NYC Chapter

Our Team

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Nikita Scott

Nikita Scott

Chair
Nikita's Bio
Leaving Scotland to chase waves around the world, Nikita settled on New York City as her new home break. Having always believed that we should protect what we love, it was only a matter of time before she found her way to the Surfrider Foundation. Nikita started volunteering with Surfrider by leading a victorious campaign to defeat Port Ambrose, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) port proposed for off the coast of NY. In 2016, Nikita was elected Chair of the NYC Chapter where she has focused on growing the chapter by encouraging an inclusive community, expanding the chapter’s agenda and creating strategic partnerships. Nikita has also worked to elevate the value that the chapter can bring to the broader environmental movement, primarily through coalition work and she currently sits on the People’s Climate Movement NYC planning committee. Nikita has shared the work of Surfrider Foundation NYC at SXSW, the UN Youth Assembly, VICE and the Soho House Impact Series, is a recipient of the 2015 Wavemaker Award in Environmental Leadership and  been featured in Whalebone, The Daily Record and The Scottish National Herald. Professionally, Nikita works in the social impact sector and is a graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Please contact her here: chair@nyc.surfrider.org
Patrick Diamond

Patrick Diamond

Vice Chair and Lead for Rise Above Plastics
Patrick's Bio
Patrick is a surfer and environmentalist. He serves as Vice Chair and leads the Chapter’s Rise Above Plastics program that works to educate the public and reduce plastic pollution on our local beaches.  His love of the ocean and his desire to eliminate single-use plastic from his life and plastic pollution from our local beaches and waters led him to become a Surfrider member and volunteer. Please email him here:plastics.rep@nyc.surfrider.org
Carolyn Khoury

Carolyn Khoury

Secretary
Carolyn'sBio
I relocated to New York City after 10 years on the Pacific Coast, and am eating and surfing my way through the Big Apple! I love to surf, meet and volunteer with fellow ocean enthusiasts in this unique urban coastal environment, and especially work towards an ocean-friendlier city and more resilient coast for future surfers and residents alike.

Please contact our Secretary, Carolyn, here: secretary@nyc.surfrider.org

Bryant Law

Bryant Law

Treasurer
Bryant's Bio
Bryant is our treasurer. Please contact him here: treasurer@nyc.surfrider.org
Jason Camhi

Jason Camhi

Executive At Large
Jason's Bio
Jason is our Executive at Large. Please contact him here: atlarge@nyc.surfrider.org
Nick Lynn

Nick Lynn

Chair Emeritus
Nick's Bio
Please contact Nick here: nick@nyc.surfrider.org
Adriana Jovanovic

Adriana Jovanovic

Ocean Friendly Garden Lead
Adriana's Bio
Adriana leads our Ocean Friendly Garden program to help build gardens and bioswales. Please contact her here: OFG@nyc.surfrider.org
Blue Water Task Force

Blue Water Task Force

Water Quality Testing
Blue Water Task ForceBio
Blue Water Task Force is dedicated to testing the bacterial levels in Rockaway and Coney Island. If you’d like to know more or want to help, please contact: bluewatertaskforce@nyc.surfrider.org
Moe Magali

Moe Magali

Youth Coordinator
Moe's Bio
Moe leads our Rockaway Youth program to help kids get in the water and learn the value of a clean ocean. Please contact him here: youth@nyc.surfrider.org
Noelle Picone

Noelle Picone

Williams Pipeline Campaign Lead
Noelle's Bio
Noelle is our Williams Pipeline Campaign Lead. She organizes and leads our efforts to oppose the build. Please contact her here: campaign.rep@nyc.surfrider.org
James Leonzio

James Leonzio

Offshore Drilling Representative
James' Bio
James is leading the opposition against Offshore Drilling. Please contact him here: offshore.rep@nyc.surfrider.org

 

Christine Wu

Christine Wu

Marketing and Communications Manager
Christine's Bio

Christine manages Surfrider’s Marketing and Communications, which includes content creation, email marketing, event support, and campaign promotions, to increase awareness, action and support for the protection of our ocean, waves and beaches.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Christine has lived in Boulder, Beijing, London, and New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and a Master of Science degree from Columbia University.

A dedicated outdoor sports enthusiast, Christine taught skiing in Colorado and chased her first wave as a novice surfer in Bocas del Toro, Panama. She leverages her passion for clean water, healthy beaches, and marine conservation to help protect the world’s most sacred places for this and future generations.

Please contact her here: campaign.rep@nyc.surfrider.org

 

 

Ross Cauvel

Ross Cauvel

Website Coordinator
Ross' Bio
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Mailing Address:
Surfrider Foundation New York
P.O. Box 1236
New York, NY 10002