DoneGood is excited to announce our 2017 Summer Associates! After much consideration, the team decided on these five rockstars to join them. Hailing from all over the world, they each discovered DoneGood differently but hold the same values when wanting to use their dollar to do good.
Name: Kaitlyn Rippel
School: Graduated from Kansas State University
Graduation Year: 2016
What I studied in school: Sociology and International Studies, minors in Spanish and Entrepreneurship
How did you find out about DoneGood? I found DoneGood through the B Corp network
What are you most excited for this summer? Exploring Boston and going to outdoor concerts!
Do you have a favorite brand on the platform and if so, why are they your favorite? I’m a big fan of Groceries Apparel – I think their manufacturing process is fascinating and I love their laid-back style. (Would recommend their Arliss Jogger pant — super comfortable!)
If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go? Greece- my cousin is living there currently and it has always been on the list of places I want to see.
Hobbies? Hiking and camping, live music, and 3-event waterskiing (when accessible :))
Favorite ice cream flavor? Mint chocolate chip
Name: Eana Meng
School: Harvard College
Graduation Year: Class of 2019
What I study in school: History & Science (which is one degree!)
How did you find out about DoneGood? I found out about DoneGood my freshman year. I had recently started paying a lot of attention towards what I was buying, especially with school supplies. I realized that if students made the shift towards buying eco-friendly supplies, we could make a substantial impact. I then stumbled upon DoneGood at a school event, loved the concept, and have been an ardent supporter ever since!
What are you most excited for this summer? I’m excited to pursue my passion for the environment this summer! Not only will I be working for DoneGood, I will also be creating short films to explore my campus’ sustainability efforts. I’m also really happy to be home to spend time with my family and friends.
Do you have a favorite brand on the platform? I love United by Blue because they are very transparent with their commitment to the environment. They have frequent “Cleanups” where volunteers pick up trash on beaches, rivers, parks – and they have removed 1,025,000 pounds so far! I really respect United by Blue’s ethos of putting their philosophy into practice by getting back to the Earth and taking care of it, quite literally, from the ground up.
If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go? I’m really happy with where I am right now, figuratively and literally! I feel that I am surrounded by this incredible energy that drives me, and I don’t want to take it for granted.
Hobbies? I love reading, reflecting, writing, cooking, playing piano, creating films, watching movies, gardening, enjoying nature and … more reflecting!
Favorite ice cream flavor? Matcha!
Name: Jorge E. Carmona
School: University of St. Francis
Graduation Year: 2012
What I studied in school: Psychology with a focus on Child and Cognitive disciplines. I recently graduated from a coding bootcamp called Coding Dojo in Chicago
How did you find out about DoneGood? I came across DoneGood while going through AngelList. After reading about the company in the description, I googled some more and found that I had very similar views as DoneGood, so I decided to join the team!
What are you most excited for this summer? This summer I’m super excited about the concerts in Chicago. I plan on going to Lallapalooza, Riot Fest, and all the great bands coming through Chicago.
Do you have a favorite brand on the platform? I think Boots & Arrow is awesome. I have family dog and I think he would look pretty stylish in one of those collars. Since I do a lot of running on my free time, Atayne would be a great store for me. Looks great, functional, and all the while a great company with an awesome purpose.
If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go? I would go Mexico. I was born in Illinois, but I visit Mexico once in awhile to see some family. I think there is so much great potential there. I would try to start a coding school in my mom’s hometown. Teaching others, from young children to older adults, that technology is there to help them and we all can master it for our benefit. I hope to help them realize what can be done for their community through technology and to become more active in the political process.
Hobbies: I do run a lot. I used to run all throughout high school and college. I also love finding new breweries and trying out unique beers and spirits. I’m constantly reading the news and articles. I’m starting to work with TensorFlow which is machine learning framework. I’m very much interested in AI and how to use in the best use for our society. I try to read every piece of literature I can that has something to do with MI and AI. It just fascinates me.
Favorite ice cream flavor? Rocky road and blueberry sherbet.
Name: Carolina Pinheiro Bicalho
School: London Business School
Graduation Year: 2018
What I study in school: Currently getting my MBA!
How did you find out about DoneGood? Through a Mashable article.
What are you most excited for this summer? Drinking wine in the parks when it’s sunny – the London equivalent of going to the beach 😉
Do you have a favorite brand on the platform? Patagonia, because they proved an ethical business can grow and be economically sustainable.
If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go? Cape Town, South Africa!
Hobbies? I love to cook!
Favorite ice cream flavor? Mango
Name: Samantha Kirsch
School: Cornell University
Graduation Year: 2018
What I study in school: Majoring in Fiber Science & Apparel Design Management & Marketing (long name, I know!) and working on minors in Environmental Science & Sustainability, Business, & Developmental Sociology
How did you find out about DoneGood? An old boss of mine knew of my interest in socially responsible brands and introduced me to the DoneGood Team! The B Corp community is great!
What are you most excited for this summer? Two of my good friends are getting married in August! I’m really excited to see them tie the knot and to be involved with the festivities!
Do you have a favorite brand on the platform and if so, why are they your favorite? I have so many favorite brands on the platform but I’m going to go with Amour Vert for this. Amour Vert is everything I like but they always add a twist that I wouldn’t expect or necessarily want, but in this way they challenge and push my style! Super classy and comfy with a great sale section.
If you could travel anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go? Bordeaux, France. I have family that lives nearby and have been there a couple times but haven’t had the chance to just explore the city and wander around and would love to do that.
Hobbies? Hiking, blogging, reading, and power napping!
Favorite ice cream flavor? Cake batter!