Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Leah McGruder is a rising senior undergraduate student at Northwestern University studying Social Policy and Spanish. She is passionate about educational policy and has worked with Chicago Public Schools students, teachers, and administrators. As a result, she is interested in examining how accessibility to sustainable practices in schools can benefit students and their communities. This summer, she will be working with the team on our Green Schools Program to organize and develop Green Schools programming for the upcoming school year. In her free time, Leah enjoys biking, doing yoga, and collecting plants.



Zoë Saldinger is a rising third-year at the University of Chicago pursuing a double major in Public Policy and Global Studies and concentrating in environmental studies. She has been a member of the Phoenix Sustainability Initiative for the past two years and a student representative to the University of Chicago Environmental Alliance for the past year. She is excited to work on the GreenBuilt Home Tour this summer and promote accessible sustainable living. Outside of school and work, Zoë enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and hiking.