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Advocates for a GREEN generation
Ambassadors are standout TGP alumni who are on a mission to support future sustainability leaders through experiential education, adventure, and travel.
  • Co-hosting virtual events
  • Fostering community engagement
  • Mentoring sustainability students
A global community of change-makers
Through their semester-long term, Ambassadors take part in unique programming as a part of TGP's global team.
  • Leadership development
  • Professional development
  • Community organizing
Preparing for impactful careers

"TGP has made a significant impact on me and my career path. I have always been concerned about the environment and finding ways to be sustainable in my daily life.

After I went to Iceland, my whole outlook on life and what I want my career to be changed. I want to be an engineer that makes an impact in the world through engineering and the power system."

- Alex Underwood, TGP Ambassador Fall 2020

Get connected. Accepted students get access to mentorship and events by TGP Ambassadors.
TGP Ambassadors: Spring 2021
15 Leaders | 14 Universities | 13 Majors | 3 Countries | 1 Mission
U. TORONTO | HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Janice Wong
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I am currently a second year student specializing in human geography with a double focus in planning and urban geography and minoring in geographic information systems (GIS) under the department of geography and planning at the University of Toronto. I enjoy city planning and gentrification projects to help the city grow economically and socially. 
TGP Program: Nepal Online: Ethics of Sustainable Development
VIRGINIA TECH | SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL WRITING
Bianca Harleston
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Ever since I graduated high school, I always knew I wanted to study abroad. However, I didn't know how to fit it into my schedule, since I was juggling a lot of extracurricular activities and roles in my college. In the midst of my chaotic sophomore year, I received word of TGP by my college advisor.  I was intrigued by their short, intensive, and educational study abroad experiences all centered around something very important to me: sustainability.
TGP Programs: Nepal Online: Ethics of Sustainable Development & Peru Online: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
ANTIOCH M.S. | INTL SUSTAINABLE DEV & CLIMATE CHANGE
Ashley Forwood
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I grew up in Mobile, AL on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Mobile as a city has a problem of industrial pollution, and not to mention the BP oil spill back in 2010, which we're still seeing the effects of. I want to help solve problems like these on a global scale, and I think it all starts on an individual scale with informed consumers and mindful, sustainable practices. My background is in environmental economics from Miss. State University, and I'm in a TGP-partner graduate program studying Resource Management with a concentration in International Sustainable Development and Climate Change at Antioch University New England.
TGP Programs: Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation & M.S. International Development & Climate Change Program
NCSU | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Daniel Ricketts
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My GREEN Program adventure in Iceland was saturated with fantastic experiences. The classes, capstone, and extraordinary excursions enriched me and those ten days are fully utilized to their maximum potential. I figured out what I want to do with the next chapter of my life at the summit of Rjupnafell, and as an Ambassador I look forward to helping others towards the incredible opportunities that await them with TGP!

TGP Program: Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation
U. OF BATH | CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Rhys Phillips
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I am an undergraduate civil engineering student studying at the University of Bath and recipient of both the Institution of Civil Engineers QUEST scholarship and the Royal Academy of Engineering - Engineering Leaders Scholarship. I have previously worked as an undergraduate design engineer at BAM Nuttall with experience in designing temporary works for large-scale infrastructure projects in marine, rail, highways, energy and transport sectors.
TGP Program: Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation
TEXAS A&M | RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES & ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION, RANGELAND ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT & SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING
Jaedyn Medrano
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Before joining TGP I knew that I wanted to work with sustainable development and natural resources, but I wasn't sure of where to start or how I wanted to make a difference sustainably. Now I have a much better understanding of how I want to impact the world as a young professional and a sustainability advocate. My ultimate goals in life are to end world hunger by creating food security in underdeveloped nations through the use of sustainable agricultural practices and development, and to end homelessness in the U.S. by creating a national standard for zero-waste & self-sustaining housing communities.
TGP Program: Nepal Online: Ethics of Sustainable Development
U. OF TEXAS - EL PASO | ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, PHD
Katalina Salas
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Hola! My name is Katalina Salas, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at El Paso in the Environmental Science and Engineering program, born and raised in El Paso,TX! My research focuses on how people understand, communicate, and reason about future scenarios of food and water availability using scientific data and models. I am an avid traveler and a lover of all things nature, but I am also deeply rooted in connecting to my community and education. TGP provided the perfect harmony between these two passions for me. From this experience, I grew academically, professionally, and personally!
TGP Program: Peru: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY GEORGIAN COLLEGE | ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND NORTHERN STUDIES
Samantha Mitchell
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Hello all! I am excited to introduce myself as one of TGP’s newest ambassadors! As an alumni of their incredible online Nepal program, I am here to share my experience of this community with you - my community! As an undergrad studying sustainability, TGP’s programs are invaluable and I would love for you to check them out! Oh and a bit about me; my name is Samantha, I’m from Tiny, Ontario and I am a Taurus! 
TGP Program: Nepal Online: Ethics of Sustainable Development
MICHIGAN TECH | ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Lucinda Toppen
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I am a third year environmental engineering student at Michigan Technological University with a passion for water and wastewater management and sustainability practices. My TGP trip opened my eyes to how understanding a culture enables sustainable infastructure and practices to take place and make meaningful change. I made the best professional and personal connections with the students and leaders I met on this trip and working on the Capstone project gave me tools I will use for the rest of my professional and academic career. TGP was life changing!
TGP Program: Peru: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
U. OF DENVER | NATURAL SCIENCES, ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, MASTERS
Lis Mahoney
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Lis here! My experience with TGP inspired me to change my career goals and dedicate my life to sustainable energy production. I received my undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh, during which I traveled with TGP. I am now a year into my graduate program at the University of Denver, studying sustainable energy production and environmental policy. I genuinely believe I would not be on this path if not for my experience and will forever have a special place in my heart for Iceland. I want other young adults to experience all the glacier climbing, fermented shark eating, Icelandic culture learning, once in a lifetime adventure that is TGP!
TGP Program: Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability
NCSU | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Georgia Hanby
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My first study abroad to Iceland with TGP sparked my interest in renewables and helped me direct my academic and professional career towards the green energy industry. Since my TGP experience I've taken on solar/photovoltaic research, I've participated in two solar panel installation service projects, I sought out and completed an internship with GE Renewable Energy, and I have taken on more sustainable living habits. I also plan to continue on track with my renewable energy career path by seeking a graduate education related to renewables, and eventually working in the industry as an engineer.
TGP Programs: Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation & Nepal: Microgrid Systems for Rural Development
PSU | BIOLOGY
Caitlin Allen
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I'm in my third year of college, graduating this spring with my Bachelor's in biology. I'm taking a gap year to work, volunteer, and travel before heading off to grad school to pursue a doctorate in ecology, evolution, and behavior.  The GREEN Program helped me find my passions while giving me priceless industry insights, and I couldn't be more grateful for the experience. In addition to now being a TGP Ambassador, I also work for a nonprofit that challenges the sexual assault crisis on college campuses and creates care kits for survivors and I am a public advocate for mental health care. I can't wait to see how TGP grows and help give people as amazing of an experience as I had!
TGP Program: Peru: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
DREXEL UNIVERSITY| GEOSCIENCE
Kayla Aughenbaugh
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Taking classes at Reykjavik University while being immersed in nature helped solidify my thoughts of an ideal career path post graduation.
TGP Program: Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability
U. OF CLEMSON | CONSTRUCTION SCIENCE
Riley Brown
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My name is Riley Brown and I am a senior studying Construction Science at Clemson University! Going on The GREEN Program helped me realize that I wanted to integrate sustainability into more construction and other building projects globally while motivating people to practice green and other sustainable options for years to come.

TGP Program: Nepal: Microgrid Systems for Rural Development
U. OF WATERLOO | ENVIRONMENT, RESOURCE, AND SUSTAINABILITY
Paige Skok
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I’m from Toronto, Canada. I attend university of Waterloo for environment, resources and sustainability, getting a honours degree in environmental studies. My fundamental career goal is to uplift sustainability while educating my fellow citizens on how to live a sustainable lifestyle while facing unpredictable challenges throughout our future.
TGP Program: Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability
Connect with a TGP Ambassador 
Accepted students get access to mentorship from TGP Ambassadors and events.
Who can become a TGP Ambassador?
The TGP Ambassador program is only open to TGP alumni who have completed a TGP program or course, abroad or online. We seek motivated individuals who are active leaders in their community and are eager to progress TGP's mission of sustainability education forward.  Ambassadors may be university students, graduate students, or young professionals in the field. Contact info@thegreenprogram.com if you'd like to become a future TGP ambassador.
What do Ambassador do? 
Ambassadors are official liaisons between the TGP HQ team and their respective community. Ambassadors are responsible for advocating for sustainability education, co-hosting community events, and mentoring TGP students. 
How do I connect with an Ambassador to hear about their TGP experience?

Only accepted students have access to meet with Ambassador's through TGP's platform. To apply to a TGP program, visit www.thegreenprogram.com/apply.

Upon acceptance, students can find more information in your Student Portal for how to schedule meetings with Ambassadors.

I'm a TGP alumni and may be interested in becoming an Ambassador. What are the benefits?
The Ambassador program is a semester-long leadership development program (with opportunities to extend). Ambassadors gain additional leadership development and community organizing skills in the field of sustainability and education, all while being a student or young professional in the field. Ambassadors also receive priority application to return as a Program Mentor on future TGP programs, with all expenses paid.  Ambassadors have opportunities to join future TGP programs as a participant at discounted rates (or free!)
How much time does it take to be an Ambassador?
The role is very entrepreneurial. Your team rep will work with you to develop a plan for the semester that is unique to your schedule and goals. 
When does the next application come out to be an Ambassador?
Every semester (Fall & Spring), TGP will notify our alumni network via email and LinkedIn with recruitment and application details. You won't want to miss it! To stay in the loop with the next application round, contact info@thegreenprogram.com.
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