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Our Team

Our team consists entirely of college and high school students from California to Massachusetts. Connected by our passion for the Tree-Plenish mission, we are excited to build sustainable communities by leveraging the power of youth!

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Board of Advisors

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Melissa Cowell
Director of National Youth Council
Project Green Schools
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Logan Donahoo
Program Manager
Arbor Day Foundation
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Neil Rhein
Founder & Executive Director
Keep Massachusetts Beautiful
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Mike Smalligan
Forest Stewardship Coordinator
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Jean-Paul Arsenault
Science Teacher
Portsmouth High School

Our Team

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Lizzy Elsner

Lizzy Elsner

Co-Founder, Executive Director

A senior at the University of Vermont, Lizzy co-founded Tree-Plenish in order to encourage youth to advocate for sustainability in their local communities.

Sethu Odayappan

Sethu Odayappan

Co-Founder, Executive Director

A senior at Harvard College, Sethu is excited to leverage the power and passion of students to create meaningful environmental change.

Director of Strategy & Communications
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Director of Operations
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Maddie Groothuis
Business Operations Lead
Michelle Goddard
Finance Lead
Riley Damore
Digital Design Lead
Phoebe Chandler
Digital Design Lead
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Tina Vanslette
Partnerships Head
Cat Demassi
Public Relations Lead
Keerthana Sundar
Digital Content Lead
Paxton Howard
Data Engineering Head
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Shreya Patel
Data Analytics Lead
Alex MacDonald
Digital Communications Lead
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Organizing Lead
MariCait Gillespe
Organizing Lead
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Organizing Lead
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Howard Dai
Software Development
Rhea Chitanand
Software Development
AJ Boyle
Intern
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Caroline Belanger
Assistant Director of Mentorship
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Evelyn Yao
Intern
Keerthana Sundar
Digital Content Lead
Paxton Howard
Data Engineering
Molly Sanders
Tree Logistics Lead
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Riley Damore
Social Media Lead
Leah Levenson
Partnerships Lead
Anusha Sambangi
Intern
MariCait Gillespe
Mentor
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Joy He
Software Development
Cynthia Wang
Assistant Director of Technology
Allison Kwan
Software Development
Yasmina Zaarour
Mentor
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Bri Mahon
Operations Team
Ryan Wahlers
Software Development
Samantha Becaria
Environmental Equity Committee
Nathan Mirin
Intern
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Merry Mayers
Donor Relations Lead
Maddi Reed
Recruitment Lead
Jackson Belanger
Operations Lead
Siena Roselli
Communications Lead
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Anisha Chatterjee
Software Development
Jackson Miller
Outreach Lead
Shefali Sanwal
Intern
Yasmine Bader
Intern
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Mahidul Islam
Intern
Nick Srivastava
Intern
Valmik Nahata
Intern
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Caroline Belanger
Assistant Director of Mentorship
AJ Boyle
Intern

Sarah McVey

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Justin Miller

Director of Technology

Maddie Groothuis

Director of Mentorship

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