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Our Team

The Center for Sustainability prides itself on our ability to foster strong connections and integration between operationsacademicscampus life, and community engagement in order to develop a more sustainable SCU. The Center for Sustainability is composed of five staff members, two faculty associates with course releases to lead academic sustainability initiatives, student employees who gain professional experience while coordinating transformational campus sustainability and garden programs, and student fellows who spend an academic year exploring intersectional issues surrounding the global climate crisis as well as application and scaling of climate solutions at the local level. Many students also work with us through quarter-long internship opportunities. View open opportunities at right to join our team. 

Faculty & Staff

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Faculty Associate, Academic Programs
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Climate Action and Energy Program Manager
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Academics and Engagement Program Manager
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Communication and Reporting Program Manager
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Sustainable Food Systems Program Manager
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Faculty Associate, Sustainability Across the Curriculum
Student Staff
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Sustainability Coordinator, Career Empowerment
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Sustainability Coordinator, Circular Economy
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Sustainability Coordinator, Collaborative Events
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Sustainability Coordinator, Strategic Engagement
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Sustainability Coordinator, Facilities Operations
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Garden Apprentice
Maddy Hwang, 2023
Garden Apprentice
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Sustainability Coordinator, Laudato Si’ Planning
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Sustainability Coordinator, Public Outreach - Website, Photography
Madeline Pugh, 2023
Community Development Garden Apprentice
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Housing & Dining Sustainability Coordinator
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Sustainability Coordinator, Storytelling and Campaigns
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Data & Analytics Sustainability Coordinator
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Communications & Design Sustainability Coordinator
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Strategic Planning Sustainability Coordinator
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Garden Apprentice
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Curriculum Transformation Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Fellows
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Silicon Valley Power Sustainable Futures Fellow
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Silicon Valley Power Sustainable Futures Fellow
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Silicon Valley Power Sustainable Futures Fellow
Class of 2021
Emma McCurry: Food Systems Fellow. March 2019 - December 2020.
Steven Bucher: Sustainability Intern, Data & Analytics. September 2019-June 2021.
Lauren Hewitt: Sustainability Intern, Buildings & Grounds + Virtual Engagement. September 2019-August 2021.
Julia Jenak: Garden Apprentice. September 2018-September 2021.
James Konugres: Garden Apprentice. September 2020-June 2021.
Anjali Rangaswami: BUG Intern. September 2020-June 2021.
 
Class of 2020
Amanda Eason: Sustainability Intern, Waste Diversion. January 2018-August 2020.
Ali Deambrosio
: Sustainability Intern, Zero Waste. September 2018-June 2020.
Emma Hokoda
: Sustainability Intern, Curriculum Development. April 2018-August 2020.
Gisselle Delgadillo: Sustainability Intern, Academic Programs / Climate Action & Education. September 2017-June 2020.
Katie Simon
: Sustainability Intern, Communication. April 2019-June 2020.
Kate Wyant
: Forge Garden Apprentice
Maddy Axel
: Sustainability Intern, Employee Engagement. September 2019-June 2020.
Mandi Sit
: Sustainability Intern, Student Engagement. September 2018-June 2020.
Nate Redinbo
: Sustainability Intern, Residence Life. March 2018 - April 2020.
Nick Chan: Food Systems Fellow, July 2018 - June 2019.
Paige Whittaker: Food Systems Fellow. April 2019-June 2020.
Sammi Zamora: Forge Garden Apprentice
Sose Grum: Sustainability Project Assistant, Marketing. Summer 2018.
Tommy Hayashi
: Forge Garden Apprentice

Class of 2019 
Erin Ronald: Sustainability Intern, Transportation. May 2017 - June 2019.
James Wang
: Sustainability Intern, Buildings & Grounds. September 2017 - September 2019.
Jarlette Uy-Custer: Project Assistant, Marketing. Summer 2019.
Jessi FrancoForge Garden Apprentice. Fall 2018 - June 2019.
Kalina Joffray: Food Systems Fellow. August 2018 - June 2019. 
Sammi Bennett: Sustainability Intern, Employee Engagement. January 2018 - June 2019.
Sophia Schnitzer: Sustainability Project Assistant, Engagement. Summer 2018.
Teresa Schofield: BUG Operations Intern, September 2018 - June 2019.
Vanessa Shin: Sustainability Intern, Communication. September 2017 -  June 2019.
Zachary Gianotti: Forge Garden Apprentice. Fall 2018 - June 2019.
 
 
Michael Terry. Class of 2021.
Sustainability Project Assistant, Zero Waste. Fall 2018.
 
Elena Jorgensen.
Sustainability Project Assistant, Graphic Design. Summer 2018.
 
Everett Kinkade. Class of 2019.
Forge Garden Intern. Fall 2016 - Summer 2018.
 
Andie Filler. Class of 2018.
Sustainability Intern, Curriculum. September 2015 - August 2018.
 
Meredith Anderson. Class of 2018.
Forge Garden Intern. Fall 2017 - Spring 2018.
 
Ryan Kincheloe. Class of 2018.
Forge Garden Intern. Fall 2017- Spring 2018.
 
Henry Ferguson. Class of 2018.
Sustainability Intern, Employee Engagement & Zero-Waste. September 2017 - June 2018.
 
Ella Kobelt. Class of 2018.
Sustainability Intern, Residence Life. September 2017 - June 2018. 
 
Megan Michel. Class of 2018.
Sustainability Intern, Student Engagement. March 2016 - June 2018. 
 
Chonsa Schmidt. Class of 2018.
Sustainability Intern, Waste Diversion. September 2016 - January 2018.
 
Mary-Ann Niktas.
Sustainability Programs Assistant. Summer 2017.
 
Hailey Kennedy. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Forge Garden. September 2015 - June 2016.
 
Eric Hagle. Law. Class of 2018. 
Volunteer. January 2017 - January 2018.
 
Laura Schumacher. Class of 2017.
Volunteer. January 2017 - June 2017
 
Jaro Bellier. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Buildings & Grounds. September 2016 - June 2017.
 
Clint May. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Residence Life. September 2016 - June 2017.
 
Beatriz Monterola-Lemus. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Forge Garden. May 2016 - June 2017.
 
Nick Spinelli. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Academic Programs. September 2015 - June 2017.
 
Allison Carmody. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Food & Dining. September 2014- June 2017.
 
Lauren Moore. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Communication. September 2014 - June 2017.
 
Erin Murphy. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Employee Engagement. September 2014 - March 2017.
 
Kayla Wells. Class of 2016.
Sustainability Intern, Waste Diversion. September 2014 - July 2016.
 
Blair Libby. Class of 2016.
Sustainability Intern, Buildings & Grounds. October 2013 - June 2016.
 
Keiko Montenegro. Class of 2016.
Sustainability Intern, Residence Life. October 2015 - June 2016.
 
Alec Kwo. Class of 2016.
Sustainability Intern, Student Engagement. January 2015 - February 2016.
 
Rissa Yaw. Class of 2013.
Sustainability Programs Assistant. January - June 2016.
 
Tyler Meditz. Class of 2017.
Sustainability Intern, Athletics & Recreation. January 2015 - June 2015.
 
Pallav Upadhyay. MBA.
Sustainability Intern, Curriculum Development. November 2014 - June 2015.
 
Thomas Wheeler. Class of 2016.
Sustainability Intern, Academic Programs. October 2013 - June 2014.
 
Julia Peters. Class of 2015. 
Sustainability Intern, Athletics & Recreation. October 2013 - September 2014. 
 
Alex Garcia. Class of 2015.
Sustainability Intern, Athletics & Recreation. October 2013 - February 2015.

Asti Chandrakar. MBA.
Sustainability Intern, Curriculum Development. November 2013 - July 2014. 
 
Kelsey Baker. Class of 2014.
Sustainability Intern, Communications. September 2013 - June 2014.
 
Lynsey Cumberford-Palmer. Class of 2014.
Sustainability Intern, Employee Engagement. January 2013- June 2014.
 
Claire Ryan. Class of 2014.
Sustainability Intern, Residence Life. September 2013 - June 2014.
 
Claire Overholt. Class of 2014.
Sustainability Intern, Student Engagement. September 2013 - June 2014.
 
Olivia Benson. Class of 2014.
Sustainability Intern, Forge Garden Events and Outreach. March 2013 - March 2014.

Megan Anders. Class of 2014. 
Sustainability Intern, Athletics and Recreation. January 2012 - October 2013. 

Michelle Tang. Class of 2013. 
Sustainability Intern, Student Initiatives. September 2011 - June 2013. 
 
Christiane Sanicola. Class of 2013. 
Sustainability Intern, Waste Diversion. September 2011 - June 2013.
 
Aven Satre-Meloy. Class of 2013. 
Sustainability Intern, Communications. September 2011 - June 2013.

Amelia Evans. Class of 2013. 
Sustainability Intern, Residence Life. January 2012 - June 2013.
 
Elizabeth Hart. Class of 2012. 
Sustainability Intern, Faculty and Staff Initiatives. September 2011 - July 2012. 
 
Molly Kagel. Class of 2011. 
Sustainability Intern, Faculty and Staff Initiatives. September 2010 - August 2011. 
 
Kaelin Holland. Class of 2011. 
Recycling Intern. June 2009 - June 2011.
 
Hannah Slocum. Class of 2011. 
Sustainability Intern, Student Initiatives. October 2008 - June 2011. 
 
Emily Orbanek. Class of 2011. 
Sustainability Intern, Communications. September 2010 - June 2011. 
 
Chloe Fitzmaurice-Shean. Class of 2012. 
Sustainability Intern, Residence Life. September 2010 - June 2011. 
 
Kristin Sterling. Class of 2010. 
Sustainability Intern, Faculty & Staff Initiatives. August 2009 - September 2010. 
 
Christopher Woodhouse. Class of 2010. 
Sustainability Intern, Communications & Reporting. September 2009 - September 2010.
 
Cara Uy. Class of 2011. 
Sustainability Intern, Residence Life & Move-Out Waste Diversion. August 2009 - September 2010. 
 
Emily Thomas. Class of 2010. 
Sustainability Intern, Emissions Inventory for Catholic Relief Services. November 2008 - June 2010.
 
Jennifer Gore. Class of 2009. 
Sustainability Intern, Faculty and Staff Initiatives. April 2008 - August 2009. 
 
Tracey Mangin. Class of 2009. 
Recycling Intern. July 2007 - June 2009. 
 
Richard Jaramillo. Class of 2011. 
Sustainability Intern, Reporting and Assessments. October 2008 - June 2009. 
 
Preet Anand. Class of 2010. 
Sustainability Intern, Sustainable Office Assessment Project. April 2008 - June 2008. 
 
Peter Thamer. Class of 2008. 
Sustainability Assessment Intern. January 2007 - June 2008. 
 
Brandon Ridley. Class of 2006. 
Sustainability Assessment Intern. June 2006 - September 2006.
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We are a dedicated team of staff, faculty, and enthusiastic students who implement projects, events, and programs that drive SCU to a stronger culture of sustainability through academics, engagement, and operations.


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Contact Information
For general inquiries: sustainability@scu.edu
For garden events: theforge@scu.edu
For waste questions: recycling@scu.edu
 
For Mail:
Center for Sustainability
Bergin Hall, Suite 200
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

Sustainability Committees

Working Group: Academics
Working Group: Campus Engagement
Working Group: Community Engagement
Working Group: Operations - Energy
Working Group: Operations - Resources

Tree Advisory Committee

Campus Sustainability Investment Fund

Carbon Neutrality Task Force

Curriculum Advisory Council

Transportation Demand Management Task Force