Abby Plummer | President, Co-Founder
Abby Plummer has recently graduated from Northeastern University. During her time with the university, she completed three co-op work experiences in Washington, D.C., Athens, Greece, and Boston, MA. For her most recent co-op, she worked with the Boston Public Schools Office of Equity. Abby worked with the Best Buddies and Room to Read clubs, as well as serving in elected positions on the Executive Board and Board of Directors of the Northeastern International Relations Council, which hosts and participates in model competitions, and competing on the Club Swim Team. Abby is a native of Connecticut and has had a lifelong interest in education and government. Since graduating, Abby has been working with an immigration law firm in Boston.
Ryan Maia | Executive Vice
Ryan Maia is a fifth-year International Affairs and Philosophy double major at Northeastern University. Ryan has done volunteer work for a number of nonprofits, including United Somali Youth, United South End Settlements, Generation Citizen, and Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto. He actively participates in model international debate competitions as a member of Northeastern's International Relations Council. Ryan's Northeastern education has taken him to Singapore, Ireland, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Australia, and he has worked at Climate Action Business Association, Field First, the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, and the Institute for Economics and Peace in Sydney. After graduation, Ryan hopes to pursue a career promoting global and local climate action, development, humanitarianism, and peace.
Paola Stuparich Nouel | Vice President of Recruitment
Paola is an Environmental Studies major in her second year at Northeastern University. Currently she is on Co-op in Northeastern's own Green Office where she works to advise staff and faculty on how to be more sustainable. Paola loves to travel and has already completed one international dialogue during which she traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece and studied political science. In her spare time on campus Paola is involved in Kaliente, Northeastern's Latin Dance Group along with EcoScholars. More than anything, Paola loves this planet and is passionate about spreading that love, whether it be with faculty and staff at Northeastern or the students she has worked with through EcoScholars!
Olivia Chagnon | Co-
Vice President of Curriculum
Olivia is a second-year Biology major and Environmental Studies minor at Northeastern. In her free time she volunteers to spread awareness for pediatric cancer patients with Love Your Melon, goes on trips with NUHOC, and serves as the Vice President of the Northeastern Farmer’s Market. She loves skiing, hiking, and endlessly talking about her beloved home state of New Hampshire. Olivia grew up traveling the fifty states in her family’s RV, which has allowed her to see some of the most beautiful places that the country has to offer. She hopes that through EcoScholars, she can do her part in educating others about the impacts of climate change and advocating for environmental protection!
Kai Gravel-Pucillo | Co- President
Kai is a third-year Environmental Science and Psychology double major at Northeastern University. He just completed his first Co-op with the New England Aquarium working as an aquarist for the penguin colony. When he’s not hanging out with penguins, Kai contributes as a layout designer for Northeastern’s science magazine NUSci. He also enjoys traveling, and was fortunate enough to spend the spring semester of his freshman year studying abroad in Thessaloniki, Greece. Through EcoScholars Kai hopes to spread awareness of environmental issues and inspire young students to combat climate change in their day-to-day lives.
Anna Donnelly | Vice President of Partnerships