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Eco Reps

Eco Reps are student leaders that implement sustainability programs at UT Dallas. Their mission is to make life at UT Dallas more sustainable by helping students make simple, daily decisions to be eco-friendlier, one choice at a time. The program launched in 2017.

Check out what the Eco Reps are up to at The Greenhouse Blog.

Meet the Eco Reps!

 

Eve Gersh

Eve Gersh

Eve is a junior majoring in public policy and minoring in environmental studies. She is dedicated to public service and involving the community in protecting what affects and supports us all, the environment. Projects she is currently involved in include a neighborhood effort to restore a local greenbelt’s natural beauty with native plants and trees, maintaining a monarch waystation at a local high school, and educating students and the public about the importance of honeybees. On the weekends you can find her planting trees or relaxing in their shade. Serving UT Dallas as the Bee Campus USA Eco Rep, she will be planning and conducting service learning opportunities through honey collection, hive inspection, and other pollinator related events.

Caroline Lonneman

Caroline Lonneman

Caroline is a senior studying Geoscience. She has been interested in sustainability for a long time, so she’s glad to have the chance to work on it through the Office of Sustainability. She will be working on the Campus Cleanup projects, the Community Garden, the Blanca Botello Garden, and Tree Campus Higher Education, to name a few.

Yen Pham

Yen Pham

Yen is a senior studying Marketing. An environmental science class and volunteer work with a state park back in her hometown led her to a keen interest in sustainability during early high school. She is passionate about advocacy and conservation education campaigns, making low-waste living accessible to students, and the intersection of social responsibility and apparel/products. As an Eco Rep, she will be helping out with the newsletters, social media, and facilitating communications for the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability and the North Texas Regional Centers for Expertise.

Ian Seamans

Ian Seamans

Ian is a first year Masters student studying International Political Economy. He has a long-time interest in sustainability and is a Texas Master Naturalist. He will be working on creating a safe and accessible campus for cyclists and other micromobility users through events, infrastructure, and student involvement.

Mohini Shanker

Mohini Shanker

Mohini is a sophomore studying Computer Science. She’s been interested in water conservation and the fight against food insecurity since she was little, and knows that university campuses often provide an intersection of these issues at a larger scale than just the individual. As an Eco Rep, she hopes that her work with the Eco Hub, the Blanca Botello Garden, and the Community Garden can work towards the goal of creating a greater dialogue around these issues on campus.

Anastasia Whittemore

Anastasia Whittemore

Anastasia is a senior studying Political Science on the pre-law track. Her involvement with Roosevelt at UTD, a local think tank that advocates for policy change in the larger Dallas and Texas region, and Student Government’s Sustainability Committee sparked her interest in sustainability on campus. As an Eco Rep, she oversees Campus Sustainability Month, Campus Race to Zero Waste, and waste data entry. In the upcoming semester, she will also lead a monthly e-waste recycling event and begin updating data for the AASHE [Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education] STARS [Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System]  report.