Hannah was a rising senior at Germantown Friends School when she attended the TREES program. She is interested in sustainable design, the world water crisis, and mouse dissections. Ultimately she plans to rule the world as a result of a series of victorious battles involving rock, paper, scissors, slap. At TREES, she investigated the effects of pasteurization on antibiotics and estrogens in hopes of convincing the entire human race to drink more milk. She will be drinking milk at Stanford, where she is a member of the class of 2013 majoring in computer science.
Kevin, who was a rising sophomore at J. R. Masterman High School when he attended the TREES program, is interested in many global environmental issues such as global warming. His multiple-award winning project at TREES was centered on UV radiation and sunscreen. Kevin hopes that he can help the environment by going green, and was an EPA intern. He currently attends the University of Pennsylvania and is pursuing a pre-med track
Mollie "Tree Hugger” was a rising senior at the Baldwin School when she attended the TREES program. She enjoys large, chunky granola, long walks through majestic forests, and studying environmental endocrine disruptors. In the future, Mollie plans to pipette in the Adirondacks and eventually, join the peace corps. Until then, she will be studying environmental science and neuroscience at Oberlin College.
Nick liked to think he was the brains behind every operation going on at the TREES program. He likes to have fun and make everyone else laugh. He has a passion for Biofuel and the development of new and interesting ways to power the United Sates and the world, and he interned for the EPA. Even though he was young and naïve, Nick learned a lot during the program, scientific and otherwise. Nick was a rising junior at J. R. Masterman High School during his time at TREES and hoped to pursue his interests in Biofuel and Business someday. He currently attends Stanford University and intends to major in engineering, specifically with materials and energy.
Yueyi was a rising junior at Lower Merion High School during her time at the TREES program. She is very interested in ways that we, the community, can conserve resources. Her hobbies include the trumpet, tennis, and oil painting. Although she may not have much of an influence as an individual, she hopes that she can convince others to go green. She currently attends the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and is majoring in business and Japanese.
Zoë was a rising sophomore at Barrack Hebrew Academy during her time at TREES, and is interested in food allergies and intolerances. Her TREES project focused on Celiac Disease and the gluten proteins found in different food substances. She is also interested in saving the environment and “going green.” Currently, she attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and plans to major in biochemistry or bioengineering