Meet Our Student Leadership Team

The Salish Sea School is committed to creating a community of student leaders and cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team. We welcome the unique contributions that one can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

We are stronger together with the collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent which ultimately brings about a healthier planet. 

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SF Bay area, CA

Leah Froemming

I hope that people become aware of the importance of the marine environment, and its impact on the rest of the world. Also, I hope that plastic, waste, and other types pollution can be mitigated to create a healthier environment.

"Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you." - RBG

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Anacortes, WA

Rachel Hankey

As pollution, global warming, overfishing, and many other issues are rising I think it is critical we help get the ocean's ecosystems back to normal. I think people could take more time to consider going plastic-free or watch what seafood they eat, my hope is we can help spread the word all over.

"With great power comes great responsibility." Uncle Ben, however written by Stan Lee

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Anacortes, WA

Paige Kirby

My hope for the marine environment is that one day we will see a world with no plastic and too many animals!

"Hope for the best, prepare for the worst."

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Spokane, WA

Kaia Olson

I believe that, through education and partnership, the marine environment will be recognized as a priority both in general society and in decision making in the future.

"Together and united, we are unstoppable." -Greta Thunberg

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Camas, WA

Taylor Redmond

I hope that we, as people, can try to preserve the marine environment to the best of our ability so that present and future generations will be able to admire the beauty of it. I also hope that we can further research the marine environment and maximize the knowledge gained about it as time moves forward.

"A life does not have to be human to be great."

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Concrete, WA

Anja Roozen

My hope is that the ocean and all it's beautiful and extraordinary inhabitants be protected, respected and restored so they can thrive for generations to come.

"Change takes courage"
-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Sedro Woolley, WA

Cora Voile

I hope that we, as a organized community, can work together to help protect the marine environment from wrongdoing by others, and that we can and will put our utmost strength into doing so.

"There is no elevator in success. You have to take the stairs." -Unknown

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Bellingham, WA

Quinn Williams

I hope that more people know how to take care of the marine environment.

"There is no planet B." - Greta Thunberg