President | Michael Salama (he/him)
Michael Salama, class of 2024, is the president of the Princeton Conservation Society and the director of the Youth Climate & Conservation Summit. He is a member of Princeton’s Department of History, where he focuses on social movements in 20th Century Latin America. Michael is also fascinated by water supply systems and their adaptability to a changing climate, which has led him to study community–led efforts to secure water access in Central Perú. In his downtime, he enjoys recording music, playing football, and receiving Human Rabies Immune Globulin treatment. Michael is from Westchester, New York, but is always dreaming of far-away mountains.
Vice President | Connie Gong (she/her)
Connie Gong is Princeton Conservation Society’s Vice President and former Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. A member of Princeton’s class of 2025, she is a prospective Sociology major, with minors in Environmental Studies and African Studies. On campus, she works as a Writing Fellow, attends as many spin classes as she can, and thinks about how to use social science to drive good policy. She’ll make any excuse to be outside during golden hour.
Treasurer | Kathleen Bishop (she/her)
Kathleen Bishop, Class of 2024, is Princeton Conservation Society’s treasurer. She is a Civil and Environmental Engineering major who hopes to develop sustainable technology to mitigate the impacts of climate change. Growing up camping with her family in Minnesota sparked her joy for nature and the outdoors. Her passion for conservation and environmental activism grew as the camp grounds she camped at were threatened by oil mining. She really enjoys working with other students in PCS to tackle today’s environmental issues. In addition to PCS, Kathleen is a member of the Princeton Women’s Volleyball team.
Secretary | Marissa Bornn (she/her)
Marissa Bornn is the Secretary of the Princeton Conservation Society and a member of the Class of 2025. She is a prospective Ecology & Evolutionary Bio major with a certificate in Neuroscience and is from the beautiful US Virgin Islands where her life in the ocean sparked her interest in marine conservation and sustainability. On campus, she works at the SCRAP lab, is the Costume Coordinator for Raqs Belly Dance, and is on the board of the Princeton Mixed Association. She enjoys doing anything outdoors when it’s warm and waits impatiently for Winter to end.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Chair | Julianne Somar (she/her)
Julianne Somar is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion chair for the Princeton Conservation Society. She is a member of the Class of 2026, and has an intended concentration of Architecture, with certificates in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies. In her future, Julianne hopes to explore the bounds of sustainable housing. If not talking about the importance of walkable communities, she can be found crocheting or re-organizing her Spotify playlists.
President Emeritus | Mae Kennedy (she/her)
Since joining PCS in 2019, Mae Kennedy has served as the group’s Secretary, Treasurer, and President. In the Princeton Class of 2024, she is studying Ecology & Evolutionary Biology with a certificate in Latin American Studies. Mae has broader interests of how mycology, botany, conservation, and Indigenous rights can intersect. She also enjoys being a barista at The Coffee Club, a student-run coffee shop on campus. Through her travels and stays in many diverse landscapes, from Virginia to Argentina, she has developed a profound fascination and love for the Earth.