Fordham University
New York, USA



Fordham Sustainable Ocean Alliance is dedicated to education, preservation of NYC's many marine habitats, and activism. Working within Fordham's honors program, the chapter helps to build bridges between different environmental groups on and off campus. By promoting events like the NYC climate march and hosting postcard parties to encourage students to contact their Congressional representatives, the chapter hopes to foster a lifelong love of our oceans, as well as a passion for political engagement. In the future, they hope to host more clean-up days, as well as seek grant funding from Fordham to pursue a research project relating to wave energy capture.

Robin Happel


Robin is an environmental studies major in Fordham's Rose Hill honors program. She is originally from Jonesborough, Tennessee, and has previously interned or volunteered for the Bronx Zoo, the U.N. Equator Initiative, and other environmental causes.