Global Green Staff
Hagu holds a Bachelor's degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Davis and a Master's degree in City Planning focused on Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley. Read our Global Green Room Staff Interview with Hagu
Linda also maintains an active role with the Green Collaborative of New Orleans. Her professional background includes work on the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation master plan, founding The Green Project in 1994, and serving as director of Mayor Morial's Office of Environmental Affairs from 1999 to 2002. When Morial left office in 2002, Linda took a job in San Antonio as director of the Metropolitan Partnership for Energy, where she coordinated development of the city's first residential green building program. She returned to New Orleans in January 2008 to join Global Green. Linda has a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans. She also studied Spanish in Mexico and Spain and is a certified hatha yoga instructor. Linda and her husband, Hugo Montero, recently completed a green historic renovation of an 1850s building on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in Central City, where they live and will soon open a Latin Cultural Center and Café. Read our Global Green Room Staff Interview with Linda.
Heidi is a native New Orleanian whose life endeavors have included the Louisiana Children's Museum, NO AIDS Task Force, childcare, voiceover, and local theatre and music.
Robyn earned an M.S. in International Public Service and a B.A. in Public Policy, both from DePaul University, and has studied Spanish/Anthropology in Yucatan, Mexico, and International Aid/Health Care issues in Nairobi, Kenya.
Michelle earned a B.S. in Interior Design with a minor in Environmental Policy and Planning from Virginia Tech in 2009. After graduating, the Pennsylvania native served two terms of service with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in the Southern Region. In her time with AmeriCorps NCCC, Michelle restored oyster reefs in Georgia, worked with Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Greater Birmingham, and provided disaster relief services in Mississippi after the 2011 tornadoes.
Monica's passions are green sports, sustainability, and environmental education. In the fall of 2013, she will begin the Masters program at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, where she will study Behaviour, Education, and Communication while working towards improving the environmental and educational capacity of athletics organizations and their stadiums.
Finn studied at the University of Geneva, Switzerland; he has a B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A. specializing in International Management from Monterey Institute of International Studies, as well as an M.A. in Environmental Conservation Education from New York University (internship at The American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation). In his former career, Finn was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase Bank. Finn is also a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board on Underwater Munitions and sits on the Chairman's Council of Conservation International.
Originally hailing from north Florida, Lily earned a dual BA in Economics and Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she also spearheaded the campus’ first comprehensive Sustainability Assessment. In 2009 she moved to New York City to study Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University, and graduated in 2010 with an MPA from the School of International and Public Affairs. Read our Global Green Room Staff Interview with Lily.
Previously, Tina was vice president of external affairs at the Skirball Cultural Center and executive vice president at Golin Harris in Los Angeles, managing multi-million dollar marketing communications campaigns. Before relocating to L.A. in the mid-nineties, Tina began her career in Washington DC and Philadelphia, having graduated from the Annenberg School for Communications at the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Copenhagen, Denmark, Tina remains very active in social, civic and political events.
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