Meet the Green University 2012 Judges

Ashley Koff
Ashley Koff Approved

Ashley Koff, RD is an internationally renowned registered dietitian who’s “Ashley Koff Approved” (AKA) list is a tool to help consumers, media, and healthcare practitioners choose better quality groceries, dietary supplements, and prepared food. Koff regularly appears as an expert on TV, print, radio, and online including “The Dr. Oz Show,” “The Doctors,” ABC7, The New York Times, O! The Oprah Magazine, Whole Living, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Redbook, Women’s Health, The Huffington Post, and EmpowHer. Additionally, she writes freelance articles for many of these outlets. Koff started and continues to manage her AKA Craft Services makeover project for popular shows such as ABC’s “Private Practice,” and CBS’ “CSI: New York,” as well several major movies. She is currently a contributing editor for Natural Health Magazine, and on the advisory board of Fitness Magazine. Koff is the co-author of Mom Energy: A Simple Plan to Live Fully Charged. Based in Los Angeles, California, Koff maintains an international private practice and is faculty at NYC’s Beth Israel Integrative Medicine Center The Continuum Center for Health and Healing.

Karen Ress
National and International Sales Director, Aubrey Organics

Raychel Santo
PGC 2011 Champion, Student at Johns Hopkins University

Raychel is a junior double-major in Public Health Studies and Global Environmental Change & Sustainability at Johns Hopkins University. Originally from Dayton, Ohio, her passion for everything “green” began with her discovery of the sustainable food movement in her last few years of high school. As she voraciously read and watched every food and nutrition-related piece she could get her hands on, she stumbled into a passion that would fill her hunger for knowledge, justice, and a purpose in life. Upon arriving to college as a freshman, she co-founded a student group called Real Food Hopkins, a chapter of the national Real Food Challenge “committed to bringing local, sustainable, humane, and fair food to the Johns Hopkins campus and the surrounding Baltimore area.” Last year, she competed in Project Green Challenge and was named the PGC 2011 Champion. This year, she has served as a Campus Rep for PGC 2012. Raychel is also a 2012 Udall Scholar and a Research Assistant at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, where she works for the Meatless Monday campaign and other Healthy Monday campaigns.

Sara Shaw
TTG Board Member and Store Owner, Sarah Shaw

Having been raised and schooled in San Francisco, Sarah wanted to go East for college. After graduating from Boston University in 1986, Sarah went on to earn a secondary degree in Design which she put to use back in her home town at Levi Strauss. Eventually wanting to follow her entrepurnerial desires, Sarah left Levi Strauss in 1998 to open her own business. In the Spring of 1999 Sarah founded her eponymously named store, Sarah Shaw, on Sacramento Street in San Francisco and now splits her time between her retail business and her philanthropic endeavors. As a San Francisco native, Sarah has a history of philanthropy in her local heritage. Her grandmother, Martha Gerbode, founded The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation in 1961 and Sarah was the first grandchild to become a board member in 2012. Sarah also shares the Shaw Fund, a donor advised fund housed at the SF Foundation, with her brother Lionel. Together, Sarah and Lionel have been granting funds to Bay Area non-profits since 2006, primarily focusing on education and environment.

Caitlin Bristol
Global Manager, Green, eBay Inc.

A writer, designer, and sustainability strategist, Caitlin believes you can have your organic cake and eat it too. At eBay, Caitlin drives strategy and programs that leverage the power of eBay Inc. businesses to articulate and advance more sustainable forms of commerce – like the Patagonia Common Threads storefront, and the eBay Box reusable shipping pilot. She also serves as managing editor for green.ebay.com, the online home for the eBay Green Team, a community of 300,000+ people that have pledged to “buy, sell, and think green every day.” Before joining eBay, she managed content and lead creative for ecofabulous.com – a leading voice in stylish, sustainable living. There she worked on strategic programs and media campaigns with companies such as Intel, Safeway, Method, Sprint, Dwell, Levi’s, and Electrolux. When she’s not working towards the seamless integration of sustainability into our everyday lives, she can be found exploring the San Francisco Bay Area on two wheels.

Rachna Kejriwal
Marketing Director, Kejriwal Paper USA

An engineering graduate from Johns Hopkins University, Rachna spearheaded the US marketing of her family’s stationary business. She then realized the great possibility in using sustainable materials to manufacture paper. With a consumer stronghold, the business turned its focus to 100% recycled fibers and paper. Rachna has been a fierce advocate for recycled materials in paper and beyond with retailers and wholesalers in the US and beyond.