Stephanie Keller
Education Projects Manager

Charlottesville, VA (Wahoowa!)

Stephanie keeps the information flowing between Roots & Shoots and JGI Africa Programs, and helps drive the community mapping bandwagon. When not tied to her phone/computer you can find her making a mess in the kitchen, lost in a book, boating on the Chesapeake Bay, or hiking the backcountry with her trailblazer lab, Cali.

Kamilah Martin

National Director

Orlando, FL (via P.G. County Maryland and Brooklyn, NY)

Kamilah supports the growth of the Roots & Shoots program, directs the vision for our National Youth Leadership Council, and has been working with educators in the U.S. since 2012 to help bring Dr. Jane’s philosophy of youth leadership and conservation stewardship into the classroom through high-impact, hands-on service learning. When not crossing things off the to-do list, you’ll catch her trying new recipes, taking pics, hiking, or getting lost outside somewhere (totally on purpose, though!).

Hope Martinez

National Youth Leadership Council Manager

Los Angeles, CA

Hope works with the coolest young people ever, the National Youth Leadership Council. She helps them hone in on their already existing leadership skills so they may be the agents of change needed to guarantee a healthy tomorrow! She is a proud mother and artist.

Erin Viera-Orr


Los Angeles, CA

Erin helps drive the long-term strategy and is responsible for ensuring that Roots & Shoots is impactful and current in this constantly changing, modern day world. Erin shares an office with her two k-9 co-workers Lily and Baxter (don’t say anything but they’re not very productive.) When not working they like to hike, go camping or simply walk into town for a yummy bite to eat.

Laurel Watkins

Youth Programs Grant Management & Evaluation Coordinator

Vienna, VA

Laurel is a former Roots & Shoots Youth Leader who now helps manage our Youth Programs grants. She works with International Roots & Shoots offices to help ensure the resources necessary to implement the wonderful work being done globally. In her spare time, Laurel can be found crafting, reading, or exploring new places with friends.