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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, Inclusion Center, and Val R Christensen Service Center. Some are AmeriCorps members. Others are volunteers or work in other areas on campus. All are dedicated to make the world better for current and future Aggies.

No positions are open at this time. Check back in November.

Meet the Interns

Bryce Johnston

Bryce Johnston

Engagement Intern & Student Mentor
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.
 

Maddie Alder

College of Humanities & Social Sciences Fellow
 Coming soon!
 George Garcia smiling in front of flowers

George García

Green Office Intern
Sustainability Council

My name is George Garcia and I am the Green Office Intern this year. I am currently pursuing a double major in Finance and Economics and I hope to eventually network my way to non-profit work. My interest in sustainability was first peaked in my environmental science course my freshman year. The following year I took an intro to the Anthropocene course and have been passionate about sustainability practices ever since. I knew that I had to help make a change. If I'm not outside climbing you'll probably find me roller skating around campus!

 Jessica Leduc hiking

Jessica LeDuc

Sustainable Food Intern
Student Sustainability Office

she/her) I am a sophomore from Salt Lake City majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Environmental Economics. I would love to work in environmental preservation and solutions to air and water pollution in the future. For my position as a Sustainable Food Intern, I run the Food Recovery Network which collects excess food from the dining services on campus and helps redistribute them to students and community programs in need. In my free time I love hanging out outdoors. My favorite outdoor activities are canyoneering, hiking, and skiing but I'm always down for anything outside!

 Liliy Martindale in nature

Lily Martindale

Air Quality & Transportation
Sustainability Council
Lily is the Air Quality and Transportation Intern. She is studying Wildlife Ecology & Management in the Quinney College of Natural Resources, with a minor in Fisheries Science. She absolutely loves plants, animals, and all things outdoors, and is passionate about encouraging sustainability so that future generations can enjoy nature as much as she does. Her long term goal is to become a conservation focused wildlife biologist for the National Park Service. This year, Lily is looking forward to finding ways to encourage and normalize sustainable transportation while making it accessible to all students.

If you are interested in contacting Lily, please email her at lily.martindale@usu.edu.
 

Charles Miller

Gleaning Intern
Student Sustainabilty Office
 Coming soon!
Zac Nickman in a boat on a river

Zac Nickman

Caine College of the Arts Fellow

Zac is the Sustainability Fellow for the Caine College of the Arts. He is pursuing a B.S. in Forest Ecology and Management, and a B.F.A. with an emphasis in Ceramics. He is working toward a career where he gets to do meaningful work in natural resources, while maintaining a balanced lifestyle where creativity and community don’t get left to the wayside. Zac is excited to explore more opportunities for the Caine College of the Arts to save water and energy and achieve a sustainable means of existence.

If you are interested in contacting Zac, please email him at zachary.nickman@gmail.com.

Girl hugging tree

Holley Stringham

Marketing Intern
Student Sustainability Office and Council
Holley is the Marketing Intern for the Student Student Sustainability Office and Sustainability Council. She is a Senior in the Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning program and is the biggest architecture nerd you will ever meet. 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

Sage Sutcliffe

Sage Sutcliffe

Grant Intern
Student Sustainabilty Office
Sage (she/her) is the Student Sustainability Grant Intern in the Student Sustainability Office. She's a senior majoring in Human-Environment Geography and minoring in Environmental Studies and 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 a minimal impact. Sage is involved with the USU Sustainability Club and enjoys sharing ideas and inspiration regarding sustainable lifestyles with other students. If she's not studying, Sage is probably cooking, reading, or watercolor painting.

Sage is excited to bring your innovations and ideas to life through Sustainability Grants. If you're interested in collaborating with Sage or have any questions, please contact her at utahsuttie@gmail.com
 Jordan Taft in front of a lake

Jordan Taft

Conservation Event Intern
Sustainabilty Council
Jordan is a freshman studying Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Studies. She wants to (eventually) design cities that are eco friendly and desirable to live in, to combat habitat loss due to urban sprawl. If she is not somewhere on campus studying or working on a SSO project, she is probably out climbing or hiking. If you have an idea for an event that you would like to partner with the SSO for, contact Jordan at jordan.taft@aggiemail.usu.edu.
Summer Vaughn backpacking in the mountains

Summer Vaughn

True Blue Reuse Intern
Student Sustainabilty Office

Summer Vaughn is a sophomore who is studying English and Outdoor Adventure Leadership. She is the intern that runs True Blue Reuse, which is the thrift store on campus. She is passionate about making the world a better place and teaching people how to be sustainable. She also loves to white water raft, paddleboard, climb and explore with friends. 

If you would like to contact Summer, please email her at summer.vaughn@aggiemail.usu.edu

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.
Alexi Lamm

Alexi Lamm

Sustainability Council Chair

Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Planning & Design

Alexi became Utah State University’s first sustainability coordinator in 2012 and fourth 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. 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.