Founder and Director
Pangaea F has been raising support for the palm oil issue since 2013, when she began developing the Orangutan Gang. Today, Pangaea focuses on spreading the word about the palm oil issue through speeches and lesson plans. She also organizes booths and sales to raise funds, as well as discussing sustainability with large companies and zoos. Pangaea manages the Orangutan Gang website and all online business, as well as writing our newsletter, published every three months.
When Ms. Smith pursued her degree in human services, she was hoping she would find her calling. She had always had a desire to help people in any way, big or small. Ms. Smith is the manager and Ambassador Advisor of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development’s Young Scholars Ambassador Program, designed to “foster learning and civic engagement through community service, volunteerism and leadership in highly motivated and mature Young Scholars.” Ms. Smith has helped our founder, Pangaea, develop her project and get the word out about the palm oil issue.
Ms. Ekhoff has taught in the Boise School District at Treasure Valley Mathematics and Science Center for eight years. She teaches Research 1, Forensics, Anatomy and Physiology, and AP Environmental Science, and also oversees the internship class. Ms. Ekhoff has helped immensely in the development and distribution of the Orangutan Gang’s lesson plans.