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.  we are proud to introduce you to our team! 

In 2021, the student leaders led an incredible virtual Summit for Southern Resident orcas, participated in a marine debris survey, led a post-card writing campaign in support of the breaching of the lower Snake River dams, and discussed other relevant issues regarding the Salish Sea.

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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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Enrolling nationwide!

Open position

Open position for a student passionate about the Salish Sea and greater environment.

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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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Enrolling nationwide

Open position

Open position for a student passionate about the Salish Sea and greater environment.

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