Our team consists of Reed College students as well as volunteers from Chinese high schools and universities. We are a group of proactive, visionary, and energetic people with experience in education and entrepreneurship. We care about education, animal rights, environment, human rights, civil rights and social action.

Founding team   (from left to right):   Liat,   Ivy,   Madison,   Ziyuan

Founding team (from left to right): Liat, Ivy, Madison, Ziyuan


TEAM MEMBERS

Liat Kastner  I am a junior, Environmental Studies and Political Science major from New Jersey. I am passionate about social justice, and have devoted my time to understanding the problems of communities, and creating avenues for positive change. I have over seven years of experience educating children with a spectrum of needs, have worked for the  Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability , have contributed to sex and gender positive education within and outside my school, have lobbied for environmental legislation in New Jersey. I am currently the  Sustainability Coordinator  and a  Peer Health Advocate  at Reed College.

Liat Kastner I am a junior, Environmental Studies and Political Science major from New Jersey. I am passionate about social justice, and have devoted my time to understanding the problems of communities, and creating avenues for positive change. I have over seven years of experience educating children with a spectrum of needs, have worked for the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, have contributed to sex and gender positive education within and outside my school, have lobbied for environmental legislation in New Jersey. I am currently the Sustainability Coordinator and a Peer Health Advocate at Reed College.

Ziyuan Zhong   I am a freshman, Mathematics and Computer Science major from Beijing, China. I am interested in justice, which in my mind is in our daily life. My definition of justice is doing others benefit without considering your own cost and benefit. I am trying to practice this belief now. As for myself, I had lots experience of NGO and training as I once was one of the leaders in the  Junior Achievement Organization  in my high school for over two years. I like teaching kids so I did lots of Chinese tutoring in the past year.

Ziyuan Zhong  I am a freshman, Mathematics and Computer Science major from Beijing, China. I am interested in justice, which in my mind is in our daily life. My definition of justice is doing others benefit without considering your own cost and benefit. I am trying to practice this belief now. As for myself, I had lots experience of NGO and training as I once was one of the leaders in the Junior Achievement Organization in my high school for over two years. I like teaching kids so I did lots of Chinese tutoring in the past year.

Ivy He  I am a freshman, History-Literature major, from Hefei, China. I am passionate about animal welfare, low-income populations, and gender equality. I have participated in animal and environmental protection, and also have training and leadership experience. I have been actively interacting with students K-12, and communicating with school teachers and psychologists. I am currently an intern for  HEART  and a volunteer for the educational program of  Oregon Humane Society . Click  here  to see more of my story. 

Ivy He I am a freshman, History-Literature major, from Hefei, China. I am passionate about animal welfare, low-income populations, and gender equality. I have participated in animal and environmental protection, and also have training and leadership experience. I have been actively interacting with students K-12, and communicating with school teachers and psychologists. I am currently an intern for HEART and a volunteer for the educational program of Oregon Humane Society. Click here to see more of my story. 

Madison Young   I am a sophomore, Studio Art major from Oklahoma. I care deeply about changing the environmental impact of humans, and creating an ethical and sustainable future.  effecting positive change in our world is important, and I’ve found teaching to be an extremely rewarding means. I taught for the  Science Outreach Program  at Reed, and am currently an intern for  HEART   where I  teach humane education at after-school programs.

Madison Young

I am a sophomore, Studio Art major from Oklahoma. I care deeply about changing the environmental impact of humans, and creating an ethical and sustainable future.  effecting positive change in our world is important, and I’ve found teaching to be an extremely rewarding means. I taught for the Science Outreach Program at Reed, and am currently an intern for HEART where I  teach humane education at after-school programs.

Michael Song   I am a senior, biochemistry and molecular biology major from Washington. I believe that good stewardship of our planet is contingent on access to education. It has been an incredible privilege to attend Reed and I feel it is important for young people to give back and be active in their communities. While at Reed, I've volunteered at  Randall Children's Hospital  and at the  Boys and Girls Club  and I am passionate about motivating others to start getting more involved.

Michael Song

I am a senior, biochemistry and molecular biology major from Washington. I believe that good stewardship of our planet is contingent on access to education. It has been an incredible privilege to attend Reed and I feel it is important for young people to give back and be active in their communities. While at Reed, I've volunteered at Randall Children's Hospital and at the Boys and Girls Club and I am passionate about motivating others to start getting more involved.


Guest Instructor

Mandy Schmit

Click here for more of Mandy's story

Click here for more of Mandy's story

B.S. in Animal Behavior Ecology and Conservation(ABEC)
Minors in Anthropology and Anthrozoology
from Canisius College, Buffalo, NY

Canisius Ambassador for Conservation (CAC)
Outdoor guide for children at a wildlife refuge

Current M.Ed. student at Institute for Humane Education & Valparaiso University
"I love being able to learn about topics such as environmental ethics, animal protection, and human rights with a focus on how to teach these topics to others, and always in the end incorporating solutionary ideas for how to work together to solve them. I believe that this is the future of education, and the best way for a brighter future for the entire world, which is why I am ecstatic to be joining the Humaneness 101 team in China this summer! "

PARTNERS


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