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FULL-TIME STAFF

DR. P. BRIAN FISHER, Director
Dr. Fisher

Dr. Fisher came to the College of Charleston in 2009 after getting his PhD. from UC Irvine. He has a joint appointment in the Office, sharing time between serving as Director and teaching courses out of the Political Science department. In his free time he enjoys supporting his Pittsburgh Steelers and alma mater Auburn Tigers and spending time with is wife Brenda and their four children.

Email: fisherb@cofc.edu*

Phone: 843-953-7532

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 301)

DR. ASHLEY LAVENDER, Intern and Student Coordinator
Summer 2017 - Present
Dr. Ashley Lavender

Dr. Lavender joined the Office in May 2017 after teaching at the College of Charleston during the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition to this full-time staff position, she enjoys teaching various courses related to sustainability in the Department of Biology. She earned her B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (minor: Marine Biology) and B.A. in German at the University of Connecticut and then went on to Drexel, Penn State, and Old Dominion Universities to earn her M.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Ecological Sciences. Shortly before completing her doctorate, she was selected to participate in Duke University’s Marine Conservation Summer Institute. Her perspective has widened from environmental stewardship as the effects of human activities on the Planet become increasingly more pronounced and pervasive, calling for a holistic, constructive, and multi-tiered approach to sustainability. Basking in nature, studying and mitigating the impacts of human activities on aquatic life (especially acoustic impacts), connecting humans to life’s source, rehabilitating wildlife, dancing, practicing yoga, co-managing an upcycled accessories business, engaging with the community through public outreach and partnerships, and studying and conserving turtles are among her passions. She indeed has a zest for life and is thrilled to be a member of the Office of Sustainability Team and an active member of the community through Charleston Green Drinks and the Tri-County Food Alliance!

Email: lavenderal@cofc.edu

Phone: 843-953-4986*

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 201-A)

SUPPORT STAFF

ADRIAN BARRY, Interim Office Manager
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2016 - Present
Adrian Barry

Adrian Barry was a Political Science student at the College, originally from New Jersey. While at CofC, Adrian was active on campus, founding CofC for Urban Agriculture and Green CofC, as well as serving as President of the Political Science Club, an active member of SC Student Legislature, and an honorary "Friend of MESSA." Adrian was appointed to the President's Advisory Committee for Sustainability and the CofC Labor Day Celebration Planning Committee, and, as an SGA Senator, Adrian created the Student Sustainability Committee. In that capacity, Adrian was invited to join Dr. Fisher's Sustainability Task Force as the undergraduate class representative, and went on to help found the Office of Sustainability, where he worked both as an Intern Coordinator and a Sustainability Fellow. Adrian is looking forward to rejoining the Office as a member of the staff and annoying everyone with his institutional memory of how things worked back in his day!

Email: ajbarry@cofc.edu

Phone: 803-953-0498

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 101-A)

PROFESSOR JENNIFER SAUNDERS, Zero Waste Program Manager
Summer 2018 - Present
Jennifer Saunders

Long time friend of the office, Jennifer first got involved in campus sustainability issues as a graduate student in the Masters of Environmental Studies Program 2009-2012. After teaching in Japan for three years from 2012 to 2015, she returned full-circle to CofC as an adjunct professor of environmental studies Fall of 2016. Ever looking for points of intervention in systems responsible for environmental degradation and social injustice, she is a big proponent of community involvement and taking action on multiple scales. She's a co-creator of The Stone Soup Collective, a nonprofit dedicated to making healthy food for those in need. Focusing more continuously on food and housing security she joined the Charleston YOUth Count team as Associate Technical Director in March of 2018. She joined the Office of Sustainability in an official capacity as Zero Waste Program Manager in May of 2018. Please feel free to reach out to her about ways you can get involved! She also enjoys martial arts (aikido and karate in particular), reading, being outside, and plants (growing, eating, and otherwise enjoying them).

Email: saundersjm@cofc.edu

Phone: 843-953-0749

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 201-A)

ELIZA BOWER, Sustainable Transportation Program Manager
Spring 2015 - Present
Eliza Bower

Eliza Bower graduated from the College of Charleston in the spring of 2015 with a degree in Historic Preservation and Community Planning, and Art History, with a minor in Urban Studies. Now she is pursuing her masters in Community Planning Policy and Design. Eliza is the Sustainable Transportation Program Manager at the office. Eliza manages the College's Bike Share Program, promotes bike safety, and encourages the campus community to use alternative transportation. You can see her riding around town on her bumper sticker-ed bike wearing a lavender helmet.

Email: bowerec@g.cofc.edu 

Phone: 803-953-0716

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 202)

BIANCA LAPAZ, Assistant Internship Coordinator
Fall 2016 - Present
Bianca LaPaz

Bianca LaPaz has been a resident of the Charleston area for most of her life. She is an Urban Studies major in her last year at the College of Charleston, concentrating in Sustainable Urbanism and minoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies. Bianca spent her first year with the Office as an intern, working on the Social Justice Coffee Hour team, before being hired as the Assistant Internship Coordinator in August 2017. She is a born-again environmentalist and social justice advocate through her involvement in the Bonner Leader Program. Her hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, making artwork, listening to podcasts, and dancing to electronic music. She is infamous for her dried flower arrangements and recently created her first zine. She takes pride in her enigmatic qualities, but never wishes to remain in the spotlight for very long. Sustainability has been her passion for several years now, with the foundation being set through a lot of self-education and exploration late in high school. Her time at the College and especially at the Office has broadened her horizons when it comes to learning to live sustainably and make conscientious decisions. She seeks to use her degree in Urban Studies to address various issues surrounding sustainable urban planning, especially in the face of climate change, in the hopes of promoting environmental, economic, and social justice. She is especially interested in seeing how this can be applied in major cities, like New York City, which is by far her favorite. Looking back, her freshman self never could have even dreamed that she’d end up here, and she is immensely grateful to be with the Office.

Email: lapazbi@g.cofc.edu

Phone: 843-953-4986 

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 201-B)

CAMELA GUEVARA, Media Manager and Lead Designer
Fall 2018 - Present

Camela GuevaraCamela Guevara graduated from the College of Charleston in 2010 with an art degree. While at the college, she learned garment sewing at the Rose Knot, an alterations shop. Sewing found its way into her artwork, while renting a studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center. She has worked in sewing, small-scale manufacturing, and art supplies, in addition to photography and graphic design. She has done branding for non-profits such as Carolina Youth Action Project and Redux Contemporary Art Center.
In her artwork, she creates handmade monuments to unsung labor through sewing, weaving, and embroidery. She teaches embroidery with a hand screen printed sampler of stitches. She is currently creating a handmade wardrobe to reduce dependency on fast fashion.

Email: ccguevar@cofc.edu 

Phone: 843-953-1004

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 201-A)

JULIE CHEA, Creative Content Developer
Fall 2018 - Present

Julie CheaJulie is a recent graduate of the College of Charleston in the spring of 2018 with a degree in Computing in the Arts, with a concentration in Studio Art. While at the College, she was actively involved in several organizations that focused on social justice, diversity, and sustainability. She was also one of the first members to participate in the Urban Agriculture Apprenticeship. Now as she navigates post-grad, she strives to explore the intersections of art, technology, and activism in order to pursue additional paths that cultivate dialogue about social justice and community narratives in today’s tech-saturated culture. Always excited to collaborate as a team, Julie thrives in environments that seek to empower one another while promoting mindful and sustainable practices.

Email: cheajh@cofc.edu 

Phone: 843-953-1004

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 201-A)

SKYELYNN LANDRY, We Are Family Liaison and Community Transportation Liaison
Fall 2018 - Present

Skyelynn LandrySkyelynn's relationship with the Office of Sustainability began in 2016 during her work with Southerners on New Ground as a member-leader of the Charleston chapter of the abolitionist and queer liberation grassroots organization. Though her earliest lens of sustainability developed as a child through her love of nature, hiking, camping, and all things outdoors, her political engagement, work in grassroots community organizing, and personal struggles as a queer and transgender person have expanded her scope of sustainability to the dimensions of personal, social, economic, and beyond. In addition to other community organizations and groups, Skyelynn works directly with the lgbtq+ youth support organization We Are Family, which recently opened a second-hand store in North Charleston called Closet Case Thrift. Closing the loop in the production of textiles and other material goods to build more circular economies, including sustainable food systems, is something in which Skyelynn is deeply invested. Her academic background is in psychology, and she was the first Clemson graduate to focus a minor in Modern Language - Chinese, which she helped officially establish at the institution while preparing for a semester abroad in Dalian, China. She went on to live in China for six years, teaching English while immersing herself in the language culture outside of the classroom. Skyelynn speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese fluently as well as French with a strong basis in both Spanish and German. Her lifelong goal is to be able to speak 10 languages fluently. Number one on her bucket list, however, is to see aurora borealis with her own eyes.

Email: landryse@cofc.edu 

Phone: 843-953-0498

Address: 14 Green Way (Rm 101)

SYLVIE BAELE, Sustainability Week Student Steering Committee Chair
Spring 2019 - Present

Sylvie BaeleSylvie is a Charleston native and completed her undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston, graduating with a B.A. of International Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies. Throughout her time as an undergraduate student, she found her calling as a local activist with a focus on social justice, academic freedom, and institutional accountability. In 2015, she was awarded the College of Charleston’s Pat Kelly Award for Outstanding Leadership in Social Activism. After graduating, she took a break from academia, and dove into the world of adventure travel and ski bum life. She spent winters in Alta, Utah and worked as a guide in the San Juan Islands in Washington, as well as in Crater Lake, the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Parks. Sylvie is currently a graduate student at the College, pursing a Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management. Her passions revolve around all things related to bicycles and social justice. One of her most recent accomplishments was winning the First Annual Sturcken Oratorical Competition, in which she detailed her proposal to implement a “Better Bicycling Initiative” at the College of Charleston. In her free time, she volunteers as Development Manager in the local nonprofit Second Chance Bikes. She is dedicated to cultivating her vision of a more bicycle friendly world in all she does and is eager to lead others to develop a deeper appreciation of bicycles as tools of social justice, strengthening and empowering users and communities in a myriad of meaningful and intersectional ways.

Email: sgbaele@g.cofc.edu 

Phone: 843-708-2080

Address: 14 Green Way

INTERNS

ALYSSA AUSTIN, Social Media Intern
Spring 2018 - Present 
Alyssa Austin

Alyssa is a senior at the College currently earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability studies. A Georgia native, she has been an advocate for grassroots environmentalism since high school. Her exploration of nature and the ocean in developing countries has inspired her passion to raise awareness about the global need for sustainable environmental stewardship by implementing social change and action through hands-on participation. Her time in Charleston has exposed her to a wide range of sustainable practices she has personally implemented into her daily life and this internship at the office will continue to motivate her. She hopes to use the social media platforms at the office to encourage student engagement and to spread the missions we embody at the Office of Sustainability. Alyssa loves traveling of any sort and letting off steam on her yoga mat. Her hobbies include regular meditation practice, scuba diving, and being outside as well as collecting plants and artwork.

ADDIE BATES, Farmers Market Lead Intern
Summer 2018 - Present 
Adelaide Bates

Adelaide is a sophomore Urban Studies major concentrating in sustainable urbanism. Growing up in McClellanville, SC a small fishing village outside of Charleston, a sustainable lifestyle has always been innate for her. During high school, Adelaide founded and directed the McClellanville Land & Sea Market, a farmers market catering to the Bulls Bay Area. Now at the College of Charleston, she works with the Office of Sustainability and Aramark Dining Services to host the first farmers market on campus. Her deep roots in the Lowcountry are the driving force for her work in the local community, and as Charleston becomes a metropolitan area she hopes to preserve its authenticity and conserve the people and place we love the most.

SOPHIE BEYER, Social Justice Coffee Hour Lead Intern
Summer 2018 - Present 
Sophie Beyer

Sophie Beyer is organizing the Social Justice Coffee Hours this semester. She is a senior at the College studying Political Science and Latin American and the Caribbean Studies. She loves traveling and all the opportunities CofC has offered her. Aside from interning at the Office, she has had the pleasure of studying abroad in Italy, Cambodia, and Cuba. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, reading, and practicing yoga.

HALLIE BUCHANAN, We Are Family Partner Intern
Spring 2019 - Present 
Hallie Buchanan

Hallie is a sophomore from Charleston, SC, and is currently majoring in Communications. She is a member of the Student Alumni Association (SAA), and is a participant in the Alternative Break program for Spring 2019. In her free time, she enjoys attempting to live a a zero-waste lifestyle, running, bike-riding, and pretending to be a film critic as well as a coffee connoisseur. Hallie is excited and grateful to come into the Office of Sustainability as the We Are Family Intern!

VANITY REID DETERVILLE, Podcast Intern
Spring 2018 - Present
Vanity Deterville

Vanity Reid Deterville is a junior Political Science major concentrating in Public Policy at the College of Charleston and a native of Charleston, SC. She has dedicated her time as an activist to LGBTQ initiatives and populations throughout the Lowcountry experiencing housing and food instability through the outreach of "We Are Family," an organization dedicated to LBGTQ youth here in Charleston, with the collaboration of the The College of Charleston Joseph P. Riley Center for Livable Communities and the administration of the “Charleston YOUth Count”. She believes that tradition has sometimes maintained a restrictive stronghold on southern families and queer youth of color. As a new Facilitator of the "Transformative Teaching Collective", she is an advocate of restorative justice, the art for social change and the implementation of the appropriate change necessary for inclusive and progressive thinking, to provide support and professional development for marginalized communities like the LGBTQ community and communities of color. With the work she has done with the Eastside Community Development Corporation she is a steadfast activist for equitable and accessible housing for marginalized communities in Peninsular Charleston, SC.

NATALIE DICK, Zero Waste ResLife Intern
Fall 2018
Harmony Baggett

Natalie Dick is currently a senior at the College of Charleston pursuing a Biology degree and an Environmental and Sustainability Studies minor. She developed her connection to the environment and enthusiasm for conservation at a young age, which led her to study the dynamic ecosystems found in Charleston. Her focus on biodiversity, species distribution patterns, environmental policy and healthy living led her to her position as the Zero Waste Res Life Lead intern at the Office of Sustainability. Her passion for traveling and a recent trip to South East Asia allowed her to experience the serious consequences of over-consumption and mass pollution at a personal level. Natalie will be working at the Office to advocate for the interconnections of the environment and the importance of leading a sustainable lifestyle. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys planting way too many succulents, hiking, kayaking, running, and spending time with friends.

MIKAYLA DROST, Outreach & Community Partnerships Lead Intern
Spring 2018 - Present
MIKAYLA DROST

Mikayla is a junior from Lugoff, SC double majoring in Geology and Marine Biology with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. She is a William Aiken Fellow in the Honors College. She started in the Office of Sustainability as a Greek Chair her freshman year and is excited to embark on her third semester as an intern with the Office. Mikayla is involved with academic research on seafloor mapping and is passionate about deep-sea corals, social sustainability and iced coffee.

BECCA EATON, Zero Waste Infrastructure Lead
Summer 2018 - Present
BECCA EATON

Becca is a senior in the Honors program pursuing a degree in Biology with future goals of becoming a nurse anesthetist (CRNA). She is from Columbia, South Carolina but refers to Charleston as her home now. Since attending the College of Charleston she has developed a desire to live more sustainably thanks to the efforts of the Office of Sustainability, and she is extremely excited to be a part of the team this summer. She is very passionate about the medical field and spends a few hours every week volunteering in the PACU at MUSC. She also has a super cute dog named Padma. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, napping, spending time with animals, and watching reality TV shows with her roommates.

SUZANNA ELLISON, Garden Apprentice Program Lead
Summer 2018 - Present
Suzanna Ellison

A junior at the College, Suzanna’s passion for sustainability led her to choose a Biology major and Environmental Studies minor. She finds that sustainability flows into her life best through community gardening: by establishing a space for healthy, ethical food production in a community, people are empowered with knowledge, resources, and a deep connection with Earth and our role as part of it. At the Office, Suzanna is leading the Garden Apprenticeship Program, connecting MES Sustainable Agriculture Program with the OoS, growing produce for students, planning events with Alliance for Planet Earth, and inviting more student volunteers to practice hands-on sustainability. You may see her eating raw vegetables for breakfast, mumbling things like, “a little dirt never hurt,” and attempting to grow varieties of vegetables she knows very little about. #goinggreenmeansgrowing

TANNER GLAZE, Video Content Creator on Personal Sustainability
Summer 2015 - Present
Tanner Glaze

Tanner is a Psychology major at the College of Charleston. Tanner originally started at the Office of Sustainability as a partnership intern with Lowcountry Street Grocery (LSG). LSG is a mobile farmers’ market that brings fresh local produce to communities in need. Her job was to help locate communities that were considered food deserts and to help LSG design a bus route. Tanner is currently working on a new project with the office’s Marketing Team creating social sustainability podcasts. Social sustainability is her passion. The intersect between environment and social issues is important, but often forgotten. Social issues are an important part of sustainability, and Tanner hopes to bring awareness of this aspect of sustainability.

MARYBETH GRIMES, Food Security Rotation/Support Internn
Spring 2018 - Present
Marybeth Grimes

Marybeth Grimes is a Senior at the college pursuing a degree in Public Health with minors in Psychology and Environmental and Sustainability Studies. She is looking forward to pursuing her passion for sustainability so she can one day be a leader and model for others on the individual level, as well as a collective level. A few of Marybeth’s academic focuses include sustainable nutrition, development, and consumption, food systems, hydrology & water management and personal health. After college, she hopes to get a Master's degree in Global Sustainability and work internationally. Marybeth enjoys being outside with friends, having a cup of tea after a hot yoga class, taking road trips to see live music shows, traveling to as many places as possible, and promoting sustainable, conscious living 24/7.

JORDAN JAMES, Rotation Intern
Spring 2019 - Present
Jordan James

Jordan James is a freshman from Ohio, and she is pursuing a degree in Geology with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. She is also an Aiken Fellow in the Honors College. Jordan is especially interested in single-use plastics and plastic pollution within the realm of environmental sustainability, and she hopes to work with water pollution in the future. In her free time, Jordan loves reading, hooping, making string art, napping, and running.

SAM JENKINS, Web Design and Synergies Intern
Spring 2018 - Present
Sam Jenkins

Sam is a Junior at the College pursuing a degree in Computing in the Arts with a concentration in Digital Media. He is also a member of the College of Charleston Honors College and Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society. Growing up in Charleston, West Virginia, Sam developed a love for nature at a young age, which has lasted to this day. He became familiar with the idea of sustainability during his freshman year when he took a course entitled “Sustainability, Innovation, and Technology”, in which the collaboration between emerging technology and sustainable practices was discussed. With a background in the mountains of WV and a future career in Computer Science, Sam believes it is important to consider sustainable practices in our advances in technology. Outside of school, Sam enjoys playing basketball, gaming, and creating digital art.

TREVOR LEACH, ECOllective Student Project Committee (ESPC) Chair
Spring 2018 - Present
TREVOR LEACH

Trevor is a Junior in the Honors College at the College of Charleston. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in both Chemistry and Environmental and Sustainability Studies. He has always enjoyed spending time at the beach, hiking mountains, and spending time with his dogs, the beginnings of his journey involving the environment and nature. His first experience with the Office of Sustainability was as a case manager on the ECOllective Student Project Committee (ESPC) as a first-semester sophomore, the beginning of his influence in the College and helping him get his foot in the door at the Office. Trevor then served as the Bike Share Intern at the Office of Sustainability for his second semester as a sophomore, immersing himself in the Office. His interest in working with sustainability stems in part from his experience with The Green Heart Project, a program dedicated to teaching elementary students about health and green living through organic food taste-tests and gardening, and now serves as the Green Heart Liaison for the Honors College. He sees the numerous possibilities the College has to make a greener campus and wants to help utilize this untapped potential. He hopes to see the beginnings of a positive change at the College. He currently resides as the chair for ESPC and the Office and as the Sustainability Liaison for the Student Government Association (SGA).

FIONA LEWIS, Rotation Intern
Spring 2019 - Present
Fiona Lewis

Fiona is a junior Biology major and is minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the College. Growing up in Charleston sparked her adoration for the beauty and health of the city as a whole. She enjoys spending time on the water, hiking and camping in the mountains, attending concerts, doing yoga, and taking photographs. As a rotation intern, Fiona will be working with the ZeroWaste, Community Outreach, and Social Media teams. She is also an active member of the Sustainability Week Student Committee. She is passionate about creating a sustainable future for both the campus and the greater Charleston area.

MICHELLE NANNARONE, Rotation Intern
Spring 2018 - Present
Michelle Nannarone

Michelle Nannarone is a senior at The College majoring in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. She started to become more passionate about all things sustainability when she went vegan her senior year of high school. Michelle can be found either promoting a healthier lifestyle to benefit the animals, your health, and the environment to anyone who will listen, running long distance miles throughout Charleston, having a dance party in her room with friends, or eating all the vegan pizza at Mellow Mushroom. She hopes one day to be able to inspire and change the world by spreading her positively and unique outlook.

LINDSEY OCOCK, Sustainable Greek Program Lead Intern
Spring 2018 - Present
Lindsey Ocock

Lindsey Ocock is a junior at College of Charleston from Wilmington, NC. She is majoring in political science and minoring in communication and geography. She is a member of Greek Life and is working as the Sustainable Greek Program Lead Intern. Lindsey is also a Peer Academic Coach at The College and the president of CofC's Odyssey team. She traveled to Peru in the spring of her first year at The College to study sustainability and food with the FYE travel program which sparked her interest in sustainability and environmental geography. She is excited to be a part of the Office of Sustainability to promote sustainable practices and positivity in Greek Life at College of Charleston.

PABLO PALACIAS, Charleston Social Justice Network Lead Intern
Fall 2018 - Present
Pablo Palacias

Pablo Palacios is a senior from upstate South Carolina. He is an Anthropology major with minors in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. Throughout his time at the College of Charleston, he has been a part of many departments and organizations, including positions at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, the REACH Program, the Center for Excellence in Peer Education, the Cougar Call Center, Alternative Break, Student Government Association, Honor Board, CofC’s Race and Social Justice Initiative, and the Gender and Sexuality Equity Center. His previous position of Social Justice Initiative Lead Intern allowed him to create the Charleston Social Justice Initiative, where he currently holds the position of lead intern for the project. He hopes to use all his past experiences to change the world in whatever capacity he is able to. His Mexican heritage and recent experience living in Spain have pushed him further into exploring Hispanic and Latino issues in the contemporary world.

DARIEN PARKER, Green Office Certification Program Lead Intern
Spring 2019 - Present
Darien Parker

Darien is a junior at the College double majoring in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean. Her studies have influenced her passions of social justice, environmentalism, and all things political. This is her third semester serving on the ECOllective Student Project Committee, and her first semester as an intern for the Office of Sustainability. Her time at the College has heightened her interest in social sustainability, and she is excited to further explore this aspect of sustainability with her internship.

JOSH PETRO, Campus Sustainability Collaboration Intern
Spring 2019 - Present
Josh Petro

Josh Petro is a third-year student majoring in general studies, consisting of minors in environmental and sustainability studies and entrepreneurship. Spring 2019 is his first semester officially working with the Office of Sustainability after having led the Sustainability Literacy Institute’s student ambassadors from fall 2017 through fall 2018 and having served on the advisory board beforehand. In addition, he holds tutoring and peer-facilitation jobs on-campus along with being president of #TheHiddenHandsThatBuiltTheseWalls, a restorative social sustainability project to honor the enslaved labor that built the College of Charleston campus. In his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, and artistic expression.

NATALIE REIDER, Zero Waste Program Support Intern
Fall 2018 - Present
Natalie Reider

Natalie Reider is a freshman at CofC studying Finance and Environmental Sustainability. Natalie is originally from Ellicott City, MD (about 20 mins from Baltimore) and has seen first-hand what sustainable issues look like in her city. Baltimore's’ inner harbor is very polluted, so she is interning with the Office of Sustainability to learn more about taking initiative and what she can do to help her city. She will be rotating in between Zero Waste, Food Security, and one other project with social justice. She is also in surf club and loves to spend her free time at the beach.

SANDERS REESE, Bike Share Support Intern
Spring 2019 - Present
Sanders Reese

Sanders is a senior at The College pursuing a degree in International Studies. He has made South Carolina his home for the better part of his life and been in Charleston for the last 6 years. In that time he has seen his city change in the face of a booming population and the effects of climate change. He hopes to use his time with the Office of Sustainability to better understand the ways in which we can work together and produce change and hopes to develop a more thorough understanding of what it means to live a truly sustainable lifestyle. In his free time, Sanders enjoys being outdoors and exploring the rich beauty that the Lowcountry offers, making music, and hanging out with his two adorable dogs whenever possible.

ANASTASIYA ROMANOVA, Photography and Videography Intern
Spring 2019 - Present
Anastasiya Romanova

Anastasiya Romanova is a currently a Junior at the College and is studying Computing In the Arts with a Russian Studies minor. They have always had a passion for sustainability and implement a sustainable lifestyle such as being vegan, recycling, and looking hard at their carbon footprint. Anastasiya is excited to be an intern at the Office and is especially excited to learn new ways to create media as a part of the media intern. They are always ready to show a picture of their cat or to find new vegan restaurants to go to!

SARA RUSSELL, Bike Share Lead Intern
Spring 2018 - Present
Marybeth Grimes

Sara Russell is a Transportation and Bike Share intern who is passionate about environmentalism and conservationism. She has studied biology and minored in sustainability studies and Spanish in her hometown at the College of Charleston. Sara possesses the title of Beach Sweep/ River Sweep Site Captain and has worked with SC Department of Resources as well as Sea Grant. As a forest lover, you can most likely find her doing ecological work in the field. Sara enjoys dabbling in music, hiking, and thrifting.
Sara is available for sustainable transportation projects and environmental fieldwork research. You can reach Sara at russellsg@g.cofc.edu or (843)-276-6612.

NEYLE STEADMAN, The 71% Project Lead
Fall 2017 - Present
Neyle Steadman

Neyle Steadman is a Graduate of the College, earning a BA in Psychology and minors in Environmental and Sustainability studies. She lives in James Island with her parents, twin sister, and dog, Yogi. She has always loved the environment, water, and animals and has always had a passion for protecting them. In March of 2017, she decided to transition into a Vegan diet. She hopes that her love of animals, the water, and the environment will help influence other people to start living a more sustainable lifestyle. In her free time, she likes to collect succulents, go to the beach, and listen to music.

MEGAN STOVER, Cougar Food Pantry Lead Intern
Spring 2018 - Present
MEGAN STOVER

My name is Megan Stover. I am from Sumter, SC. I am a current senior at the College of Charleston and I am studying Public Health and Spanish. I am the president of the Cougar Food Pantry, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and an assistant manager at the Stern Student Center on campus. I am looking forward to this coming semester!

TATJANA WASHINGTON, Sustainable Nutrition Lead Intern
Fall 2018 - Present
Tatjana Washington

Tati Washington is a senior biology major with a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies who spends her time participating in animal advocacy and social justice events. She is an animal lover who is involved in many organizations on campus such as: President of the Vegan Club, Lead Sustainable Nutrition Intern for the Office of Sustainability, SLI ambassador, Center of Civic Engagement Alternative Break Leader, Stern Center and Campus Recreation employee, and the founder of The Stone Soup Collective student chapter. Outside of her busy schedule, she enjoys playing sports, thrift shopping, cooking and writing a vegan recipe book, and DIY projects!

J.T. WERTH, Zero Waste Events Lead Intern
Spring 2019 - Present
J.T. Werth

J.T. Werth is a second-semester sophomore pursuing a degree in Marketing and a minor in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. His role at the office is the lead intern for zero waste events. His love of wildlife and passion for sustainability influenced him to join the Office of Sustainability's team. J.T. formed an appreciation for nature at an early age while hiking the forests of Northern California with his father. He became interested in issues regarding sustainability after taking a gap year to explore Latin America and East Africa. His interest stemmed from witnessing both the causes and effects of climate change on a global scale. When he’s not helping out at the office he enjoys going to the beach, playing basketball, and barbecuing with friends.