Learn more about this year’s interns, why they decided to join Earth Team, and what they are hoping to gain from the experience. We are excited to have a new team on board!
This year, Oakland Tech interns will be expanding their waste reduction efforts. The internship team will be working with students and green clubs from 2-3 other OUSD high schools, supporting on-campus sorting efforts. Support includes; an informative guide to implementing sorting systems on campus, waste audit/audit report workshops, shared best practices on working with school staff, and more!
Check out the Team!
My name is Katheline Vanegas, I am a senior this year. I joined Earth Team because I wanted to join last year but wasn’t able to because I missed the deadline. I am really excited to participate this year. A fun fact about me is that I am a photographer.
My name is Asha and I am a sophomore at Oakland Tech. This is my second year doing Earth Team, and I am so glad it is still an opportunity. Last year, I joined because I really wanted to help out my communities environment as much as I could because I could see how corrupt it was getting. I wanted to learn how I could help and Earth Team offers that, and great people to be around.
I am Jaiden Zak and I am in 12th grade at Oakland Tech. I hope that Earth Team will help me gain insight into the ecological state of my community and what I can do to help it. One interesting fact about me is that I have two different colored eyes.
My name is Carson Lang and I am a senior at Oakland Tech High School. I am 17 years old. I joined Earth Team because I am interested in learning how to help the environment. I have never had this type of experience before, which inspired me to join. One fun fact about me is that I have been playing guitar for 8+ years.
My name is Nolan Brady and I am in 12th grade. I joined Earth Team because I am really interested in gaining experience in working with a team and gaining experience in the STEM field. I fun fact about me is that my handwriting hasn’t improved since kindergarten.
My name is Marco Oliveira and I am from the Oakland Bay area and attend Oakland Tech High School. Since I was little I’ve been an outdoorsy kid and loved all outdoor physical activities! The projects and trips Earth Team offers allows me to do the things I love but with an actual purpose.
My name is Jade and I am a sophomore at Oakland Tech. I originally joined Earth Team because I wanted to be more active in the Bay Area’s environmental community. I rejoined for my second year because I loved the experience I had last year and our group at Tech, as well as the activities we participated in. Fun fact: I can lick my elbow.
I am Espen and I am a sophomore at Oakland Tech. I enjoy learning about the environment and helping save it. When I found out about Earth Team I saw it as a good opportunity.
My name is Ariana Raphael and I am currently a senior at Oakland Technical High School, I am 17 years old. I am passionate about making a change in the world I live in and I hope that someday the Earth’s health is put as a communal priority. From Earth Team, I hope to educate and be educated about what humans can do to better the Earth.
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