Eco Reps Bios

Eco-Reps are organized by dorm assignment/position.

Blakeley Hall

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Rory Buckman

Bush Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.17.55 PM A big fan of wind and tidal energy, Rory joins Eco-Reps as a sophomore studying Civil Engineering. Originally from New Zealand, he’s lived in Colorado and the San Francisco Bay Area and can usually be found outside running, hiking, or biking. In the past, his work at the Monterey Bay Aquarium has led to a growing passion for ocean conservation as well as creating simple ways for people to live sustainably. Rory is part of the Tufts Cross-Country and Track teams and a member of Engineers without Borders.

Tati Doyle

Carmichael Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.48.18 PM Tati is a current sophomore at Tufts University majoring in Computer Science. She has been an environmental advocate since high school, and is particularly passionate about climate change education. She also spent a year in high school studying abroad in Beijing. Her hobbies include petting dogs and reading.

Jonas Procton

Carmichael Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.05.45 PM Jonas is a sophomore from Greensboro, NC. He is majoring in civil engineering and minoring in environmental studies. When he is not taking a nap, he can be found hiking, playing water polo, talking about bridges, or lounging on one of the many lawns on campus. Along with the environment, he loves hydration, especially out of a trusty Nalgene with some flashy stickers. He’s stoked to join the Eco-Rep team and spread his love of the environment!

Becca Redelmeier

Carpenter House

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Becca is an earth-loving Canadian gal from Toronto. Currently, she is a sophomore who plans to major in English and minor in Computer Science. At Tufts, she loves frisbee, the Tufts Mountain Club, the tables at the back of Tisch, and the incredible people around her. Catch her in Carpenter House and around the rest of campus, probably wearing socks and sandals, ready to discuss the environment and Eco Reps initiatives!

Josh Cohen

Haskell Hall

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 11.06.19 AM Josh Cohen is a sophomore studying Middle Eastern Studies and Environmental studies. He is on the rock climbing team and loves to hike and listen to music. He speaks Spanish, French, and Hebrew and is studying Arabic at Tufts. He will be the Area 3 leader and cannot wait to introduce sustainable living to all the new students on campus, as well as enthuse current students about Tufts’ sustainability initiatives.

Kiley Pratt

Hill Hall

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Brette Lennon

Hodgdon Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.51.10 PM Brette is a sophomore at Tufts from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She has not yet decided on a major but is strongly considering Political Science. Brette’s interests include baking, running, hiking, reading, and watching every episode of the Office and SVU several million times over. On campus, Brette is a member of the VOX chapter of Tufts, a special friend at Bright Horizons, and a frequent diner at Dewick-Macphie dining hall (especially on days when carrot cake is on the menu). She is thrilled to be encouraging sustainable practices in Hodgdon, and equally excited to collaborate with fellow eco-reps.

Louisa Kimmel

Houston Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-23 at 11.03.24 AM Louisa is a sophomore from Newton, Massachusetts, majoring in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. This summer she worked on a solar-powered organic farm in New Hampshire and learned about sustainable agriculture, local food, and renewable energy systems. In her free time, Louisa enjoys vegan cooking and baking, biking, anything involving mountains, and watching The Parent Trap. She also likes rummaging through waste stations to make sure that everyone sorts their waste properly, which is she why can’t wait to be an Eco-Rep this semester! She hopes to help residents learn about how to live more sustainably and to make Tufts as green as possible!

Morgan McKiernan

Lewis Hall

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 11.04.02 AM Morgan McKiernan is a Sophomore from Durham, NH majoring in Chemical Engineering and hopefully minoring in Bio Technology. Aside from her passion for the environment, Morgan can be described as an avid napper and is likely found playing rugby, hiking in the White Mountains, attending a zumba class, re-reading teen romance novels, or embarrassing herself in social settings.  Morgan is super excited about joining the Eco-Rep team and can’t wait to help increase sustainability education on campus.

Ryan Newquist

Lewis Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.55.19 PM Ryan is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California. He is a possible International Relations major who enjoys to travel the world. Some of his favorite locations have been natural parks around California like Yosemite and Sequoia. His desire to help with environmental issues comes from his research into the e-waste recycling industry during his time in high school and at Tufts. In his spare time, he enjoys running, hiking, and reading. At Tufts, he enjoys going bird watching along with the Tufts Ornithology Society. He is very excited to be an Eco-Rep this semester and help raise awareness of environmental issues on campus.

Dylan Guydish

Metcalf Hall

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Dylan is a junior from Palo Alto, California, majoring in Environmental Science and Psychology.  A mechanic for Tufts Bikes, he loves cycling, hiking, climbing, and generally spending time outdoors.  Dylan is also an avid single-reed musician, and especially loves playing in musical theatre productions.  His primary environmental interests include alternative energy, resource conservation, and human population growth (which is essentially the root of all evils).  He is excited to continue serving as Metcalf’s Eco-Rep for a second semester!

Izzy Fontein

Miller Hall

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Sarah Pykkonen

Richardson House

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 2.21.18 PM  Sarah is a senior hailing from Boulder, Colorado, which as anyone from Colorado can you tell has way cooler mountains than here on the East Coast. Sarah is majoring in Environmental Studies and Anthropology, and thinks rocks are pretty cool. When she’s not tearing it up on the soccer field with the rest of the Tufts Women’s soccer team, Sarah can be found blowing bubbles in the woods, relaxing in a hammock, or eating all the candy she can find. She is excited to bring issues of sustainable water use and food consumption to the Tufts campus, and get to know some Richardson gals!

 MP Monks

South Hall

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 11.01.07 AM MP is a sophomore from Hopkinton, MA and is planning on studying Biopsychology and Environmental Studies, along with pre-med courses. She loves rock climbing and trail running in her spare time, along with watching Orange is The New Black and playing Settlers of Catan. This year she will be living in the Green House and serving as co-director of Tufts Sustainability Collective, and she’s especially passionate about water conservation. This year, MP hopes to write more poetry and spend more time outside, and is excited to join the Eco-rep team!

Ben Britt

South Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.30.35 AM My name is Ben and I’m a sophomore from Winston-Salem, NC pursuing a major in American Studies focusing on Issues in US Education. I’m on the e-board of Tufts Food For Thought on campus, which focuses on issues relating to food sustainability, food waste, and pretty much anything that has to do with food. I love to cook, hike, lay in the sun, play the guitar and listen to music.

Emma Herdman

Tilton Hall

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 4.04.41 PM Emma is a sophomore studying international literary and visual studies (probably) and environmental studies.  She is currently writing this bio from a 20-year-old computer at a summer camp where she works as a waterskiing instructor and has attended since she was nine.  During the school year Emma loves running, rock climbing, hiking, and eating falafel whenever possible.  She lives in Latin Way and invites you all to come say hey if you need a break from Tilton or just want to chill and talk about composting.

Alexa Ornstein

West Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.11.43 PM Alexa is a sophomore studying Environmental Studies and Biology. She is from Manahawkin, New Jersey (about 30 minutes south of where the ‘Jersey Shore’ was made). She has enjoyed growing up near the pine barren forests and sandy coastlines that have sculpted her passion for the environment. She has had lots of odd jobs and internships, with the NJDEP, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, her county’s Mosquito Commission, and she has been peed on by more Northern Diamondback Terrapins than she can count. If you ever need someone to fill a environmentally themed character costume (horseshoe crab, turtle, SpongeBob, etc.), Alexa has plenty of experience. At school, Alexa can most likely be found on the Red Line exploring Boston, eating the grapes and cheese from Hodg, or in Health Services because she gets sick a lot. She is ecstatic to be an Eco-Rep this year, and she can’t wait to maintain your compost bin.

Nick Cunetta

Wilson Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.36.08 AM Nick is a sophomore Geological Sciences major from Seattle. Growing up, he developed a profound appreciation for the outdoors both by lounging in Seattle’s parks and hiking the surrounding Pacific Northwest. When he’s not hunkered down at Tufts studying rocks, you can find Nick backpacking, running, hitchhiking, strumming the guitar, and/or honing his panini game! He’s super stoked to be an Eco-Rep this year, namely to help make personal sustainable choices more convenient for all students. He’s hoping to reduce campus landfill waste, encourage the appreciation of public lands, and spread awareness on some confusing, but grave, environmental issues. Ask him about overpopulation, John Muir, or vegetarianism, and a spirited discussion is likely to follow!

Caitlin Porrazzo

Wren Hall

Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.33.22 AM Caitlin is a sophomore from Greensboro, Vermont planning on majoring in International Relations and Chinese, and minoring in Studio Art. She is on the Cross Country and Track and Field teams at Tufts, and also loves xc skiing and hiking. Some things she enjoys a lot are ice cream, playing cards, watching move trailers, sitting in the sun, and eating pretzels. She grew up at boarding schools in New England, and went to high school in Delaware. In these environments, she was able to see a variety of different strategies for encouraging sustainable living and an environmental consciousness, and has become very interested in what motivates people and how to shift the mentalities of individuals and of groups of people. She is very excited to be an Eco Rep and to help raise environmental awareness at Tufts.

GreECO-Reps Assistant

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Lucy Zwigard

GreECO-Reps Coordinator, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

lucyz Lucy Zwigard is a junior from New York, NY, double majoring in Biology and French. She loves cooking veggies, swimming in lakes, and spending time with furry friends of any kind! Lucy is passionate about encouraging Greeks to “think green” and give back to the community, through projects like Tufts Food Rescue. Due to her love of nature and water, she will be a canoe trip leader for Tufts Wilderness Orientation, and strongly believes in the core Wilderness tenet of “Leave No Trace”. She is excited to engage her Tufts peers in being smart consumers and increase environmental awareness on campus!

Isabel Falls

Assistant Coordinator, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017

 Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 4.25.59 PM Isabel is a sophomore from Sonoma, CA planning on majoring in Sociology and Environmental Studies. She enjoys dancing, hiking, visiting farmer’s markets, and playing cards (especially solitaire and rummy!!). When she is not hiking in her own backyard, you can often find her exploring other parts of the world.  Isabel loves traveling and discovering the ways different parts of the world promote sustainable living.  She also enjoys reading articles and watching documentaries that illustrate environmental-conscious lifestyles so she can apply the ideas to her own life and share them with others! Isabel is ultimately excited to share her love for the environment with the Tufts community and continue to be a part of the Eco-Rep team!

Coordinators

Ashlyn Salvage

Coordinator

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Ashlyn is a senior from Amherst, MA, double majoring in History and Art History. She loves museums, farmer’s markets, and outdoor events of any kind (usually of the free variety).  An avid frisbee player and candy eater, Ashlyn has a bundle of little siblings that make her care about how we leave our earth for future generations. She’s been a veggie lovin’ pescetarian since fourth grade, when she told her parents “I don’t want to eat baby animals anymore.” Since then, her reasons for avoiding meat have developed more fully, along with her understanding of the environmental effects of the food industry and meat consumption. Ashlyn is excited to be leading the Eco-Reps this year to encourage sustainable behavior on campus through education and fun events!

Staff Advisor

Tina Woolston

Director of the Tufts Office of Sustainability

Tina Tina has been working in the Tufts Office of Sustainability since 2007. She created the Eco-Ambassador program for staff and faculty in 2008, an Ex-college course on sustainability in action in 2009 and restarted the Eco-Rep program in 2010. She is thrilled to see the program continue this year under the strong leadership of Murvi and Ellen!

 

See past Eco-Reps here.