Arlae Castellanos
Executive Director & Sustainability Tracking Program Director
Based in New York, NY

Before the Alliance, I worked for a non-profit in downtown Manhattan developing and running the “Green Track” program.  An initiative geared to teach STEAM through project-based learning with a focus on solar for the developing world and sustainable architectural design.  Before that, I lived and worked in Africa developing educational permaculture gardens and teaching entrepreneurship.

I love what I do because I believe in equipping the next generation of leaders with the critical thinking skills necessary to handle the complexities of the world beyond the classroom. By demonstrating the value of personal observations intermingled with the ability to interpret scientific data, individuals will be better suited to comprehend the relationship between actions and outcomes in environmental systems.

Katy PerryKaty Perry
Student Engagement Program Manager
Based in Hartford, CT

Before the Alliance, I enjoyed working with middle and high school students as a classroom science and math teacher, soccer and crew coach, and environmental club and Science Olympiad advisor. I was introduced to the world of sustainability as the school Recycling Coordinator which evolved into a newly created position of Sustainability Coordinator. Before working as an educator in schools, I was the Program Director for a children’s science center. My academic training was in Psychology with a research focus in Psychophysics and Psychobiology.

I love what I do because I create innovative solutions to seemingly overwhelming problems. By providing inclusive programs that inspire and empower students all over the world to work for change in their schools and communities, I see evidence every day of individuals working together for a more just, equitable and healthy world.

Gretchen Gigley
District Partnership Manager
Based in Atlanta, GA

Before the Alliance, I worked in the private and nonprofit sectors in a variety of capacities as an educator, landscape architect/urban planner, and environmentalist.  Most recently, I served as Director of Education at The Clean Air Campaign where I led the OnAir Schools program expansion, building more than 35 long-term strategic partnerships with nonprofits, foundations, businesses and government agencies.

I love what I do because I believe that strong, authentic strategic partnerships are crucial to effectively advance the environmental and education movements and support communities.  This position allows me to find common goals between organizations to build sustainable partnerships, expand our audience, avoid duplication of efforts, and connect communities.

Michelle Long
Web & Graphic Designer
Based in Washington, DC

Before the Alliance, I worked as a graphic designer for the School of Arts & Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas, providing advertising for their programs and 70+ event season. I am an award-winning designer with over 18 years of experience developing impactful designs for website collateral and all manner of print publications. I made the switch to the Alliance in January 2016 so I could help them reach their goals and make them look good while doing it.

I love what I do because I can use my artistic talents to create awareness of conservation issues and, in turn, try to change the world. If I can spark someone’s curiosity through my designs, and they learn something, then it is a job well done.

Veronique PittmanVeronique Choa Pittman
Communications Support
Based in New York, NY

Before the Alliance, I worked as a web designer, wrote a “go-green” bi-weekly newsletter for my children’s school in New York City and served on 3 non-profit and 1 for-profit boards. My concern for biodiversity loss and a warming planet prompted me find an organization that could benefit from determination to inform the greatest number and grow the green schools movement.

I love what I do because I get to work with bright, self-motivated staff and students worldwide while also working on grassroots sustainability projects in my own community.  I feel I am using my diverse skill-sets in a constructive way that is helping safeguard future generations.


Are you passionate about creating a world where all of our schools are healthy and sustainable?
Do you believe that any individual has the power to change the world?
How does spending every day working with smart, motivated co-workers who care about the future sound?

At the Green Schools Alliance, we love our jobs, our mission, and what we can do together.

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