Grades of Green’s Co-Executive Director, Allie Bussjaeger, is a featured alumni at California State University, Long Beach. Allie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in environmental science and policy from the university in 2011. To read more about Allie’s time at CSULB and how it brought her to Grades of Green, click here.

Grades of Green is excited to introduce our not one, but two Executive Directors! After being a part of the Grades of Green Team for over 15 collective years, Emily Gee-Berger and Allie Bussjaeger are stepping into the Co-Executive Director role. Formerly Grades of Green interns, coordinators, managers, and most recently the Co-Directors of Programs, Emily and Allie were honored to be selected for the Co-Executive Director position. Recently featured as one of VoyageLA’s Most Inspiring Stories, Emily and Allie are excited for this opportunity to continue fulfilling Grades of Green’s mission of inspiring and empowering students to care for the environment. In addition to their hands-on experience, Allie received her M.A. in Non-Profit Management and earned a Fundraising Certificate and Emily holds an M.A. in Public Relations and an MBA Certificate. Emily and Allie look forward to connecting with the community and serving Grades of Green students with the support of the amazing staff, board and volunteers.

Grades of Green has expanded and grown so much since it’s inception in 2009, and Co-Directors of Programs, Emily Gee Berger and Allie Bussjaeger, have been honored to be part of it all since the beginning! Allie and Emily were interviewed and featured in an article in Voyage LA focuses on highlighting the various stories in each unique neighborhood in Los Angeles, California. The article talks about Emily and Allie’s history with Grades of Green, and what makes the nonprofit so special. To check out the article, click here.