ABOUT US

Coastalong Festival is a 100% bike and solar-powered eco-friendly concert run entirely by students. Founded in 2013, our aim is to demonstrate methods of alternative energy, while providing a fun, entertaining venue to increase awareness about sustainability, clean energy, and the environment. Every year we pride ourselves on expanding the reach of our festival and partnering with student groups and local organizations dedicated to environmental activism. Meet our current team of spokespeople below and drop us a line if you'd like to get involved.

Rachel Woods-Robinson - Founder, UCLA Alumna

Ecochella is my baby. It was conceived in August 2012, it grew to be big and strong and popped into the world on May 24, 2013.

Katie Pastor,  Senior Advisor

Fourth year / Environmental Studies & Communications

I love science communication, public radio, bovine mammals, and Ecochella! Contact me with general questions and anything pertaining to event logistics.

kpastor@g.ucla.edu

  Dana Cross, PR team   Third year / History  I love dogs and my job at the flower shop! P.S. my favorite flower is a dahlia.

Dana Cross, PR team

Third year / History

I love dogs and my job at the flower shop! P.S. my favorite flower is a dahlia.

  Anna Wells, PR team   First year / Global Studies  My favorite animal is a manatee, my favorite flower is a daffodil, and I'm so excited for this year's Coastalong!

Anna Wells, PR team

First year / Global Studies

My favorite animal is a manatee, my favorite flower is a daffodil, and I'm so excited for this year's Coastalong!

  Alyssa Delott, PR team   Third year / Communications with a minor in Spanish   New Yorker with a hankering for LA street food

Alyssa Delott, PR team

Third year / Communications with a minor in Spanish 

New Yorker with a hankering for LA street food

  Kaley Powers, Art + Design team   Second year / Fine Arts  Hi! I'm a second-year Fine Arts student from San Diego hoping to go into animation. Some of my favorite things are going to the Blick Art Store, Trader Joe's dark chocolate crisps, otters, and sci-fi books. I'm a huge animal lover, especially when it comes to my little chinchilla and two adorable bunnies, and I'm vegan (I try to be healthy but Oreos are vegan lol). A few of my top musical artists are Catfish and the Bottlemen, BORNS, and Vérité.  insta @ka._.pow   kapow.myportfolio.com

Kaley Powers, Art + Design team

Second year / Fine Arts

Hi! I'm a second-year Fine Arts student from San Diego hoping to go into animation. Some of my favorite things are going to the Blick Art Store, Trader Joe's dark chocolate crisps, otters, and sci-fi books. I'm a huge animal lover, especially when it comes to my little chinchilla and two adorable bunnies, and I'm vegan (I try to be healthy but Oreos are vegan lol). A few of my top musical artists are Catfish and the Bottlemen, BORNS, and Vérité.

insta @ka._.pow

kapow.myportfolio.com

  Khushi Jain, Marketing Team    I am a sophomore double majoring in cognitive science and economics. My interest include fashion and anything surrounding the business world.   coffee lover, designer, traveller, entrepreneur. insta: khushijain98

Khushi Jain, Marketing Team

I am a sophomore double majoring in cognitive science and economics. My interest include fashion and anything surrounding the business world.

coffee lover, designer, traveller, entrepreneur.
insta: khushijain98

  Ally Pratt, Marketing & PR Director   I am a hard-working, sloth-loving, die-hard Coastalong fan and I want to make this year's festival as fun and memorable as possible. Feel free to contact me regarding Coastalong's social media presence, any kind of promotional opportunities, and every kind of donation. (My email is allypratt@ucla.edu.)  insta @allyallypratt

Ally Pratt, Marketing & PR Director

I am a hard-working, sloth-loving, die-hard Coastalong fan and I want to make this year's festival as fun and memorable as possible. Feel free to contact me regarding Coastalong's social media presence, any kind of promotional opportunities, and every kind of donation. (My email is allypratt@ucla.edu.)

insta @allyallypratt

  Tania Mouchamel, Engineering Director   Second year / Mechanical Engineering

Tania Mouchamel, Engineering Director

Second year / Mechanical Engineering

  Aastha Chaudhary, PR team   Second year / Financial Actuarial Mathematics   Just a lover of coffee and nature looking for the next thing to make a pun out of.  insta @dreamonaastha

Aastha Chaudhary, PR team

Second year / Financial Actuarial Mathematics 

Just a lover of coffee and nature looking for the next thing to make a pun out of.

insta @dreamonaastha

  Tina Duong, Art + Design team    First year / Undeclared Humanities  insta @softpup

Tina Duong, Art + Design team

First year / Undeclared Humanities

insta @softpup

  Michelle Xu, Art + Design team   Second year / Communication Studies   In love with flowers, succulents, clouds, colors and the sky - and thankful to be working to spread love for this Earth!

Michelle Xu, Art + Design team

Second year / Communication Studies

In love with flowers, succulents, clouds, colors and the sky - and thankful to be working to spread love for this Earth!

  Sydney Benjamin, Marketing Team   First year / Environmental Studies and Pre-Communications Major  I'm a wildlife-loving, tea-drinking, tennis-playing San Diego native and super excited to spread love and eco-awareness at Coastalong!

Sydney Benjamin, Marketing Team

First year / Environmental Studies and Pre-Communications Major

I'm a wildlife-loving, tea-drinking, tennis-playing San Diego native and super excited to spread love and eco-awareness at Coastalong!

  Maggie Elgin, Sustainability Fair team   First year / Marine Biology  My name is Maggie Elgin and I'm from Reading Pennsylvania. I am currently a freshman at UCLA studying marine biology. I am passionate about the environment and the ocean. I love to go to beach and hanging out with my friends. I also play water polo and swim. A fun fact about me is that I am scuba certified.

Maggie Elgin, Sustainability Fair team

First year / Marine Biology

My name is Maggie Elgin and I'm from Reading Pennsylvania. I am currently a freshman at UCLA studying marine biology. I am passionate about the environment and the ocean. I love to go to beach and hanging out with my friends. I also play water polo and swim. A fun fact about me is that I am scuba certified.

  Aden Copeland, Sustainability Fair Co-Director   Second year / Biology  Pre-medicine student and earth enthusiast from Berkeley, CA! I work as a Sports Medicine intern for UCLA's D1 teams and do climate change research at the Sork Lab's California Oak Valley Project.

Aden Copeland, Sustainability Fair Co-Director

Second year / Biology

Pre-medicine student and earth enthusiast from Berkeley, CA! I work as a Sports Medicine intern for UCLA's D1 teams and do climate change research at the Sork Lab's California Oak Valley Project.

  Allison Chi, Music team   Second year / Geography  I love all things music! Check me out on UCLA Radio and helping out at KCRW. Come talk to me anything related to music and sustainability.  abductionradiation.tumblr.com

Allison Chi, Music team

Second year / Geography

I love all things music! Check me out on UCLA Radio and helping out at KCRW. Come talk to me anything related to music and sustainability.

abductionradiation.tumblr.com

  Leila Bushweller, Sustainability Fair Co-Director   Third year / MCDB  I'm an avid coffee-drinker, beach-goer, and dog-lover! My favorite sport is soccer and I've never met a fruit I didn't like.

Leila Bushweller, Sustainability Fair Co-Director

Third year / MCDB

I'm an avid coffee-drinker, beach-goer, and dog-lover! My favorite sport is soccer and I've never met a fruit I didn't like.

  Fiona Riddle, PR team   Fourth year / Psychology  My favorite animal is a shark, my favorite flower is a sunflower, and I love food. 

Fiona Riddle, PR team

Fourth year / Psychology

My favorite animal is a shark, my favorite flower is a sunflower, and I love food. 

  Maggie Shi, Art + Design team   Second year  / Communication Studies  I am originally from Texas and came to UCLA to meet new people and try new things! (And college, that too.) I'm currently on the graphics team for Daily Bruin and design with UCLA Radio, and I'm always looking for new ways to get involved with design!   www.coroflot.com/mashi

Maggie Shi, Art + Design team

Second year  / Communication Studies

I am originally from Texas and came to UCLA to meet new people and try new things! (And college, that too.) I'm currently on the graphics team for Daily Bruin and design with UCLA Radio, and I'm always looking for new ways to get involved with design!

www.coroflot.com/mashi

  Matthew Quigley, Music team   Second year / Neuroscience  I am a second year Neuroscience major and Global Health minor. I am from a small town from Southern Illinois, Alton (think corn and cows, not Chicago). I am about 30 minutes out of St. Louis, Missouri. As of now, I hope to go into the Peace Corps after I graduate to work in HIV/AIDS clinics in Africa, then go to med school and become a neurosurgeon. If that doesn't happen, I'll probably just become a famous actor or singer. I am beyond stoked to work with Coastalong and help promote sustainability through music!  insta @quigster4

Matthew Quigley, Music team

Second year / Neuroscience

I am a second year Neuroscience major and Global Health minor. I am from a small town from Southern Illinois, Alton (think corn and cows, not Chicago). I am about 30 minutes out of St. Louis, Missouri. As of now, I hope to go into the Peace Corps after I graduate to work in HIV/AIDS clinics in Africa, then go to med school and become a neurosurgeon. If that doesn't happen, I'll probably just become a famous actor or singer. I am beyond stoked to work with Coastalong and help promote sustainability through music!

insta @quigster4