Co-Head Eco Rep: Sarah Silberman
Sarah Silberman, one of this year's Co-Head Eco-Reps, is a junior from Wiess majoring in History and French. This year she is hoping to strengthen both the impact of Eco-Reps on campus and the internal structure of the program. One of her main passions is spreading the knowledge of how to live an environmentally friendly lifestyle as a student (and beyond!). Along with Co-Head Eco-Rep Allison, Sarah will be focusing the month of October on nonpartisan engagement and environmental politics. An overlooked issue that is near and dear to Sarah's heart is the prevalence of light pollution around the world (especially in Houston). When not doing eco-y things or academics, Sarah enjoys exercising both in the gym and on the field as a linebacker in Powderpuff.
Co-Head Eco-Rep Allison Yelvington
Baker College Eco-Rep: Reb Bryant
Reb Bryant is a senior at Baker that wants to improve her college on a lasting level. Her current projects include working on improving Baker's green roof, implementing a system to handle e-waste safely, and reducing food waste by using Greenware. She is also managing the pocket prairie on campus and working with other environmental advocacy groups. In her free time, Reb enjoys hiking, reading science fiction, and learning more about the wonders of space.
Will Rice College Eco-Rep: Jessica Alanis
Jessica is a Junior at Will Rice studying Environmental Science interested in sustainability, education, and equality. Last year she enjoyed managing the e-waste, free cycling, and greenware initiatives. She is excited to work with her college and co-ecorep to make greenware a more well known norm and implement plastic bag recycling stations
Will Rice College Eco-Rep: Abril Dominguez
Hi! My name is Abril and I’m a sophomore at Will Rice planning to major in environmental science. When I first came to Rice, I was fixed on becoming a park ranger after graduation. Getting paid to spend time outdoors, protecting the environment’s beautiful ecosystems would be a dream come true. Although that still appeals to me, I have also opened up my mind to the possibility of pursuing a career in K-12 education. I would love to teach kids and get them excited to learn more about the Earth. Similarly, my goals as an EcoRep are to (1) make more people care about the planet’s well-being and (2) help spread more awareness of how we can lower our impact on the environment. When I’m not studying or napping, I’m usually playing ultimate frisbee, listening to music, or catching up with my friends over the phone. I love banh mis, biking, and Frank Ocean.
Hanszen College Eco-Rep: Noor Osmani
Noor Osmani is a junior from Hanszen College studying Computational and Applied Mathematics. Noor joined the Eco-Rep program to promote sustainability in her college and inspire her peers to take initiative in minimizing their waste. She aims to reduce her college's waste this year by buying reusable cups for events that typically provide single-use cups, and also will coordinate a clothing exchange with neighboring colleges to encourage students to give their clothes rather than throw them away. She is also the co-president of Rice Environmental Club and plans to leverage her roles to promote collaboration between environmental groups.
Wiess College Eco-Reps: Arisa Sadeghpour and Ella Segal
Ella Segal and Arisa Sadeghpour, Wiess’ co-Eco Reps, are both very excited to join the team. As freshman they were both part of Wiess’ Eco Committees, and now as sophomores, they’re excited to continue working together to make Wiess and Rice more sustainable. Arisa is studying Computational and Applied Mathematics while Ella is studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Their main goals for this year are to make Wiess’ resuable greenware program stronger, create more Wiess environmental events, and facilitate an eco committee like the one that got them involved last year!
Jones College Eco-Rep: Amy Griffiths
As an EcoRep from Jones college, Senior Amy Griffiths has plans to help Jones become more environmentally sustainable. She will host events and implement programs that reduce the the amount of waste Jones produces. Furthermore, in order to get more Jonesians involved in making the college eco-friendly, Amy hopes to start an environmental committee. Amy majors in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and in her free time she enjoys running, painting, and being outside.
Brown College Eco-Rep: Sam Holloway
My name is Sam Holloway, and I am co-Ecorep at Brown along with Grace Wickerson. I am a sophomore studying Cognitive Science and biochemistry. This year, I will be helping Brown reduce electricity usage and waste generation within the college; I am also interested in developing ways to reduce waste from the servery. Please get in touch with me if you have any ideas for how to make Brown more sustainable!
Brown College Eco-Rep: Grace Wickerson
I am a junior at Brown College (Go Brown!) studying Materials Science and Nanoengineering. I’ve been an Eco-Rep since the 2nd day of freshman year and I've gotten to work on projects at Brown including a trash system re-design, outdoor gardening and beautification, and party waste reduction. This year, I will be working with Sam to on waste reduction (food, energy, water) and as well as continuing the gardening projects I started my freshman year. Let me know if you ever want to talk about anything environmental or just wanna go get some good vegan food!
Lovett College Eco-Rep: Jayson Taylor
My name is Jayson Taylor, and I am a junior from Lovett College studying Civil and Environmental Engineering. This year, I hope to increase the amount of recycling options and recycling awareness. With the introduction of greenware, the waste at Lovett will be greatly reduced. In addition to completing environmental projects, I plan to have more environmental education events and outreach activities that get Lovetteers engaged and involved with sustainability efforts at Rice and in the Houston Area.
Lovett College Eco-Rep: Henry Baring
I am a junior at Lovett studying Materials Science and NanoEngineering. One of my goals as an Eco-Rep are to work with Lovetteers to encourage more sustainable practices and culture. I also want to work with my co-Eco-Rep to bring greenware to Lovett and make all servery materials either reusable, recyclable, or biodegradable. These are just a couple of many small steps I plan to help Lovett take towards a sustainable future. I chose to pursue this position because I have a passion for the environment and someday want to use Materials Science to make our world greener. Outside of that, I enjoy soccer, photography, and exploring Rice and Houston.
Sid Richardson College Eco-Rep: Claire Weddle
Claire Weddle is a senior at Sid Richardson College. She studies mathematical economic analysis with a minor in business and enjoys learning more about ways she can help the environment. Since becoming Eco-Rep her sophomore year, Claire has added e-waste, plastic bag and package material recycling to her college. This year she wants to start an herb garden for the Sid Rich kitchen staff to use in their cooking since she learned about gardening from joining Rice Urban Agriculture after taking the community gardening course offered at Rice. In her free time, she likes to make silk knotted jewelry outside and go on hikes.
Sid Richardson College Eco-Rep: Madison Morris
My name is Madison Morris, and I'm a sophomore from Sid Richardson College! My freshman year I was an NSR on the Environmental Committee, and that encouraged me to get more involved in the environmental and sustainable side of Rice. Now I get to be an Eco Rep and a co-chair for the Athletic Sustainability Committee chair! This year Claire and I plan to grow a herb garden for the Sid kitchen, as well as put on events with Baker that promote sustainability.
Sid Richardson College Eco-Rep: Christina Brown
Martel College Eco-Rep: Kimberly Wood
Kimberly Wood is a senior at Martel College double-majoring in English and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her goal is get mugs for North Servery as well as run the Martel Eco-Commitee. In her free time, Wood plays ultimate frisbee, draws for Torque, and works with R2 for their magazine.
McMurtry College Eco-Rep: Sachi Paul
Sachi is a Junior at McMurtry College Studying Cognitive Sciences and Poverty, Justice, & Human Capabilities. She's really excited about encouraging people to really think about purchasing reusable products instead of just recycling, though that's obviously the next best option! She wants to start using Greenware at McMurtry in order to cut down the number of bowls, cups, and utensils that we send to landfills, and we are getting reusable bags for committee heads and individuals to use when shopping. She also wants to install air dryers wherever there are still paper towels, and hopefully, we can host Sustainability Trivia, a recycling center tour, and other fun events. She loves being outside, going on runs, reading, eating at new places, and spending time with my friends. Outside of Eco Rep, she's been on a few different McMurtry committees, coordinated O-Week, and am an active member of PAIR and the Doerr Institute. Meeting people here at Rice has made her learn more and gain more perspective than she ever would've hoped for!
Duncan College Eco-Rep: Neha Goel
A representative of the “greenest college”, sophomore Neha Goel will work to increase recycling at college events and host a green-themed Friday in the Quad at Duncan College. She got involved as an EcoRep because of Duncan’s eco-friendly reputation, and she plans to use her leadership position to boost sustainability there. Outside of Duncan, Neha studies Civil Engineering and enjoys running outdoors and dancing bhangra.
Duncan College Eco-Rep: Autumn Engebretson
Autumn Engebretson is a sophomore from Duncan College majoring in Mathematical Economic Analysis and Managerial Studies with a focus on economically feasible environmental change. She wants to encourage more people to think about the environmental impact of the food industry, especially the reduction of meat consumption and highly refined products. She also hopes to help encourage Duncan to live up to it’s LEED certification and be more aware of the energy use in the public spaces around the college. She also likes to travel, hike, and ski in her free time.