Meet the Team

The Environment Now team is made up of San Franciscans from a wide range of backgrounds, with a variety of work and life experiences, all sharing a passion for protecting the environment. Learn more about our staff below.

Camea has been a part of the Environment Now team since October 2013. Prior to that she worked at the San Francisco Conservation Corps educating the public about zero waste and sorting their refuse into the correct bins at public events. She was then referred to the Department of Environment where she plans to expand her knowledge about zero waste and learn everything she is able to learn about the environment. Camea hopes to use those skills to land a career with a waste management company or pursue an apprenticeship in landscaping so that she can continue to do her part in helping our environment.

Jack joined the Environment Now program in October 2013.  Prior to that Jack worked as a Public Service Trainee at the San Francisco Human Service Agency. Jack has participated in many different projects such as Green Apartments, Zero Waste Commercial, and the Chinatown Campaign. In the future, he would like to continue his career in the environmental field.

Jian’s employment at the Department of the Environment began in October 2014. Previous to this job, he was a territory manager at US Foodservices Company. Currently, Jian works on many different projects such as residential and commercial zero waste, safe medicine disposal, and healthy homes. In the future, he wants to continue his career in the environmental field and finish his degree in project management.

Meka has been a part of the Environment Now team since November of 2014. Prior to that she attended Laney College to obtain her A.A. in construction management. She is also a graduate of Asian Neighborhood Design’s construction training. Meka is on the Board of Directors for the Shih Yu Lang YMCA located in the Tenderloin. At Environment Now, Meka focuses on commercial and residential zero waste programs, and on healthy homes. Meka’s professional goals are to continue to spread awareness, help low income neighborhoods, and go back to school to obtain her B.A. in construction management to further her career.

Penelope came to Environment Now in October of 2013, after working for the San Francisco Maritime Historical National Park as a store manager and event planner for over 6 years. She has worked on projects such as the Checkout Bag Ordinance, the Textiles Initiative, Zero Waste Commercial, Zero Waste Residential, and the Healthy Nail Salon Program. Her goal is to continue working with the public and assisting communities throughout the city while going back to school to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Sergey started with Environment Now in October of 2013. He has a master’s degree in engineering from the Almaty University of Power Engineering and Telecommunications in Kazakhstan. He has worked for many years as an engineer in both the water treatment and the renewable energy sector. He now works on Zero Waste Commercial, Green Apartments, and Zero Waste Residential. In the future he wants to be a professional environmental specialist for solving energy efficient problems and also developing renewable technology.

Yesenia is a graduate of Community Housing Partnership’s Recycling and Environmental Awareness Program, which she completed in March 2013. She joined the Environment Now program as an outreach associate in April of 2013 and has been a part of many different projects including Green Apartments, Residential Outreach and Commercial Zero Waste. In the future she hopes to work with children and teach them about caring for our Earth.