Summer Rayne Oakes is an entomologist and environmental scientist by training. In 2000, she slung her hiking boots to her travel pack and embarked on a journey of cause-related modeling to push sustainability issues through fashion and media. Oakes' work spans multiple disciplines, all of which are deeply imbued in environmental research. Her studies in organic contaminants & environmental health, mine reclamation, rain forest regeneration, invasive species, landscape impact analysis, aquatic entomology, sustainable development, and green jobs overlap with her modeling with a cause, for which she is largely recognized.
She is now a resident expert and advisor for Discovery Network's new channel, Planet Green and Treehugger.com. She travels the world as a model, consultant, and spokesperson, assisting companies, organizations, and events on sustainability issues,
while always adding a little of her own personal style. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for her first book on sustainable fashion and beauty coming out this December-January entitled, "Style, Naturally: The Global Guide to Sustainable Style & Beauty."