Eco-Reps

 

Ecology Representatives, or Eco-Reps, are student leaders implementing sustainability programs at UT Dallas. The Eco-Reps want to make life at UT Dallas more beautiful by helping students make simple, daily decisions to be eco-friendlier, one choice at a time. The program launched in 2017.

Meet the Eco-Reps!

 

Aasya Peera
Aasya Peera

Aasya is a senior in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Her passion for sustainability came from her interest in National Geographic, from which she learned about the planet and the incredible diversity of lives it sustains. This motivated her to want to do what she could to preserve our world. Aasya hopes to make environmental sustainability a choice that is easy and accessible for everyone.

Delaney Conroy
Delaney Conroy

Delaney is a junior Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC [Emerging Media and Communications] ) major, with a minor in Computer Science. She grew up green, with parents who instilled the importance of caring and giving back to the Earth. In addition to Eco-Reps, Delaney is also involved in independent winter guard with Bri’A Independent. Her love for the Earth continues to grow, and she hopes to help educate students on how to reduce their impact without breaking the bank or their sleep schedules.

Emily Stinnett
Emily Stinnett

Emily is a junior International Political Economy major who is passionate about the earth, recycling, environmental conservation, and generally sustainable green ideas. Her appreciation for wildlife began with early camping experiences and thus led to a curiosity and love of the outdoors. The easiest way to get her attention is to throw away a plastic bottle. One of her favorite green facts is that it is less wasteful and safer to drink tap water instead of bottled water.

Fred Traylor
Fred Traylor

Fred is a junior studying Sociology. Originally from Oklahoma City, he became involved in the environment through nature walks with his family, Boy Scouts and summer camp. It is so easy to be friendly to the environment, and Fred wants to help come up with ways to put a little more “Eco-Green” into daily life at UT Dallas. Whoosh!

Kelsey Lyle
Kelsey Lyle

Kelsey is a senior studying Biology at UT Dallas. Her love for nature and the environment was instilled in her from a young age, as she grew up in a family of outdoorsmen. She has grown to value life, especially the lives of more vulnerable species, such as bees and monarchs. Her interest in the protection of these creatures has led her to become a member of both the Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association and the Texas Beekeepers Association. She plans to continue her work through the sustainability and habitat restoration efforts at UT Dallas. Kelsey is excited to help make UT Dallas a beautiful home for all creatures, students and otherwise.

Sami Manuel
Sami Manuel

Sami is a sophomore double majoring in Biology and Criminology. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, she was very close to the unique ecosystem around her. When Sami moved to Plano, Texas, in 2008, she sought to continue to make the area around her a better place. Through Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, she was able to be a part of sustainable projects in her community. Now here at UT Dallas, she is able to connect to even more people and have a greater impact on environmental sustainability.