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Small Acts, Big Change

Projects & Collaborations * Recognition & Awards

For more details prior to 2017, please see LinkedIn.

Projects & Collaborations


Miss University of South Florida
-Created Miss University of South Florida-guided Tradition Keepers Program walks

Sigma Kappa Vice President of Programming

Religious Studies President (previous Vice President, Secretary, Yoga Instructor)
-Created and taught a yoga series for the USF Religious Studies Club to promote campus pluralism

Peace First Fellow (previous Design Team member)

Farm Sanctuary Youth Leadership Council

Athena's Advanced Academy Junior Instructor (created and teaches "Peacemakers: Taking Action for Positive Change")

Project Green Schools Student Advisory Board
- Represented US youth at a White House Champions of Change event

- Was a keynote speaker and represented US youth at United Nations Climate Change related events/COP21 in Paris, France

BALANCE Edutainment/Pacha's Pajamas
- BALANCE Edutainment provided mentoring on Conserve It Forward's Eat Aware Today initiative
- Voiced Abby Toad on Pacha's Pajamas: A Story Written by Nature
- Youth Council Member

Conserve It Forward, Inc. Founder and current Vice President
- Presentations & events; presentation topics include environment, frogs, the planet we want to inherit, youth action and leadership
- Care Cards (recruited volunteers from 8 countries to bring nature and positive messages through cards to over 4,000 people in all 50 states + Canada)
- Eat Aware Today (EAT) bookmarks and educational materials to help learn how our food choices affect the environment
- CIFRocks decorated and hidden throughout the United States
- Have worked with organizations world-wide over the years to provide community programming and educational materials (Camp Bayou, Brooker Creek Preserve, Froguts, Digital Frog, FrogLog, YouthLeadeR)
- TEDxYouth presenter

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Recognition & Awards

Sigma Kappa Sorority 35 Under 35
USF Honors College with 4.0 cumulative GPA recognition
USF College of Arts & Sciences Dean's List (2018-2019)
USF Involvement Challenge Graduation Recognition
2019 Davis Islands Garden Club Scholarship recipient
2018 New Member Outstanding GPA from USF Fraternity & Sorority Life
Global Citizen Scholar
Order of Omega
2019 USF Bulls for Kids Dancer Core Value Award
Miss University of South Florida
2018 International Yoga Sports Federation World Youth Champion/Gold Medalist
Phi Kappa Phi
Golden Key International Honors Society
2018 USF Homecoming Talent Showcase performer
2018 USA Yoga National Youth Champion/Gold Medalist
University of South Florida Provost Scholar
2018-2020 Florida Academic Scholar
2018 NSHSS Robert Shepperd Leadership Award
2018 P.E.O. STAR Scholarship recipient
2018 University of South Florida Directors Award
St. Petersburg College, graduated summa cum laude
Phi Theta Kappa
President's Honor List
2017 USA Yoga National Bronze Medalist
2017 All-American Athlete (National Congress of State Games)
2017 State Games of America MVP and Florida Flag Bearer

For more details prior to 2017, please see LinkedIn.


USF Homecoming Carnival and Student Tale
Miss USF Avalon Jade Theisen as a child
"Small changes are good and tend to bring about more changes that eventually lead to big ones. It's all about momentum. That first move can start a chain reaction that leads you to places you might never have expected." - Gene Baur
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