Closing a chapter in your life is never easy, especially one that has been filled with an abundance of laughter, growth, and impact. My time at Change is Simple over the past four and a half years has been a tremendous and transformative experience. I am so grateful to the organization, the students, and the supporters who have taught me so much about sustainability, education, and living your passion. Though it is hard to say goodbye, I am excited for the adventures that lay ahead as I begin to explore my other passions. I am sad to no longer be part of the Change is Simple team, but I will forever be cheering for their success from the sidelines. I wish the organization the best in their continued growth and future endeavors.
We started the new year by welcoming three new interns and a Lead Educator to the Change is Simple Team! Three Northeastern students will be with us for the next 6 months training and teaching in the classrooms, helping support us in the office and more! We are excited to welcome Julia, Katie and Arun. Read more about them below:
Julia Moore is a second year at Northeastern with a Human Services and Communications combined major and a minor in math. “After graduating I want to be a teacher because I love working with kids and want inspire future generations. I grew up in the small and very active town of Carbondale, Colorado where I was always outside hiking, biking, skiing, riding horses and playing sports. Living in such a naturally beautiful mountainous area I felt a connection to the environment from a very young age. Change is Simple is the perfect combination of these two aspects of my life, and I could not be more excited to be teaching a topic I feel so passionate about! I am looking forward to interacting with the kids and seeing first hand the immense impact of the Change is Simple programs. I am also excited to use this opportunity to become more sustainable in my own life!
Katie Neinast is a second year Environmental Science student at Northeastern University from Dallas, Texas. “I wanted to be a part of the Change is Simple team because I saw it as an opportunity to make a direct and positive impact in the environment. By educating the youth about sustainability and all the complicated interactions between organisms and ecosystems, we are arming future generations with the knowledge they will need to adapt to and mitigate the effects of global climate change. I’m thrilled to be able to help spread awareness and understanding about our earth as well as how we can better take care of it.”
Arun Venugopal from Chelmsford, MA is a Junior at Northeastern University Majoring in Physics + Music Composition & Technology. I wanted to intern here because Change is Simple sums up so many passions of mine, including science, hands-on technology, and working with kids in a real class environment. I’m thrilled to contribute as much as I can to both the behind-the-scenes work of environmental education and to the front lines of teaching the next generation of climate leaders!
My name is Ethan Janis, I hail from Foster, Rhode Island and graduated from Keene State College in 2016 with a degree in History and Environmental Science. Being the son of two whole hearted environmentalists, I have been exposed to the values Change is Simple emulates my entire life. Consequently, at an early age I developed passions for all things outdoors. From surfing, camping, fishing and hiking, my hobbies have reinforced my desire to preserve and protect the natural world around us. Given the scale of the environmental challenges we face, I have realized the need to empower younger generations to become the environmental stewards of tomorrow. All of this has brought me here to Change is Simple. As a teacher by trade, I am very much looking forward to getting into the classroom and supporting the vision of this organization. It is my hope that at Change is Simple I can do my small part to help change the world