May 29, 2014


Alumni Spotlight: Emma Giloth '04

Ten years after graduating from Greene Street Friends, Emma Giloth ’04 has started her own business in Senegal. She notes, “I am working with an association of Senegalese youth to produce and retail coconut products.” The business includes fresh coconuts for sale as well as coconut oil for cooking and beauty products.

Emma credits her Greene Street Friends science teacher, Andy Jickling, with nurturing her love and appreciation of the environment. She says, “He taught me about how important the environment is.” One aspect of her business is to plant trees along the coast to block out winds that lead to desertification and to contribute to deforestation.

To see a video about what she is doing and learn more about her fundraising campaign, click here