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Thank you to all of the team members & partners that let Compostology grow!🌱

COMPOSTOLOGY FAMILY

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ANGELINA XU

Co-Founder and Co-President

she/her   ◦    2021-present

Angelina is a 17-year-old community-based leader from Clarksburg, Maryland who is devoted to advancing environmentalism for youth within schools. Ever since she was a seventh grader, she has been working with Advika to start composting programs at schools across Montgomery County. As co-chair of Compostology, she has had the opportunity to lead postcard campaigns at 20+ schools, lobby in-person at the MD General Assembly, present at the 2021 Maryland Food Recovery Summit, and testify to the MCPS Board of Education and MD House multiple times. Thanks to her work for Compostology, she received the MD Governor's Youth Service Award and has been featured on the news numerous times. When she isn't working on Compostology, she's usually re-watching comfort Disney movies, working on SGA projects, and explore new hiking trails!

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ADVIKA AGARWAL

Co-Founder and Co-President

she/her   ◦   2021-present

Advika is a 17-year old student from Clarksburg, Maryland who attends Richard Montgomery High School. She loves all things related to organizing, engaging with younger students, and exploring the youth role in climate solutions. Advika has been involved in student government since 3rd grade and finds her passion in community service. After working in her regional and state student council as an environmental task force coordinator and special issues department director, she is motivated by the often-overlooked capability of any individual to start long-lasting conversations about change. Besides Compostology, her favorite thing to work on :), Advika also loves singing (especially Hindustani and Western classical styles), learning about modern art, and playing as many board games as possible with her family!

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EMILY LIU

she/her   ◦   July 2022 - present

Compostology Director

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SOPHIE NGUYEN

she/her   ◦   July 2022 - present

Compostology Director

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KAREENA GUPTA

she/her   ◦   June 2023 - present

Compostology Director

Kareena  is in the Class of ‘26 at the Poolesville HS Global Ecology magnet program. As a Compostology Director, she has worked tirelessly to start and manage a composting program at Wayside ES, and is now coordinating programs at other schools in Montgomery County! She also enjoys tennis, piano, dance, birding, and astronomy! You can contact her at kareena4532@gmail.com

EMAN ZIA

she/her   ◦   August 2023 - present

Compostology Director

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MADISON WATTS

she/her   ◦   August 2023 - present

Compostology Director

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Coalition to Re-Imagine School Waste

In August 2021, Compostology joined forces with the BCC High School Capital Compost team to bring school food waste diversion and recovery to the attention of Montgomery County and Maryland officials. These partnerships ensure our programs plant seeds for further change and opportunity for food waste action. Now, we're inviting other state teams to join our Coalition for guidance, group learning, and data-sharing.

advisors

maryland

Maryland Delegate Lorig Charkoudian

Maryland Delegate Jared Solomon

Montgomery County Council Member Gabe Albornoz

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Maryland Delegate Lorig Charkoudian

Maryland Delegate Jared Solomon

Montgomery County Council Member Gabe Albornoz

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