Previous EcoAmbassador Projects

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 EcoAmbassadors:

  • Maria Kanevsky '17, who researched the structure and applicability of eco-rep programs under sustainabiltiy director, Calandra Waters Lake
  • Anna Klompen '17 and Rachel Layko '18, who researched and implemented projects with the VIMS Discovery Labs under CBNERR-VA education coordinator, Sarah Nuss
  • Kendall King '17, Jesse Smyth '16, and Maura Finn '19, who mapped invasive species in the Crim Dell under geology professor, Linda Morse, and herbarium curator, Beth Chambers
  • Lara Sierra '17, who organized Earth Week 2017 with Elizabeth Jacob '17, COS Programs & Education Co-chair, and sustainabilty director Calandra Waters Lake
  • Forrest Sprouse '17, who investigated stormwater runoff and possible mitigation options in the Crim Dell under geology professor, Linda Morse, and herbarium curator, Beth Chambers
  • Robin Thady '17, who researched the costs and benefits of varying power sources on the W&M campus under Keck Lab director, Randy Chambers
  • Jack Zhang '17, who expanded the project creating podcasts of interviews with sustainability alumni, under associate director, Don Snyder, and Wendy Webb-Robers, Director of Public Service Careers at Cohen Career Center

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 EcoAmbassadors:

  • Erin Chapman '16, who implemented phase two, hardwood trees, of the native plant nursery under herbarium curator, Beth Chambers, and greenhouse manager, Patty White-Jackson
  • Lindsay Dahlgren '18 and Catie Liebeck '16, who cataloged all the sustainability research projects through Sponsored Programs for AASHE STARS under sustainability director Calandra Waters Lake, and biology professor, Dan Cristol
  • Shannon Henris '16 and Tarrling Liu '17, who researched and implemented projects at the VIMS Discovery Labs under CBNERR-VA education coordinator, Sarah Nuss
  • Gina Sawaya '16, who created podcasts of interviews with sustainability alumni, under associate director, Don Snyder, and Wendy Webb-Robers, Director of Public Service Careers at Cohen Career Center
  • Kacey Schwartz '16, who researched cigarette butt litter on the W&M campus under environmental health and safety director, Sandra Prior
  • Marie Serfis '18 and Laurra Sperry '16, who completed a catalog of all 2015 sustainability courses for AASHE STARS under the supervision of sustainability director, Calandra Waters Lake and biology professor, Dan Cristol
  • Richie Thaxton '16, who researched the use of outdoor spaces around Swem Library under science librarian, Lauren Goode
  • Rachel Wimmer '16, who created and disseminated blogs focused on W&M sustainabiltiy research under the supervision of Samuel Lake, Ph.D.

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 EcoAmbassadors:

  • Anne Davis '16 and Elizabeth Jacob '17, who assisted Natalie Hurd '16, COS Programs & Education Co-chair, and sustainabilty director Calandra Waters Lake in organizing Earth Week 2015

  • Claire Goydan '15, who created and disseminated blogs focused on VIMS sustainabiltiy research under the supervision of Samuel Lake, Ph.D. 
  • Sarah Hong '16 and Allison McCluskey '15, who created material for and worked at the VIMS Discovery Labs under CBNERR-VA education coordinator, Sarah Nuss
  • Abigail MacMillan '15, who created podcasts of interviews with sustainability alumni, under associate director, Don Snyder, and Wendy Webb-Robers, Director of Public Service Careers at Cohen Career Center
  • Laurra Sperry '16, who researched the current feasibility of electric car charging stations at W&M under associate biology professor, Martha Case
  • Kevin Xu '17, who launched a pilot native plant nursery under herbarium curator, Beth Chambers, and greenhouse manager, Patty White-Jackson

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 EcoAmbassadors:

  • Katie Johanson, '15, who assisted Sharon Hartzell and Patrick Foley in organizing the College's First Annual Sustainability Summit
  • Maren Hunsberger, '15, who acted as webmaster and social media coordinator
  • Katie Thoma and Aiyana Bodi, who coordinated this year's Earth Week
  • Hannah '14, and Gus Tate, '15, who laid the groundwork for the Native Plant Nursery
  • Chen Jin, '14, who worked with Bob Avalle to asses recycling data

Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 EcoAmbassadors:

  • Amanda Morrow '14, who worked on SWEM Library's Sustainability Guide and helped implement and promote SWEM sustainability events
  • Blair Doucett '13 and Will Ozbun '13, who helped coordinate W&M Earth Week
  • Philip Hart '13 and Sami Mirimiri '14 who worked with Dan Patterson in Facilities to present report energy use data on the W&M Sustainability website
  • Nicholas Ryu '13 who worked with Robert Avalle in Facilities to promote Recycling on campus
  • Tracey Brinkerhoff '14 and Caitlin Verdu '14 (Fall Semester) and Philip Hart '13 (Spring Semester) who worked with faculty at the School of Business School on communicating sustainability among the many groups with these overlapping goals

Spring 2012 EcoAmbassadors:

  • Will Douthitt '12 and Katie Snyder '13, who are reseached and wrote grants for the EcoVillage.
  • Sharon Hartzell '14, who revitalized the COS blog to make it a more effective outreach tool.
  • Elizabeth Saccioccia '14, who worked with Facilities Management on GIS documentation of campus features like memorial trees, sensitive habitats and areas of archeological importance.
  • Darya Minovi '14, who worked to certify the College as a bicycle friendly campus.
  • Jeremy Zhang '14, who revamped Swem Library's sustainability guide.
  • Priscilla Lin '13 and Zander Pellegrino '15, who planned Earth Week 2012.

Fall 2011 EcoAmbassadors: 

  • Katie Robinson '14, who worked to increase the level of LEED certification in the Rec Center.
  • Will Douthitt '12 and Katie Snyder '13, who did research and wrote grants for the EcoVillage.
  • Sharon Hartzell '14, who revitalized the COS blog to make it a more effective outreach tool.
  • Tom Innes, MBA '12 who worked with Facilities Management on documentation of campus construction with emphasis on underground utility mapping to support future campus planning, construction, and maintenance.
  • Huan Song '13, who worked with the Mason School of Business to develop an effective environmental signage campaign and raising awareness about water issues.

Spring 2011 EcoAmbassadors: 

  • Dominique Paxton '13 and Julia Casciotti '12, who worked in the Office of Procurement on an e-recycling program.
  • Patrick Foley '13, who worked in the Government Department on a sustainable transportation project.
  • Morrison Mast '12, who worked with GIS to map fisheries in South America.
  • Sarah Appleton '14, who worked to improve recycling at Swem Library.
  • Thuy Tran '12 and Will Ozbun '13, who worked on non-traditional recycling programs in the Athletics Department.
  • Maegan Crews '12, who worked with the Art Department to recycle construction waste into art projects.