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Garden Apprentices

MOLLY PLUENEKE, Chair
Fall 2016 - Present

Molly P.Molly is a sophomore at the College and is from Kansas City, Missouri. She is majoring in Geology and minoring in Biology with an emphasis in Environmental Geoscience. This will be her second semester at the Office of Sustainability. She started as a rotation intern but is now project lead for the Urban Garden Apprenticeship. Molly loves to travel, dance, draw and hang outside.

CATHERINE ANN
Fall 2016 - Present

Catherine Ann Eaves is a sophomore majoring in Biology and minoring in Environmental Science and Anthropology. Originally from Abbeville, SC, Catherine’s interests in sustainability stem from her love of nature and have only grown since coming to College of Charleston. This semester marks her first working with the Office of Sustainability. In her free time, Catherine likes to listen to music, read, hike, and just chill.

AMBER CALAHAN
Fall 2016 - Present

Amber Callahan is a senior at the College of Charleston majoring in Biology and minoring in Studio Art. Her love of gardening and nature grew from spending time with her grandmother, who showed her how to tend to plants, and is also what inspired my curiosity and love for the natural world. I also love animals and so in my future I am planning on working with wild animals whether it’s being a veterinarian, a researcher, and/or involved in wildlife rehabilitation. Stemming from my love of nature and animals, I enjoy incorporating sustainability into my life and living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle for a better future for our planet!

JULIE CHEA
Fall 2016 - Present

Julie is a junior majoring in Computing in the Arts with a concentration in studio art. Originally from Rock Hill, SC, Julie enjoys the local music and art scene around Charleston along with getting involved with organizations that deal with social justice and sustainability. Through the Urban Garden Apprenticeship she hopes to take steps towards her long term goal of attaining a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle by first learning to grow her own food.

MARYBETH GRIMES
Fall 2016 - Present

Marybeth is currently a sophomore at the College of Charleston majoring in public health with minors in psychology and environmental and sustainability studies. Marybeth is currently a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma, and Best Buddies. She made the President's List both semesters of her freshman year and also participated in an alternative spring break trip through The College to Copenhagen, Denmark studying International Health and Medicine. Marybeth loves the outdoors, traveling, yoga and music. One day she hopes to work for a national organization promoting health and environmental awareness.

MADELINE KISER
Fall 2016 - Present

Madeline kiser is a junior at the college of Charleston and is a public health major. She is planning on going to nursing school after graduating in 2018 in hopes of becoming a midwife. Madeline is involved with many different organizations on campus, such as Cougar Ambassadors, Alpha Delta Pi, Phi Eta Sigma , Student Alumni Association, and Nursing club.

BRYAN KO
Fall 2016 - Present

Bryan is currently a freshman majoring in computer science and minoring in environmental studies. Sustainability has always been a passion of his. He also loves being outdoors and doing outdoor related activities, such as backpacking and kayaking. One of his favorite things is waking up to a bonfire and making a fresh cup of coffee while backpacking. He is very excited to be a part of the garden apprenticeship and to help the community and environment around him.

LACEY LINDSEY
Fall 2016 - Present

Lacey Lindsey is a junior majoring in Sociology and minoring in both Urban Studies and Historic Preservation. She hopes to someday work as an architect and is interested in commune building, transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle, and permaculture. She is also the student coordinator for Safe Zone and the Vice President of the Gay Straight Alliance. In her free time, she enjoys writing lyrics, pressing flowers, and perfecting her vegan cheese recipe.

ZADIE MATHIS
Fall 2016 - Present

Zadie Mathis is a junior at the College from Greenville, SC. She is majoring in Philosophy (with a special interest in eastern philosophy) with a concentration in law and a minor in environmental studies. Zadie's love and appreciation for nature blossomed as she grew up around, and explored, the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her interest in gardening and sustainability grew through her experiences in the community of Asheville, NC and from witnessing the successful and sustainable community practices they have in place there. Zadie loves listening to music and attending music festivals, hula hooping, backpacking, and spending time with her dog, Buddha.

JESS MORRIS
Fall 2016 - Present

Jess Morris is a Sociology major, psychology and environmental studies minor, and a junior at cofc. She is interested in how agriculture and human behavior affect the environment. She's not entirely sure what she's going to pursue in the future. but feels as though she has finally found a passionate path to continue on. She loves to create art, go hiking, and make others feel joy.

AMELIA PANTAZIS
Fall 2016 - Present

Amy is a junior from Indian Land, S.C. She is a Biology major with a minor in Chemistry. She loves the outdoors, exploring, tumbling, painting, dancing, and discovering new coffee shops. Amy's interest for urban gardening was sparked as a kid when she would visit Greece. Her parents come from two extremely rural villages in Greece that depend on their own produce. From visiting Greece every summer and staying in the villages, she has seen the positive effects of how urban gardening promotes not only a healthy lifestyle but also a healthy Earth as well. She is excited to learn more about gardening through new sustainability techniques and hopes to inspire her friends and family to adopt these techniques.

SHANTI PIENIAK
Fall 2016 - Present

Shanti is a senior at the College of Charleston and is originally from Clearwater, Florida. She has lived in Charleston for six years and is proud to call it her home. She is studying Psychology and Political Science and graduating a year earlier than expected. Shanti is passionate about making a difference in her community and would like to eventually spread the message globally. Her dream is to build and run multiple 100% sustainable orphan relief facilities worldwide.

MEGHAN SMITH
Fall 2016 - Present

Meghan Smith is a freshman at the College of Charleston. Her variety of interests has currently left her at a loss as to what she wants to major in, but she is currently eyeing either Anthropology, Sociology, or Communications. Meghan loves contributing goodness to the world, whether it's environmentally or socially. She also has a love for art, and has a potential interest in pursuing studio art as a career. In addition to those things, Meghan is also passionate about music, festivals, and in general being SUSTAINABLE!

JULIA WOFFORD
Fall 2016 - Present

Julia Wofford is a sophomore from Aiken, SC. When she is not busy with school work and babysitting, she enjoys being outside and exploring. She loves kayaking and walking her dog, Avery. She is actively a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority, RUF, Student Alumni Associates, and Move Groove & Get Active. Julia also enjoys volunteering at one of the local homeless shelters, the One80 Place.