2021-2022 REC Managers and Analysts

Alex Albrecht, CMC'23, Analyst

Alex Albrecht, CMC'23, Analyst

About Alex
Alex Albrecht is a first-year student from Bellevue, WA. Alex is inspired to study the environment through his experiences in the natural wonder of the Pacific Northwest. He is excited to be a part of the REC family and can’t wait to further engage meaningfully with the environment to work towards awareness and protection.
TJ Askew CMC'23, Analyst

TJ Askew CMC'23, Analyst

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Emma Brezoczky, CMC'22, Analyst

Emma Brezoczky, CMC'22, Analyst

About Emma
I am Emm, a 3rd year at CMC joining the Natural Sciences Team & majoring in Neuroscience. I am from Los Gatos, CA and enjoy chasing creeks in redwood forests, jumping into waves on the Pacific, doing ceramics, baking pies, and bouldering when I get the chance. Working with homeless & food shelters across my life has made me passionate about the inequities and environmental impacts of food in the U.S and I am very excited to join the REC!
Diya Courty-Stephens, CMC '22, Analyst

Diya Courty-Stephens, CMC '22, Analyst

About Diya
I’m Diya Courty-Stephens from Victoria, BC. I’m a second year at CMC majoring in Environment, Economics, and Politics. I’m super pumped to be joining the Policy Outreach group this year. When I’m not studying for classes, I love going on hikes, playing soccer, and busting some jams on the ukulele. I’m so excited to be joining the REC!
Wesley Dale, CMC'23, Analyst

Wesley Dale, CMC'23, Analyst

About Wesley
Ben Eibl, CMC'23, Analyst

Ben Eibl, CMC'23, Analyst

About Ben
My name is Ben Eibl, I am a junior at CMC from Vienna, Austria. I am majoring in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) and part of the Energy Team at the REC. On campus, I am involved with the Environmental Affairs Committee and the club soccer team. In my free time I like to spend time with friends playing Mario Kart.
David Enders, CMC'23, Analyst

David Enders, CMC'23, Analyst

About David
David is a sophomore at Claremont McKenna. He spends his free time cooking, hanging out with friends, or seeking adrenaline, usually by surfing, snowboarding, or skating. He wants to work in sustainability after graduation and loves to talk about food, the outdoors, and climate change.
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Lia Harel CMC'23, Analyst

Lia Harel CMC'23, Analyst

About Lia
Lia Harel is a freshman at Claremont McKenna College majoring in Environment, Economics, and Politics with an Ethics sequence. Lia is a policy lead in the Sunrise Movement Claremont Colleges Hub and is passionate about climate justice issues. In her free time, Lia enjoys road cycling, bouldering, watching movies, and making ceramic sculptures.
Gage Hornung CMC'21, Analyst

Gage Hornung CMC'21, Analyst

About Gage
Gage Hornung was born in Boulder, Colorado and is currently a Junior at CMC. He is majoring in Environment, Economics and Politics with a data science sequence. In his free time Gage enjoys running, spike ball, climbing mountains, skiing in the mountains, and doing anything that involves the mountains.
Tanya Kapoor, CMC '22, Outreach Manager

Tanya Kapoor, CMC '22, Outreach Manager

About Tanya
Jeanie Kim, Analyst

Jeanie Kim, Analyst

About Jeanie
My name is Jeanie Kim and I am a sophomore at CMC from Santiago, Chile, majoring in Environment, Economics, and Politics (EEP). I’m super excited about joining the Policy and Outreach Team at the REC. In my free time, I like to read, write, and spend time in the sun.
Reia Li, Analyst

Reia Li, Analyst

About Reia
I’m Reia, from Tucson, AZ, land of the saguaros. I’m a first-year at Pomona, and although I’m still exploring major options, I’m very interested in Environmental Analysis. I’m psyched to be joining the Policy and Outreach team, since I love talking to people about the environment. In fact, one of my favorite experiences in high school was getting to learn from and work alongside refugee students at my school to combat urban food waste by harvesting native desert produce (I’ve tried so many different cactus fruit at this point that I’m basically a cactus myself). In the past, I’ve also worked for the National Park Service and written articles for a food-waste nonprofit. In my free time, I love reading and running and taking walks around fancy neighborhoods so I can imagine what it’s like to live in a castle-mansion. I’m incredibly excited to get to join the REC family!
Makenna Mahrer, CMC'23, Manager

Makenna Mahrer, CMC'23, Manager

About Makenna
Sophie Mars, Analyst

Sophie Mars, Analyst

About Sophie
My name is Sophie Mars, and I am a sophomore at CMC from Boston, MA joining the REC’s Energy Team.  I am planning to major in International Relations with a sequence in Leadership.  In my spare time, I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, and needlepointing.  Last year, I made attending an Athenaeum event at least once a week a personal goal, so you can often find me seated at those round tables taking practically illegible notes in very tiny handwriting.
Miller McCraw, Analyst

Miller McCraw, Analyst

About Miller
My name is Miller McCraw, I’m a freshman at CMC majoring in Environment, Economics, and Politics. I currently live in Oxnard, CA, and I’m elated to be a part of the Risk and Resilience team this year! (Go Slytherin!) I’m a nerd for both flags and horror movies, and I love reading books on philosophy, international relations, and the environment. My dream is to become an environmental prosecutor for the EPA, and so I’ve spent my last few summers shadowing prosecution attorneys and working at a criminal defense firm. I can’t wait to work with you all
Anam Mehta POM'21, Manager

Anam Mehta POM'21, Manager

About Anam
Anam Mehta is a junior at Pomona College from Loudonville, New York. He is interested in Environmental Analysis and Philosophy. His hobbies include reading, squash, ultimate frisbee, podcasts, trivia, and long walks. On campus, he is also part of the CHERP organization and the squash club. He also enjoys speaking imperfect French and taking care of his bamboo plant. He’s a filmmaker for on campus organizations like Bluebird NK. He can often be found ordering too many soy mochas at cafes around Claremont.
Chase Mendell, CMC '22, Manager

Chase Mendell, CMC '22, Manager

About Chase
Lizzie Mitchell CMC'23, Analyst

Lizzie Mitchell CMC'23, Analyst

About Lizzie
Lizzy Mitchell is a part of the Class of 2023 at CMC. Coming from Connecticut Lizzy is excited to be in the Southern California weather. She is a member of the CMS Women’s Lacrosse team. On campus, Lizzy is also a fellow of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is planning on majoring in Economics with a Data Science sequence. She cultivated her interest in the environment in high school where she engaged in an independent study entitled, “Evaluating the Reefs of The Bahamas – What is it Worth?” Lizzy is passionate about sustainable and socially impactful companies, investments, and programs and their future in our society. In her free time she enjoys scuba diving, cooking, and spending time with loved ones
Isabela Overturf, CMC '21, Manager

Isabela Overturf, CMC '21, Manager

About Isabela
Emma Ranheim CMC'21, Manager

Emma Ranheim CMC'21, Manager

About Emma
Emma is a sophomore at CMC majoring in Environment, Economics, and Politics. On campus she spends her time leading camping trips with Outdoor Initiative and playing on the Claremont Colleges ultimate frisbee team. She is originally from Madison, Wisconsin where she developed her love of cheese, trees, and big dogs. She hopes to one day work in sustainable public policy or environmental education.
Noa Schactel, CMC '23, Analyst

Noa Schactel, CMC '23, Analyst

About Noa
I’m Noa Schachtel from Honolulu, HI majoring in Philosophy and sequencing in Ethics! Currently, I am taking a semester off from CMC and taking classes at a CC, continuing my summer internship, as well as my commitments on campus at CIE and CMG, and working on a start-up with my friends. Unfortunately, though, this means that I won’t technically be assigned a team until the spring, but I am still planning on being involved as much as I am allowed! Growing up in Hawaii, I have always felt a deep connection to the land and the sea. I can say that I have internalized the Hawaiian ideology that the human is as much a part of the fabric of nature as any other living or non-living part of the natural whole. I enjoy bodysurfing and exploring the outdoors in my free time and I hope to one day be a founder of a startup that integrates technology and environmental sustainability!
Elton Smole, CMC '23, Analyst

Elton Smole, CMC '23, Analyst

About Elton
I’m Elton, (my friends call me Tony) and I am a senior at CMC majoring in Philosophy & Public Affairs. I grew up in Washington DC, and I’m really excited to be joining the Risk & Resilience team at the REC this year! I love learning languages, watching foreign movies, and I’m very passionate about nature and the environment. My favorite book currently is Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac. I did a Keck Center research fellowship this summer on diplomacy and international conflict, and I’m excited to apply my research experience to environmental issues.
Ally So, CMC'21, Analyst

Ally So, CMC'21, Analyst

About Ally
Umit Suri, CMC '23, Analyst

Umit Suri, CMC '23, Analyst

About Umit
My name is Umit! I am a freshman at CMC. I am most likely going to major in science management. I am joining the energy team. When I am not doing work, I am either playing sports, videogames or hanging out with friends.
Marissa Talcott, CMC'23, Analyst

Marissa Talcott, CMC'23, Analyst

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Ben Willett, PIT'23, Analyst

Ben Willett, PIT'23, Analyst

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Kim Delgado Zamora, CMC'22, Analyst

Kim Delgado Zamora, CMC'22, Analyst

About Kim
My name is Kim, junior at CMC studying Environment, Economics, & Politics. I was born in Culiacán, Mexico and raised in Prescott, AZ. Super psyched to be working with the energy team this year! On campus I’m involved with 1Gen, QuestBridge, and ¡Mi Gente! I’m also a tour guide and FYG. In the past I’ve done the Appel Fellowship (pic is from one of my stops) traveling to National Parks, finding the barriers to gaining access to these places. I’ve interned in DC for Congressman Raul Grijalva. This past summer I interned at a non-profit called Grassroots Ecology doing restoration work, and a virtual internship through the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington.