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The EcoRep Team

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    Neel Simpson  My name is Neel Simpson, and I am a sophomore studying geology and environmental science at the college. I'm interested in many environmental issues, and am particularly looking forward to discussions on our community's carbon footprint and ways that we can reduce plastic waste. In my free time, I play guitar, read, and love going hiking whenever I get the chance. My favorite animal is the Galapagos Penguin and my dream vacation would be climbing Mt. Everest.  Neel Simpson
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    Lauren Croissant  My name is Lauren Croissant and I am a senior double majoring in Biology and Environmental Science. I'm also involved in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and I volunteer for the Department of Natural Resources in Colonial National Historical Park. I love all things outdoors and sustainability and a fun fact about me is that I spent more time in the woods than indoors this summer!  Lauren Croissant
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    Emily Topness  Hello! My name is Emily and I am a sophomore majoring in Anthropology and Environmental Science. I joined EcoReps this year and assisted with making Freshman Move-In more sustainable. There are so many easy changes we can make in our lives to be more sustainable, and I love being a part of an organization that brings this information to campus. On campus, I am also involved in the Spotswood Society as a volunteer tour guide in the Wren Building and I am a member of Blitz, the club running team on campus.  Emily Topness
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    Amelia Lowe  Amelia is a History and Environmental Policy student at the college. Besides pursuing her passions in conserving the environment and promoting its wellbeing, she sings in the William & Mary Choir and is president of the Colleges Against Cancer club. She loves being outdoors and has a passion for cooking and baking. She especially loves finding new ways to incorporate sustainability into her lifestyle.  Amelia Lowe
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    Jonny Malks  Jonny is a Junior double majoring in English and Environmental Policy. His interest in sustainability is fueled by his curiosity and passion in studying food and food systems. When Jonny is not pondering the cultivation of Chestnuts in Massachusetts or the way that Edith Wharton situates her female protagonists inside greenhouses, he is captaining William & Mary's ultimate frisbee team and writing songs with his best friend, Gabe. Jonny is so excited to be a part of the EcoReps program!  Jonny Malks
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    Maddie Talnagi  Maddie is a senior at the college studying psychology and history. Originally from a coastal community in Virginia, Maddie is passionate about the ecological well-being of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. She spent this past summer working for the EPA in Washington and after graduation hopes to attend graduate school for environmental policy and conservation. On campus, Maddie is dedicated to improving sustainability efforts and in addition to serving as an eco representative she also works as a park ambassador for the Parks Research Lab. In her free time, Maddie can be found hiking or working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to restore oyster habitats in the Chesapeake Bay.  Maddie Talnagi
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    Madelyn McLean  Madelyn is a freshman majoring in biology and is super excited to be an EcoRep. She is passionate about living a sustainable lifestyle and loves eating at local restaurants. Outside of school, she enjoys singing, baking, traveling to new places, and playing with her dog.  Madelyn McLean
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    Olivia Kamer  My name is Olivia Kamer and I am a junior majoring in Psychology and Linguistics. I am pursuing a career in speech pathology, but in the meantime I am working on spreading awareness about environmental conservation and protection! I have been working with William and Mary's Diversion Committee to come up with strategies to divert and decrease the campus's waste. I got into sustainability because I am passionate about biodiversity, and reducing waste and non-renewable energy use is a great way to help maintain our essential ecosystems.  Olivia Kamer
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    Rebecca Topness  Hi! My name is Rebecca, and I'm a sophomore majoring in Geology and Environmental Science. I joined EcoReps at the beginning of this year when I helped out with recycling during freshman move-in. I love having the opportunity to help educate campus about sustainability. Besides EcoReps, I'm a Peer Advisor and I'm also a marketing co-chair for TEDx.  Rebecca Topness
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    Sarah Snipes  Sarah Snipes is a Geology and Environmental Science major who has a passion for the environment and learning. When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, her response was, “A pine cone picker”. Now, she is an EcoRepresentative Club Captain who also aspires to motivate others to explore a positive relationship with the outdoors. She enjoys promoting the importance of sustainability with EcoReps through many of their activities.  Sarah Snipes
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2019 EcoReps 
Fall 2019 EcoReps
Name Class of Major
Evelyn Basham 2020 CAMS Math & Biology
Lauren Croissant 2020 Biology & Environmental Science
Lani Davidoff 2021 Finance, Economics minor
Grace Gilbert 2020 Psychology, Biology minor

Serena Higgerson

2020 Sociology, Public Health minor
Olivia Kamer 2021 Psychology, Linguistics minor
Rosemary Ketron 2023 Undecided
Laura Kirk 2023 International Relations
Shirley Kwok 2020 Mathematical Biology
Amelia Lowe 2021 History and Environmental Policy
Julie Luecke 2020 French and Francophone Studies, Psychology minor
Jonny Malks 2021 English and Environmental Policy
Madelyn McLean 2023 Biology, Kinesiology minor
Dorian Miller 2022 Environmental Science and Policy and Geology
Katie O'Neill 2023 Latin American Studies
Carolyn Price 2021 Psychology, History minor
Macy Punzalan 2020 Kinesiology (Public Health concentration), Biochemistry minor
Josh Rigby 2022 Government and Neuroscience
Neel Simpson 2022 Geology
Sarah Snipes 2021 Geology and Environmental Science
Merritt Steadman 2023 Economics, Environmental Science minor
Madeline Talnagi 2020 Psychology major, History minor
Rebecca Topness 2022 Geology and Environmental Science
Emily Topness 2022 Anthropology and Environmental Science
Evie Tsow 2021 East Asian Studies, Environmental Science and Policy minor
Meet our 2019 EcoReps Move-In Team.

The 2019 EcoRep move-in team 

Move-In Day EcoReps
Name Class of Major
Rachel Akers 2021 Neuroscience; Public Health minor
Elizabeth Ashley 2021 Public Policy and Environmental Science and Policy
Xiara Colon 2021 Psychology and Music
Sonali Dabhi 2021 Chemistry; Public Health Minor
Katelyn Kelly 2022 Psychology and Kinesiology (Public Health)
Mariah Lee 2022 Biology; Public Health minor
Susannah Lohmann 2020 Biology; Marine Science minor
Amelia Lowe 2021 History and Environmental Policy
Holden Mershon 2020 Government; Arabic Minor
Carolyn Price 2021 Psychology; History minor
Patrick Salsburg 2021 International Relatons; German minor
Deme Smith 2021 Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy
Sarah Snipes 2021 Geology and Environmental Science
Rebecca Topness 2022 Geology and Environmental Science
Emily Topness 2022 Anthropology and Environmental Science
Mary Lawrence Young 2021 Environmental Science and Policy and Anthropology; Hispanic Studies minor