Joyce Rice is the staff person for the Student Environmental Center. She works specifically with the sustainability organizations with the Student Organizations, Advising and Resources (SOAR). She plays an integral role in bringing change to the campus and implementing student learning models and projects. Contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kevin Green -Green Building Coordinator-
Kevin Green is a senior environmental studies & econ combined major. He has worked with the Waste Prevention campaign in previous years, in which he piloted our Slugware project. Slugware is a set of reusable bamboo tableware that helps to divert the use of one-time-use cups, plates, bowls, and silverware. As a Green Building coordinator, Kevin is working on a living greenhouse at the College Eight Garden that uses sustainably controlled hydroponics systems. Contact him at email@example.com.
Carmen Gutierrez - Fiscal Coordinator-
Hi guys! My name is Carmen Gutierrez I am a second year here at UCSC and I am the Fiscal Coordinator/Co-Chair member for the Student Environmental Center. My proposed major is Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and a double major in Anthropology. I originally joined this organization to get involved in the school but soon I realized how amazing it is. Although dealing with Fiscal was not my first choice I soon realized that my role in SEC is not just dealing with budgetary needs. I have learned that as a Fiscal Coordinator I get a more behind the scenes and an overview of each campaigns within SEC. I am also part of the SEC’s Co-Chair in which we plan the agendas for our meetings and is more a leadership role. Getting involved with SEC has been one of the most growing experiences I have had in UCSC. If there are any questions you have don’t hesitate to email me at Cgutier9@ucsc.edu. I would love to hear anyone’s comments or questions.
Ariel Lee - Outreach Coordinator -
Hey! I'm Ariel and I'm the outreach coordinator. I'm a 3rd year environmental studies major, and decided to get involved with the SEC during Spring 2013. Instead of joining a single campaign, I decided to become an outreach and media intern to promote each individual campaign. Being part of the SEC has broadened my networks and connections with the many different sustainability initiatives and organizations on and off campus. This quarter, my main objective is training to be a co-chair. I know that working with the SEC is a golden opportunity, and I am very excited to take on this leadership role! Here are a few things that I really like: cooking, baking, movie theaters, bowling alleys, scary movies, pizza, and exploring! You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My campaign meetings are on Mondays from 12:30-1:30 PM at the College Eight Cafe.
"We're almost there and nowhere near it. All that matters is we're going." - Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
Ethan Miska - Waste Prevention Coordinator -
Hi! I’m Ethan. As coordinator for SEC’s Waste Prevention campaign, I seek to address all forms of waste. I’m interested in broadening the campaign’s mission to promote consumption reduction among the student body overall. The SEC and other organizations at UCSC have already done a lot of work toward reducing waste, through measures like the composting of food waste at on-campus events. I would like to further that work, and to expand the SEC’s waste prevention efforts to include water, energy, and our resources in general.
If any of this interests you, consider getting involved! We have opportunities for campaign coordinators, volunteers, and interns. For questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact email@example.com. Thanks!
McCall Williams - Drop Your Own Drip Coordinator -
Hey! My name is McCall and I’m a second year Environment Studies major and I joined the Student Environmental Center in Fall 2014. I am now the campaign coordinator for Drop Your Own Drip which is a water conservation campaign that is working to promote awareness about droughts around the world as well as how crucial it is to conserve water. I have always dreamed of changing the world, but now I am actually taking the steps to do so. The most important thing that I have learned throughout my time studying at UC Santa Cruz is that no one person can tackle all environmental issues; but that everyone can find their issue to tackle. In this way, as a community, we can change the world. If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alyssa Billys - College Eight Garden Coordinator -
Hi everyone! I am Sarah Roy and I am a coordinator for the College 8 Garden with Alyssa Billys. I am an Environmental Studies major and love to be outside getting dirty with the sprout-lings. We teach a one unit course at the College 8 Garden that meets every Tuesday from 4-5:30 pm. Alyssa and I also have a weekly campaign meeting at Thimann Greenhouse on Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00. For any questions or volunteer activities, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Sophie Barnhorst - Students for Organic Solutions Coordinator -
Hello! My name is Sophie Barnhorst and I am the Students for Organic Solutions (SOS) Coordinator. I'm a junior Politics major and my initial goal was to minor in Environmental Studies but since UCSC doesn't offer ENVS as a minor, I felt that the Student Environmental Center was the perfect outlet for me to make connections and broaden my networks within the sustainability community, become more knowledgeable on sustainable practices, and then share that knowledge with the larger UCSC community. I decided to become involved in the SOS campaign mostly because of my love of food. In addition, I wanted to learn more about sustainable farming practices and organic solutions to our twisted food system that is currently in place. When I graduate, I hope to take what I have learned while in school and in the SEC and apply that to Environmental Policy. In my free time I really enjoy cooking and baking, hanging out with my family and friends, walking/running on West Cliff, and doing ballet. If you are interested in the projects SOS is doing or have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our SOS campaign meetings which are Mondays from 2:00-3:00 pm at the Thimann Greenhouse.
Lily Urmann - Earth Summit and Blueprint Coordinator -
Hello! My name is Lily Urmann, and I love being a part of change. I have always been engaged in my community, starting from my roots in Berkeley. I hosted a series of Dance benefits for the refugees in Sudan, which got me thinking how much motivation one person can make. I have always had a deep passion for the environment, and I believe it's important that people make sure future generations can also benefit from it's beauty. As a sophomore Biology and Pre-Med student here at UCSC, I couldn't think of a better way to get involved than to take on the task of being the Chancellors Undergraduate Intern as the Earth Summit and Blueprint Coordinator with the Student Environmental Center. I am excited to take this challenge, so I can learn and grow from new experiences!
The Blueprint Breakouts will be happening this Fall and Winter quarter, leading up to the 13th Annual Earth Summit! Keep an eye out for upcoming events so you can make a difference on our great campus.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead
Julie Foster - Personnel Coordinator -
Howdy fellow slugs! Julie is my name and sustainability is my game. If I am not working on projects as the Personnel Coordinator for SEC, you can usually find me promoting bike ridership or working toward my BA in Environmental Studies. I am a Whovian, bike lover, and ailurophile. My primary passions are sustainable transportation and environmental vegetarianism. When I became involved with the organization I was just looking for something productive to do with my time--I had no idea how much the Student Environmental Center would help me grow as a student, as a professional, and as a leader. My experience here has been invaluable and I hope to use my knowledge to work for non-profits in the future. It has been so inspiring to see how much students can accomplish when they come together! If you want to know more about SEC, how to get involved, or what kind of projects we do, please feel free to send me an email! email@example.com