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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, Access and Diversity 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.

Meet the Interns

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 her at
heather.wilkinson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Office Hours:
1:30 - 3:30pm Mondays

Idea Labs:
11 - 1pm Wednesdays

Alyson Hill

Alyson Hill

Energy Engagement Intern
Sustainability Council
I am a senior in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program, double minoring in Sustainable Systems and Sociology. I am incredibly passionate about sustainability at all levels, from individual change to large scale regional reform. I am active in enacting sustainability through my own life and through environmental design. I enjoy pointing out the presence of a dog to anyone near me and feeding stray cats. My other passions include people, fitness and Rice Krispee Treats, in no particular order.
 

Holley Stringham

Marketing Intern
Sustainability Office and Council
Coming soon! 

Office Hours: 
9:30 - 11am Fridays 

Kara Bachman

Kara Bachman

Food Intern
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:
11:30 - 12:30 pm Thursdays 
Brenda Hawley

Brenda Hawley

Caine College of the Arts
Sustainability Fellow
Coming this fall.
Anthony Manzione

Anthony Manzione

Air Quality Intern
Sustainability Council
My name is Anthony Manzione, drinking Dr Pepper is my passion, I always have one with me. I also love working on my car, talking about cars and being outside whenever I can. I am a Junior in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program and will be the President-Elect of ASLA, American Society of Landscape Architects. My new passion is going to be caring for my son that has decided to join us this October. I hope to make Cache Valley better by using sustainable transportation when possible and create better air for us all. I manage the Aggie Commuter Club. If you’re interested in the Aggie Commuter Club, or just need a Dr Pepper drinking buddy hit me up at anthony.manzione@usu.edu
Sam Fitch

Sam Fitch

Sustainable Waste Intern
Student Sustainability Office

Sam is the Recycling and Waste Intern in the Student Sustainability Office. She is currently a junior 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. She's working on growing the True Blue Reuse Store, increasing the scale of on-campus composting, improving education on proper recycling, and communicating with students and faculty to encourage implementation of a more circular economy at USU in general. 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:
1:30 - 2:30 pm Mondays 
12:30 - 2pm Tuesdays 

TBR Store Hours 
12 - 4pm Wednesdays 
Casey Trout

Casey Trout 

Engagement Intern
Student Sustainability Office
Casey is currently a junior. She came to USU with a passion for the environment, and was thrilled when she moved to Logan to discover such a hard-working community focusing on sustainability issues and connecting people to nature. She loves to try new things, and has been involved in a variety of activities since starting college, including undergraduate research projects, working as a Resident Assistant, studying abroad, and participating in Alternative Breaks with the Service Center. She loves working with people and is happy to provide any support she can to students with an interest of getting more involved in sustainability.

Office Hours:
9 - 11am Wednesdays 

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 Coordinator
Facilities Planning
Sustainability Council Chair
Alexi became Utah State University’s first sustainability coordinator in 2012 and third Sustainability Council chair in 2016. She has a bachelor’s of fine arts in graphic design from Arkansas State University and a master’s of public affairs with an emphasis in environmental policy and natural resource management from Indiana University. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Quinney College of Natural Resources, studying behavior change. Prior to moving to Utah, she worked in the Indiana University Office of Sustainability on academic affairs and the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale and volunteered in the Peace Corps.