Charu Vijay is a freshman from the Bay Area, California who loves coffee, baking, and Netflix (in that order). She is planning on majoring in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Food Systems and has been passionate about sustainability since a school trip to Belize. In her free time, you can probably catch her getting in some laps in the pool, racking up Dunkin' points, or watching Ted-Ed videos to gather some borderline useless facts. She is super excited to find ways to make Tufts more environmentally friendly with her fellow Eco-Reps!
Will Carter is a freshman from Sonoma, CA. He plans to study International Relations and Film and Media Studies (but that could change at any moment). You can always find him outdoors, and if often seen running, swimming, camping, sledding or hiking. Will can't wait to help promote sustainability with the EcoReps!
Kyrielle Lord is a first year from California planning on majoring in Environmental Engineering. The intersection between environmentalism and social justice is especially important to her. She enjoys cooking, playing beach volleyball and matching colorful eyeliner and earrings. She's excited to be part of the Eco-Reps community and can't wait to learn all sorts of new things from them!
Ryan Swett is a freshman from Hingham, Massachusetts interested in economics and environmental studies. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and hiking. He is excited to promote sustainable living at Tufts!
AllieAgnew is a sophomore from Westport, CT, studying community health and environmental studies. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, knitting hats, and hiking in the white mountains in NH as she attempts the completion of all the 4000 footers, Her interest in the environment sprouted after attending a semester program on a farm in VT during her junior year of high school. She is very excited about the opportunity to be an eco rep and promote sustainable habits on campus
Sam Russo is a first-year from Randolph, NJ, who is likely majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive and Brain Sciences. He just completed a gap year in Israel, spent volunteering, interning, and learning. In his free time, he enjoys cooking projects (sweet potato ice cream and homemade ricotta, among others), reading, and badgering his friends with fun facts.
Area Leader: Virtual students can reach out to Sam for any sustainability questions!
Miriam Shamash is a sophomore from Long Island who is double majoring in Computer Science and Engineering Psychology, as well as minoring in Political Science (depending on how much motivation she has left after quarantine). Growing up, Miriam would save all the stray animals by her house and extends her passion of caring for animals by spoiling her two rescue dogs. Miriam enjoys traveling to scuba dive, going to stores to smell all their candles, destress baking, and binge watching Netflix until it destroys her sleep schedule.
Hannah Bray is a sophomore originally from Austin, Texas who recently moved to Boston, Massachusetts. She plans to double major in Environmental Studies and Biology. In her free time she enjoys going on hikes with her dogs, reading, listening to live music, researching zero-waste alternatives, and climbing with friends. Hannah is so excited to spread her passion for sustainability with others on campus!
Area Leader: Virtual students can reach out to Hannah for any sustainability questions!
Arysha Madhani is a freshman from Los Angeles, California, majoring in Environmental Studies and Economics. Her passions include solar energy, sustainable agriculture, environmental justice, and zero-waste alternatives. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, running, and spending time with her friends. One of her goals she'd like to pursue as an eco-rep is getting rid of the stereotypes that people often associate with an eco-friendly person and encouraging imperfect environmentalism.
Sabrina Zhang is a sophomore from Sharon, Massachusetts and is majoring in Biomedical Engineering. In her free time she likes to make playlists, ski, embroider, play catch, and try her best to keep her four (very low maintenance) plants alive. Sabrina is super excited to join the Eco-Reps in making campus a more sustainable place!
JoJo Lee is a first year fro Danville, California. She is very undecided at the moment, but considering English, Classics, and Philosophy as majors. When she isn't obsessing over the state of the compost bin, you can find her harassing people to go on runs with her, cloud spotting, reading, or listening to folklore/evermore on repeat. She is super excited to be learning and promoting sustainable practices on campuses this spring!
ShaSha Kingston is a freshman at Tufts from Boise, Idaho. She enjoys biking, throwing frisbees, making jewelry, hammocking, taking photos and drawing. Fun fact- she can also spin a plate and walk on stilts! ShaSha is passionate about issues such as racial justice, reproductive rights, and of course environmental justice and sustainability. She is excited to work as an Eco-Rep and promote sustainable practices on campus!
Ava Dimond is a rising junior from Miami, Florida majoring in Middle Eastern Studies and minoring in Food Systems. In her free time she enjoys daydreaming about her future garden, practicing yoga, and thrift shopping with friends. On campus she's involved with Students for Justice in Palestine, Food Rescue, and is a Tisch Scholar. She's super excited to learn more about environmental justice with her fellow Eco-Reps!
Lily Sandholm is a sophomore from Madison, Wisconsin planning to major in Applied Mathematics and Environmental Studies. She loves sewing and hand-embroidery and hopes to spread awareness of sustainable fashion. This semester she looks forward to being a part of the Eco-Reps program, as well as volunteering at the Craft Center and being a member of the Filipino Student Union.
Area Leader: Virtual students can reach out to Lily for any sustainability questions!
Jackie Forcina is a freshman from Franklin, Massachusetts. She is part of the dual-degree program with the SMFA and is majoring in studio art and environmental studies. In her free time she is usually drawing, gardening, or cooking, and she loves a good read! She is very passionate about environmental justice and climate justice, and is very excited to join the Eco-Reps this spring in their mission to bring sustainability to Tufts University!
Maya Sze is a second year from Madison, New Jersey double majoring in Geology and Environmental Studies. She enjoys traveling to new places and learning about different environments and cultures (New Zealand is her favorite so far). In her free time she enjoys reading, writing, and playing video games. She is super excited to become and Eco-Rep and promote sustainability at Tufts!
Caroline Ding is a sophomore from Alfred, NY. She is currently undeclared but thinking of majoring in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. She is passionate about composting and super psyched to engage students politically with environmental issues! On campus, you can find her kicking it out with her taekwondo teammates and volunteering at Food Rescue. In her free time, she likes to (re)read Murakami novels, jam to EDM, or drink boba tea.
Area Leader: Virtual students can reach out to Caroline for any sustainability questions!
Sam Markowitz is a sophomore from Arlington Virginia, probably majoring in biology and environmental studies. In his free time he likes to bird watch, play frisbee, and go on long walks. He's especially passionate about finding ways to align human sustainability projects with habitat restoration for local flora and fauna. He's super excited to be an eco-rep!
Taite is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies (classic) and Psychology and double minoring in Drama and Dance. She is from Los Angeles and is a passionate vegetarian (even more classic). She is also proud to serve as president of Torn Ticket II, Tufts’ student musical theatre group. (She really likes musicals). She also enjoys NPR podcasts, decorating her planner, and looking at photos of dachshunds. She loves the Eco Rep program with her whole heart and would be thrilled to talk to you about sustainability at Tufts!
Assistant Coordinator - Special Projects
Jiyoon is a senior majoring in biology and environmental studies. She is from Seattle and her interest in environmental work stems from her connection with the Pacific Northwest. She is particularly interested in environmental justice issues, waste management, and environmental policy and is excited to share her passion as the campus coordinator for the Eco-Reps program. In her free time, she loves to bake, read, and practice yoga!
Fall Assistant Coordinator
Sophie Impellitteri is a sophomore studying mechanical engineering. She grew up in Waterford, Connecticut and her family now lives in New Haven, Connecticut. She was a Tufts 1+4 in Nicaragua and loves traveling, especially in Latin America. On campus, she loves laying in the grass on the 3 warm days a year, dancing, reading, and walking around Boston. She's very excited to be an eco-rep this year!
Spring Assistant Coordinator
Hi, my name is Kat and I am a sophomore majoring in Applied Environmental Studies and minoring in Entrepreneurial Leadership. I’m from San Rafael, California. In addition to being an eco-rep assistant coordinator, I also do long and triple jump on the Tufts track & field team but grew up playing soccer my whole life. In my free time, I love going on hikes, listening to podcasts, and doing art projects. One of my goals that I’d like to continue as an assistant coordinator is to get rid of the stereotypes that people often associate with what an eco-friendly person resembles.
Tufts Office of Sustainability
Kristen is the Office of Sustainability's Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator and started working in the office in June 2019. She has a background in sustainability and anthropology, where she learned about and developed enthusiasm for sustainable behavior change. She is excited to be advising the Eco-Reps and contributing to sustainable culture change on campus in the 2020-2021 academic year!