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Board of Directors


A resident of Rhode Island, Mikala Joly is a visual artist, middle school art teacher, and held the title of Miss Rhode Island Earth 2021. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and has since pursued a career as an art educator. Through her own art and teaching practices, she emphasizes how art can be used to promote environmental change through creative reuse and recycling. Mikala was the recipient of the Beauties for a Cause USA scholarship winner and recently attended the Ft Myers 2023 B4ACUSA mission trip.

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Board of Directors

President & Co-Founder

Laura is a certified Climate Reality Leader and recently held a diplomatic pass to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. She has organized service and educational missions to Nicaragua, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, as well as multiple statewide projects. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from William Jewell College. Laura lives with her husband and two children in Chicago.



Board of Directors

Secretary & Co-Founder

Born and raised in California, Brittany has lived recent years in the beautiful islands of Hawaii and the rolling countryside of Germany. Brittany is a passionate activist for environmentalism. Her service work has taken her to Austria, Colombia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. 

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Director of Non-Profit Programs & Co-Founder

Former Board of Directors

Originally from Southern California and raised in Arizona, Ariel has spent many years attending school and beginning her career in Washington, D.C. as a Healthcare Administrator. She gives her time frequently to charitable purposes including military appreciation, allergy awareness, and environmentalism.



Special Events Team

Keyace holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Florida International University. She is an accomplished member of the US Air Force, currently working as a Financial Management Journeyman. She previously served as Elite Miss Earth USA 2018.

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Still She Rose™ Program Manager

Based in New Hampshire, Maggie is a wife, mother and military veteran. She has been selected to manage the nonprofit's recently launched mental health and wellness program. Maggie enjoys her time impacting the lives of others as a physical education teacher, personal trainer and nutrition specialist. She excels in her abilities to connect with others and create a positive impact especially in the lives of women.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Marisa joins the B4AC USA leadership team after serving as the organization's national ambassador. Marisa oversees the partnership with We Clean Trails and other volunteer efforts. Currently residing in San Diego, she is a graduate of Stonehill College holding a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Business. She represented the United States at Miss World in 2018 and Miss Earth in 2021, earning the title of Miss Earth Air. Marisa launched We Clean Trails in 2020 and has the goal to expand the initiative to other state and local chapters. She also recently released her first children's environmental book Milo Saves the Earth, available for purchase on Amazon.

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