Hello, my name is Lisa Hall. I am one of the campaign coordinators for the College 8 garden. I am a third year working on my degree in ecology and evolution. I love working in gardens and getting a more personal relationship with the food I eat. We will be teaching a class about agriculture sustainability and gardening skills. We grow all sorts of plants including vegetables, flowers, and fruit trees. If you are interested in working in the garden or have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Tatiana Gefter - Green Building Coordinator -
Hi there, my name is Tatiana Gefter! I'm currently a fourth year studying Biology and Environmental Studies. I truly believe that we should be the change we wish to see so I thought what better way than joining the Student Environmental Center! I've recently taken over the position of Green Building Coordinator, taking on the task of building another aquaponics system on campus and keeping up the current one located next to the College 8 garden. Beforehand, I have interned with grad student Sharifa Crandall on multiple projects that examined the effects of climate change to our local ecology. In my free time I'm either raiding food blogs, scoping out concerts, getting lost in a museum or taking on my new favorite activity, bouldering! For any questions email me at: email@example.com
Ian Barker - Fiscal Coordinator -
Hey! My name is Ian Barker and I am currently the Fiscal Co-chair of the SEC. I'm currently in my fourth year studying Environmental Studies with a focus in policy and political economy. After joining the SEC in spring, I have been able to witness the effect students can have in changing the world. And I am inspired to help promote sustainability on campus! My experience in the SEC will help me on my career path of working in an environmental non-profit. I am very excited about the work the will be done this coming year and the years after. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucia Calderon - Outreach Coordinator -
Hi there! I'm Lucia and I love food, floating in the ocean, train rides... and food! I was originally a Marine Biology major, but my decision to get involved with the SEC opened my mind to all the things I could do in the Environmental Studies sphere. I first worked as an outreach intern for the Blueprint/Earth Summit campaign, and decided to continue outreach and media for the entire organization. Being part of the SEC has broadened my networks and connections with the many different sustainability initiatives and organizations on and off campus. I also currently intern at a non-profit organization called Island Conservation and am a resident assistant and tour guide on campus. Please email me at email@example.com if you have any questions or are interested in an outreach position!
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine- and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman
Angela Harris -Advisor-
Angela is the staff advisor for the Student Environmental Center, Education for Sustainable Living Program, and Campus Sustainability Council. Angela brings her experience as a SOAR Advisor, as well as having been an Outreach and Development Manager for the non-profit Earth Care, to this role. She also worked as an administrative and volunteer coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in her home state of New Mexico. Angela holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from UCSC, and was active in the "Enviroslug" organizations as an undergraduate. She offers strengths in shared leadership, environmental advocacy, organizational development, and fiscal management to further the student run, student led sustainability movement on our campus!
Katrina Carr - College Eight Garden Co-Coordinator -
Hello, I'm Katrina Carr and I'm one of the campaign coordinators for the College 8 Garden! I'm a Junior working on my Molecular Cell Developmental Biology degree. Being outside, enjoying, and observing nature has always been a favorite past time of mine. Part of why I love working in the garden is being able to watch the astounding progress plants make from seed to full growth. I will help lead a class in the College 8 Garden and pass on my knowledge of sustainable agriculture and garden tending techniques to anyone who is interested. We will be taking care of the garden so it stays in perfect shape and continues to provide us with great food! The garden is a beautiful place full of delicious vegetables, fruit and beautiful flowers. If you are interested in the garden class, garden internship, or volunteer opportunity please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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 email@example.com
Hello, my name is Melanie Fornes and I am an Environmental Studies/Economics major. I am so grateful to be apart of an environmentally-conscious university and community, as well as the motivated and driven individuals I now work with in SEC! Inspired by this, I feel empowered and able to contribute towards the change needed to shift from a culture of consumption to one of collective consciousness and sustainability. I am especially happy to be leading this year’s Blueprint Breakouts and The 2015 Earth Summit— one of the largest examples of student-let organized activism on campus. I hope to increase student awareness of this opportunity to voice thoughts and opinions on what sustainable changes ought to be done on campus.
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
Lily Urmann - Event Planning 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. Last year, I was the Chancellor's Undergraduate Intern as the Earth Summit and Blueprint Coordinator with the Student Environmental Center. This experience played a key role in my development in the Santa Cruz sustainability world, and I also discovered a lot about myself along the way. I hope to bring these experiences into my position as the Event Planning Co-Chair this year in order to organize educational, exciting, and engaging General Gatherings that encourage the campus and community to discuss how we can come together to create change. Feel free to contact me anytime- I love collaboration! email@example.com