Current Interns

Natalie Kra

Originally from Maryland, Natalie moved to Los Angeles to pursue an environmental studies degree at the University of Southern California. She helped lead environmental campaigns on USC's campus and now as a recent graduate, she will be joining the Sustainable Works team as an intern for the Community Sustainability Program. She has always had a passion for combating environmental issues and has recently been working as an Urban Farm Educator, teaching people how to grow food in water and energy efficient ways through the use of aquaponics.  She hopes to use this internship as an opportunity to continue to educate and empower people to make needed changes in their lives to help protect our planet. 



Gordon Liu 

Gordon is an exchange student of UCLA as a W.T. Chan Fellow 2017. He is also a junior student of Sun Yat-sen University in China and majors in Business Administration. Gordon is looking forward to helping others and helping our earth to be more sustainable. As a business student, he wants to provide consulting services for Big Names Companies to save resources and be eco-friendly. In August, Gordon joined Sustainable Works as an intern and is involved in all of the programs and is working for a better world.



Mai Pham

Mai is studying Communications at Santa Monica College. Her interest in sustainability sparked after completing the Student Sustainability Workshop with Sustainable Works. As a Communications major, it inspired her to become a workshop leader, and empower others to make changes in their lives to protect the environment. Her passion for sustainability has extended to become the Librarian of the Seed Library of Los Angeles (SLOLA). She firmly believes in Sustainable Works' mission to educate and encourage the community to incorporate a sustainable lifestyle into the everyday life. From this internship, she hopes to learn more about the effective ways to promote sustainable practices in communities. She currently plans on applying to transfer to a four-year college.




Marina Mihailova 

Marina moved from Istanbul to the U.S. 6 years ago with the goal of continuing her education and working with the United Nations Refugee Agency  with climate refugees. In her second year of studies at Santa Monica College, she was introduced to the Student Greening Program lead by Sustainable Works. This peer-to-peer program changed her life by sheding light on how her daily actions affect the planet and has taught her how to live more sustainably. She also works with the Natural Resources Defence Council and Climate Action Santa Monica mentoring other interns and managing social media platforms.