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Student Sustainability Corps

Student Sustainability Corps

The Student Sustainability Corps is a unique opportunity for students to come together and make USU a more sustainable place. Members represent the Student Sustainability Office, Sustainability Council, Student Organic Farm, EcoHouse, Aggie Blue Bikes, Sustainability Club, Inclusion Center, and Val R Christensen Service Center. Some are AmeriCorps members. Others are volunteers. All are dedicated to make the world better for current and future Aggies.

Hiring

Note: These positions are related to USU Sustainability, but not all positions are hired through USU Sustainability or based out of Logan. Read job descriptions carefully.

Meet the Interns


Kara Bachman

Kara Bachman

Food Intern Student
Student Sustainability Office
Kara is the Food Waste Intern in the Student Sustainability Office. She is a Sophomore
majoring in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences with a minor in Sustainable Systems.
Her ideal career is to solve food insecurity by combating food waste through community
programs. She enjoys managing the Food Recovery Network and the Farmers Market at
Utah State University. Her goal is to reduce food waste in Cache Valley and create
opportunities for students to become more engaged with their surroundings. Kara’s
passions include painting landscapes, running before the sunrises, and cooking produce
from her family’s garden.

If you are interested in volunteering or collaborating with her contact her at
karabachman2@gmail.com.

Office Hours:
Monday 2-3pm 
Sam Fitch

Sam Fitch

True Blue Reuse Director
Student Sustainability Office
Sam is the True Blue Reuse Director for the Student Sustainability Office. She is currently a Senior majoring in Plant Science and minoring in Sustainable Systems. Besides turning her home into an urban jungle, she is particularly interested in permaculture, urban farming, and wants to learn more about the herbal/medicinal uses of plants. In the sustainability world she is fascinated with people's relationships with and mindsets surrounding waste. Her goals for this year are to emphasize the sustainability of secondhand clothing and encouraging resonsible consumerism. She's a Utah-born skier, loves exploratory roadtrips, and is a dog person through and through (sorry cats). 
 
If interested in collaborating, volunteering, or need questions answered please contact her at s.fitch@aggiemail.usu.edu.

Office Hours:
Tuesday 12:30pm - 1:15pm
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Jake Gottschalk

Air Quality & Transportation Intern
Sustainability Council
Coming soon.
Brenda Hawley

Brenda Hawley

Sustainability Fellow
Caine College of the Arts
Coming soon.
 Bryce Johnston

Bryce Johnston

Engagement Intern
Student Sustainability Office
Bryce is the Engagement intern in the Student Sustainability Office. He is currently studying Conservation and Restoration Ecology with the hope to work in non-profit and advocacy. His interest in sustainability started with volunteering with various programs and clubs on campus, along with leading a service trip focused on sustainability to Moab. Bryce is particularly interested in helping people find more volunteer and event opportunities around sustainability, and how different groups and identities of people interact with the realm of sustainable development. If he's not up in the mountains roaming around, he is either haunting the third floor of the TSC working on service and SSO projects, or practicing banjo.

Office Hours:

Matt Mattoon

Matt Mattoon

Conservation Event Intern
Sustainability Council
Matthew is the Conservation Event Intern in the student sustainably office. He is currently a Junior studying Pre-med while majoring in Biology and minoring in philosophy and chemistry. Matthew is passionate about engaging students within the community and wants to gain a deeper learning of community activism. He also enjoys pursuing research in neuromolecular biology and medicine. Matthew's goals are to engage students through Energy Wars and RecycleMania in order to teach the values of minimizing energy usage in everyday living

If you are interested in collaborating an event with Matt, you can contact him at mattmattoon@hotmail.com

Office Hours:
Tuesday 1:30-2:30 PM (Facilities 110)
Kate Robinson

Kate Robinson

Green Office Intern
Sustainability Council
Kate is the Green Office Intern in the Student Sustainability Office. Originally from Chicago, she spent a year at San Diego State as an environmental engineering major before transferring and switching her major. She is currently a second-year environmental studies major interested in renewable energy and is enjoying it much more than engineering. She is looking forward to getting involved on campus through her internship and other organizations like SOSNR. After graduating, she hopes to live in a tiny house. Outside of school and work, Kate enjoys reading, hiking, and photography. She is a huge Simon and Garfunkel fan and loves trying new restaurants. 

If you are interested in how to make your office more environmentally friendly, contact Kate at ktdrobinson@gmail.com

Office Hours: By Appointment
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Holley Stringham

Marketing Intern
Student Sustainability Office and Council
Holley is the Marketing Intern for the Student Student Sustainability Office. She is a Junior in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program and is the biggest architecture nerd you will ever meet. Holley plans to become an Urban Designer and work with cities to create healthier, safer, and more sustainable communities. She is also a part of the Community Engaged Scholar program and loves going out into the community and volunteering. She is currently working on her capstone by designing an ADA accessible campsite for a local nonprofit. Outside of school and work, Holley enjoys hiking, playing the guitar, biking, and hammocking. 

If you are interested in putting an announcement in the newsletter or on our social media, contact Holley at holley.stringham@usu.edu

Office Hours:
Monday 10 AM -12 PM
Wednesday 10AM -12 PM
 Sage Sutcliffe

Sage Sutcliffe

Recycling Intern
Student Sustainabilty Office
Sage is the Recycling Intern in the Student Sustainability Office. She's a Junior majoring in Human-Environment Geography and minoring in Sustainable Systems. Her appreciation for the study of people, places, and environmental well-being is fostered by her constant desire to travel and be outside exploring—while leaving as small of an impact as possible. Sage is involved with the USU Sustainability Club and enjoys sharing ideas and inspiration regarding sustainable lifestyles with other students. As the Recycling Intern, she works to encourage recycling and reducing waste around campus. She also helps facilitate True Blue Reuse, USU's own thrift store. If she's not studying, Sage is probably cooking, reading, or watercolor painting.
 
If you're interested in collaborating with Sage or have any questions, please contact her at utahsuttie@gmail.com 
 
Office Hours:
Tuesday 3 -4 PM
Heather Wilkinson

Heather Wilkinson

Student Sustainability Grant Intern
Student Sustainability Office
Heather is the Student Sustainability Grant Intern in the Student Sustainability Office. She is currently a junior in the Interior Design program in the Caine’s College of the Arts. She discovered her passion for sustainability as a representative of the student-led club USGBC (United States Green Building Council) and is particularly enthusiastic about LEED and emerging renewable energy technology. Her opportunities to travel and study abroad, volunteer at the Human Society, and engage in Model United Nations simulations has shaped her world view and dedication to the progress of sustainable living. She is fueled by spicy ramen, dream pop, and anything Tolkien.

If interested in learning more about the grant process, please contact Heather at
heather.wilkinson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Office Hours:
Monday 10 - 12pm
Idea Labs: Thursday 10 - 12pm

Meet the Staff

Kate Stephens

Kate Stephens

CCE Program Director
Student Sustainability Office
kate.stephens@usu.edu
Kate is the Coordinator of the USU Student Sustainability Office and Assistant Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, has been a part of the national service movement for over 20 years. Prior to her current position, Kate served as the Program Director for Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) for 12 years. She is the founder of Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, a non-profit adaptive outdoor recreation program. Kate also served as a VISTA Leader in Logan, a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and an environmental educator at Teton Science School. In an effort to develop a more diverse and inclusive Conservation Corps, Kate started the UCC’s Access to Service inclusion project and Bilingual Youth Corps. Kate has received local, regional and national recognition for her work to include underrepresented populations in national service. Kate has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and M.A. in Environmental Education.
Brhianna Malcolm

Brhianna Malcom

Engagement Coordinator
Student Sustainability Office
brhianna.malcolm@usu.edu
Brhianna is the Engagement Coordinator for the Center for Community Engagement. She started in January 2017 and has a B.S in Environmental Science and Minor in Biology from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. After 3 years of working hands on in the Conservation field, Brhianna made the shift into sustainability. Her work with the SSO includes managing the USU Farmers Market, organizing the Food Recovery Network, and facilitating the new Aggie Sustainability Club. She also has a really cute dog named Clover.
Alexi Lamm

Alexi Lamm

Sustainability Council Chair

Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning & Design

Alexi became Utah State University’s first sustainability coordinator in 2012 and third Sustainability Council chair in 2016. She has a BFA from Arkansas State University and an MPA from Indiana University. After discovering she not only likes working on sustainable systems, she also likes teaching them, she decided to pursue another three-letter degree from the Quinney College of Natural Resources. She will graduate someday...maybe May. Prior to moving to Utah, she worked in the Indiana University Office of Sustainability and volunteered with Peace Corps. Now, she works on air quality with the Cache Clean Air Consortium and Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee. She lives for serendipity.