Summit Leaders

2018 Summit Leaders 

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2018 Counselors & Staff

Maria Delgado


Maria Delgado

Maria is an alumna of Catawba College. She graduated as a member of the class of 2018 with a Biology major and a Chemistry minor. Maria was given the opportunity to be a counselor for the 2017 Summit, and she loved being part of such a great program. She enjoyed being able to talk to the students about her educational experiences as a biology major as well as engage with them while they participated in the activities. Some fun facts about Maria are that she plays soccer and that she is the oldest sibling in her family. 






Eleanor King


Eleanor King

Eleanor is an Environment & Sustainability major graduating in 2020. She has two concentrations, Natural Resource Management and Sustainable Planning & Leadership, in addition to her Political Science minor. Eleanor’s interest in the environment “stems from firsthand experience of water quality issues, human-animal conflict, and other issues in both metropolitan and rural areas.” Eleanor also loves being able to use photography to highlight environmental concepts, and she has recently started a website and blog, awildconservationist.com, dedicated to those concepts and more.







Holly Kuhn

Holly Kuhn

Holly is a member of Catawba College’s class of 2021 with a major of Environment and Sustainability-Integrated Marketing Communication. This will be Holly’s fifth year participating in the Summit because it is such an amazing opportunity to get hands-on experiences in the focus groups, and it allows for students to meet fellow students who may have the same interests. She is interested in the environment because she feels so passionately about protecting the Earth’s natural beauty. She also feels that she is making a difference by taking knowledge from her courses and implementing it in her everyday life to better her community. Fun facts about Holly are that she is double jointed in her elbow and fingers, she has a birthmark on her neck that her friend says looks like a map of the eastern hemisphere, time travel gives her anxiety, and she has 3 cacti and 3 succulents!






Taylor Marshall



Taylor Marshall

Taylor is a member of the class of 2021 at Catawba College. She is majoring in Business Administration with a focus in Entrepreneurship. She is excited to be a part of the Summit so that she can meet new people, learn more about the environment, and know about the different ways in which she can help protect the environment. Some fun facts about Taylor include that she loves to draw, she is an aspiring photographer, and her favorite cartoon is Steven Universe!









Shane McCormick



Shane McCormick

Shane is a member of the class of 2020 at Catawba College. He is majoring in Environmental Education and minoring in Biology. Shane is excited to work at the Summit because he loves the environment and enjoys teaching others, so this is a great opportunity to combine both interests. Some of Shane’s fun facts that he would like to share are that slugs have four noses, moray eels have two sets of jaws, and the planet is precious and what we do to it matters! 







Serena Musselwhite


Serena Musselwhite

Serena is a senior at Catawba College; she will graduate December 2018. She is majoring in Environment and Sustainability with a concentration in Natural Resource Management. When asked why she wants to work at the Summit, Serena responded: “I am excited to help facilitate interest in the environment for high school students as well as helping create critical thinking skills.” Her other interests include working with wildlife and natural resources as well as educating the public!








Chance Ratliff


Chance Ratliff

Chance is a member of the class of 2022 at Catawba College. He is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Natural Resource Management. “I am so excited to be a part of the Summit because it is where I found my love and passion of the environment four years ago! It inspired me to work towards a more sustainable future for everyone,” Chance says about his excitement for the Summit. Some fun facts about him are that Chance loves volleyball, hiking, and kayaking!








Matthew C. Rodriguez


Matthew C. Rodriguez

Matthew is a member of the class of 2020 at Catawba College. He is an Environment and Sustainability Major with Concentrations in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Education. When asked why he is interested in the environment, Matthew responded, “I merely found the path that my heart laid out for me and I followed it to find my passion for the environment and the continuation of the earth.” Matthew enjoys hiking, birding, and is becoming interested in gardening! 







Karina Trujillo





Karina Trujillo

Karina Trujillo is a member of Catawba College’s class of 2020. She is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Communications. Karina is looking forward to working at this year’s Summit because she enjoys working with the students and learning more about the environment we live in. A fun fact about Karina is that she loves chicken wings!

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