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Joined: August 2014
Favorite aspect of WAN: WAN is accessible to everyone and the youth is especially involved with this organization. We've even had multiple high school students serve on our board!
Fun Fact: Loves all ocean-related activities and watching documentaries
Through participation in beach cleanups with other organizations, Nadia gained awareness regarding the environmental crisis our planet is facing. She decided the best way to fix this was to create We Are Nature and connect people to the world around them. Nadia brings forth experience in leadership and marketing.
Joined: December 2016
Favorite aspect of WAN: Getting to interact with people that are just as passionate about the environment as I am
Fun Fact: Enjoys recreational tennis
Jianan Zhang encountered WAN while simply browsing through the Internet for volunteer opportunities for environmental organizations. After discovering the opportunity to become Volunteer & Recruitment chair, Jianan has become deeply invested in the organization and it's message. This role is perfect for her, as she loves getting the chance to speak to others, and her communication and organization skills contribute widely to the organization's motives.
Joined: December 2016
Favorite aspect of WAN: The best aspects of being part of WAN is working with team members who are passionate about saving the environment.
Fun Fact: Jane enjoys winter hiking
Jane Shen joined WAN in December 2016 as the Finance Chair and Treasurer on the board. She brings in-depth finance expertise to WAN from her executive experience in the financial services industry. Ms. Shen has been passionate about preserving the environment since college where she led beach clean-ups and tree planting activities.
Joined: August 2015
Favorite aspect of WAN: Giving back to the environment and being apart of something bigger
Fun Fact: Loves being outdoors and has a wicked sweet tooth
Heather Hannay came across WAN while looking for an environmental organization to donate her time Pro Bono. She has sense become thoroughly invested and dedicated to enhancing WAN and its missions. Heather brings forth an extensive background in marketing and graphic design.
Joined: November 2016
Favorite aspect of WAN: Helping to create new ideas and opportunities for WAN awareness and engagement with the community.
Fun Fact: Bilingual in Spanish and English; play the bongos!
Christopher joined WAN as part of his mission to positively impact the local environment and stem the negative effects of climate change. His vision is to elevate WAN to leadership position in ocean clean-up and climate change awareness in Miami and beyond. Christopher brings a diverse background in business, development and finance to the foundation. Christopher graduated cum laude with a BS in Economics from St. John's University in New York and has since been active in volunteer work in Chile, Colombia, and Peru.