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.
Nicole Scott - Organizational Development -
Hey there! I'm Nicole Scott, and I am currently working on my senior exit project focused around organizational development. I have been with the SEC since 2011, when I curiously attended my first General Gathering. Being a brand new transfer student, I was excited to learn about the sustainability movement at UCSC and how I could become involved. I felt like when I first arrived to UCSC, all of the sustainability organizations were kind of daunting to me. The whole network is so huge and tough to get your head around until you have actually broken in and become apart of the inter-workings. I am so happy I did! I am an Environmental Studies and Economics combined major, and working with the SEC has connected me with the bigger sustainability network on campus in so many more ways than the classroom has to offer. I have met so many great people, both in the SEC and in other organizations. I am so proud of the projects UCSC has to offer that make change and profess on our campus. It has been great to see all the ways that we can collaborate with other groups on campus to make a difference. Feel free to shoot me an email if you have any questions 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.
Sarah Angulo - Drop Your Own Drip Coordinator -
Hey there - I'm Sarah Angulo, your campaign coordinator for Drop Your Own Drip. I am an Environmental Studies major and I've just finished up my first year here at the Student Environmental Center. I first became involved when I was a student in the project's Education for Sustainable Living Program class. I really believed in the project's goals, so I decided to take it on and became coordinator when the project was transferred to the SEC. I have since been amazed at the number of wonderful sustainability initiatives happening on campus. Its truly amazing how hard students are working to make a difference here at UCSC.
I am passionate about water and how we use it - I could talk to you about it for hours! If you are, too, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can talk about internships or getting training to become campaign coordinator for next year!
Kirpa Wirk - Waste Prevention Coordinator -
Salutations ! My name is Kirpa Wirk and I am the Waste Prevention Campaign Coordinator for the Student Environmental Center. I am an incoming transfer student and it is my pleasure to be apart of such an influential organization on UCSC campus. The SEC welcomed me into their organization the summer of 2013. As an incoming transfer student I was very eager to get involved on campus, in particular within the Student Environmental Center. The SEC and all it entails seems to be the perfect organization for me to be apart of; I am able to connect with like minded individuals, utilize my prior knowledge and experiences, and gain an understanding of operative side of the organization. As an Environmental Studies major I have been able to relate many things from the classroom to the projects I am working on within the Waste Prevention Campaign. I am delighted to be apart of the SEC because it has truly opened many paths and opportunities for me within the small amount of time I have been apart of it.
I am an Environmental Studies Major with the foci in Environmental Policy, and working with the SEC has given me a broader networking system on campus. I have already met some amazing people, both in the SEC and other organizations and am thrilled to meet many more on my journey within the SEC. It is truly amazing to see how hard students and faculty members are working to make a difference at UCSC.
I love to spend time within my organization, but when I have free time I do it by making clothes from recycled cloth, writing poetry, reading, adventuring, singing, cooking and gardening. That is I in a brief phrase; but if you’d like to know more about the Waste Prevention Campaign or anything to do with Waste on campus, please feel free to contact me at (email@example.com). Also campaign meetings for Waste Prevention are held at the UCSC Greenhouse on the roof of Thimann Labs on Wednesdays from 12 – 1 pm!
Cheslea Pack - Personnel Coordinator-
My name is Cheslea Pack and I am the Personnel Co-Chair for the Student Environmental Center (SEC). As a transfer student, the SEC played an integral part in my transition into the UCSC community. I first joined as a 2-unit intern during Winter quarter of last year to familiarize myself with the student lead initiatives on campus. After my first quarter I became so attached to the organization that I've been part of it ever since! Throughout my remaining year I hope to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of the SEC to all students, regardless of whether or not they have a background in sustainability. I hope to make meaningful connections with other student organizations on campus in order to establish networks for support, communication, and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.
If you have any questions or are interested in building a relationship, please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by my office hours on Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm in the Science and Engineering Library. And yes, that is a baby sloth in my arms.
Sarah Roy and Alyssa Billys - College Eight Garden -Coordinators
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 Thursdays from 4:30-5:30. 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.
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 email@example.com.
"We're almost there and nowhere near it. All that matters is we're going." - Lorelai Gilmore, Gilmore Girls
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.