Jen Ann Simmons is a poet, painter, and convener based in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on humanity's reciprocity with the natural world, liberating individual and cultural femininity, and harnessing collective ingenuity to build a more restorative economy and verdant world.
Mika is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Policy, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability, at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Her personal mission is to create and implement scalable systems within organizations that encourage systemic transformation and create sustainable solutions.
She serves as a bridge between the private and publicsectors, approaching environmental issues with a business perspective. Prior to her studies, Mika was a risk and control project manager in the Operations Division at Goldman Sachs Japan. Originally from Japan, Mika uses her global awareness to provide innovative solutions to environmental and social issues.
Evie is a recent recipient of an MBA in Public & Nonprofit Management from the Boston University Questrom School of Business where she focused on marketing, strategy and innovation. She hopes to combine her passion for social impact with her love of analytics to bring innovation to nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles. Originally from Toronto, Canada, she loves exploring and is enjoying the beautiful outdoors that the West Coast has to offer.
Alexandra recently completed a Masters in Sustainable Development at the French business school HEC Paris and is passionate about solving the world's environmental and social issues. She is currently working for a startup on sustainable travel and has experience interning for environmental NGOs such as Heal the Bay in California and Adelita Market in Spain.
Adelita Market organizes monthly second-hand markets so as to encourage re-use; as well as interning in the CSR department of one of the largest French banks, Societe General. She is also an avid traveler and some of her recent adventures include dog sledding in Norway and Baobab-climbing in Madagascar.