Meet The Team

A council led by talented young professionals with diverse backgrounds, skills, and expertise championing Climate Change and sustainability advocacy in Jamaica. Empowering youth and talented individuals to participate in environmental protection and resilience initiative in their own spaces – focusing on awareness, advocacy, and impact.

Meet our Executive Committee Members:

Eleanor Terrelonge

Executive Director

A proud Jamaican scientist and researcher who is passionate about national development, the advancement of science and innovation in Jamaica. Passionate about advancing scientific research and innovation in Jamaica, she is a dedicated research student exploring new antimicrobial compounds from soil bacteria. She is also an experienced laboratory demonstrator with a zeal for ensuring younger students develop a love for the sciences. Email at: eleanor@ourfootprintja.org

Emme Christie

Associate Director

Emme is a Fulbright scholar and Ph.D. Student at the State University of New York’s College of
Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF). Emme is a trained analytical & food chemist, preventive controls qualified individual, environmental, data and quality
management consultant with over 10 years of experience in professional practice. With interests in human
rights and justice, Emme is focused on assessing environmental policy and development from the lens of
historically marginalized populations such as indigenous peoples, women, LGBTQ+, and disabled
individuals. Email at: emme@ourfootprintja.org

Moya Fagan

Director of Information and Communications

Moya is a creative and very industrious individual who is efficient and talented in public relations and communications. Email at: moya@ourfootprintja.org

Zachary Weller

Director of Resource Management

Zachary is an outdoorsman through and through. While growing up, his free time was spent riding bicycles, climbing trees, and playing every available sport. This love for nature was a catalyst in his pursuit of engaging in renewable energy research during his undergraduate career. Environmental stewardship continues to play an important role in the principles he applies in his current role as a professional in the building industry.

Email at: treasurer@ourfootprintja.org

Kadisha Mitchell

Secretary

Kadisha, who hails from rural Jamaica, has developed a special bond with nature. Her personal experiences, the severity of the climate crisis, and her hope for the future have all inspired her to work in the climate movement. Climbing trees, reading, being outside, and helping people are some of her favourite activities. Email at: admin@ourfootprintja.org

Kymara Elliott

Outreach and Recruitment Co-Lead

Kymara has an avid interest in Environment, Education, Languages, Literature, and Writing. She is a Self-Published Children’s Author of the Book- Nature & Me: Book of Poems. She managed her very own Environmental Project: Green Care Thursdays where she facilitated several organizations to teach Inner-city Youths on aspects of Nature- Agriculture, Gardening, and Climate Change. Additionally, she is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in Primary Education at Mico University College.

Email at: outreach@ourfootprintja.org

Shaquille Heslop

Outreach and Recruitment Co-Lead

A graduate of the University of Technology and a lover of the natural sciences. He is a meticulous, hardworking, and ambitious individual who enjoys helping others where possible. He believes in working towards a greater cause to fully enjoy the intrinsic value that nature provides.

Email at: outreach@ourfootprintja.org

Dahvia Hylton

Research, Advocacy & Policy Development Co-Lead

Dahvia Hylton is an educator and a staunch advocate for environmental protection and women’s and children’s rights. She believes in employing an intersectional approach to these issues to ensure that justice and equity can be achieved for everyone, including those on the margins of society.

Email at: research@ourfootprintja.org

Geasean Johnson

Research, Advocacy & Policy Development Co-Lead

Geasean Johnson graduated from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in 2014 and was granted a scholarship soon after to read for his Master’s in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development at the Tongji University in Shanghai.
Geasean is a climate activist with a keen interest in the intersectionalities of climate change and social impact on vulnerable communities in Jamaica. In September 2021, he was selected as an ambassador for the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean by his peers.

Email at: research@ourfootprintja.org

Jerdayne Hayles

Public Relations and Communication Co-Lead

A finalizing student at the University of the West Indies. Jerdayne is extremely interested in environmental and resource economics. During his spare time, he enjoys photography and photo editing as well as reading classical literature. He is driven to offset externalities and promote sustainable development as he progresses academically.

Email at: pr@ourfootprintja.org

Edward Cunningham

Public Relations and Communication Co-Lead

Passionate Public Health Professional with more than seven (7) years of experience in coordinating environmental health programmes and community development initiatives through collaboration and inter-sectoral initiatives.

A creative marketer with varied experience engaging local, regional and international stakeholders.

Email at: pr@ourfootprintja.org

Ginnel Peart

Projects and Planning Co-Lead

Ginnel Peart’s passion for the environment and activism was born through her pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She acquired knowledge of the backlash from the ecosystem when its equilibrium is negatively impacted, and the active role we, as humans, play in it caused her to start educating others on how they can control the insect population without the use of harmful chemicals. As an avid and purpose-driven motivational speaker, Ginnel often draws on examples of the awe and majesty of nature to inspire others. It is this great passion that led to her great contribution to PRE-COP26 webinar, Save the Earth that Serves Us, in 2021 as a Youth Environment Ambassador.

Email at: projects@ourfootprintja.org


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