Eco Reps

Eco Reps are student leaders that implement sustainability programs at UT Dallas. Their mission is to make life at UT Dallas more sustainable by helping students make simple, daily decisions to be eco-friendlier, one choice at a time. The program launched in 2017.

Check out what the Eco Reps are up to at the Greenhouse blog.

Meet the Eco Reps!

 

Sophia Boisvert

Sophia Boisvert

Sophia is a sophomore studying Software Engineering and Cognitive Science. Growing up, she spent a significant amount of time in the woods of Newfoundland where she fostered an appreciation for nature, ecology, and sustainable living. She is keenly interested in pollinator conservation, natural species protection, and habitat conservation. Sophia is excited to have the opportunity to focus on sustainability efforts on campus and to make a meaningful and tangible impact on the campus ecosystem. Sophia helps to support the Bee Campus USA efforts as well as the Campus Cleanup program.

Paulina Hruskoci

Paulina Hruskoci

Paulina Hruskoci is a sophomore studying Political Science. She is also a Student Government Senator on the Green Initiative Ad Hoc Committee and Vice President of No Labels, a bipartisan political organization on campus. Paulina’s family road trips to national parks across the country inspired her interest in the environment at a young age. She highly recommends Glacier National Park in Montana, if you haven’t been! Since then, Paulina has become involved in policy initiatives to promote sustainable development and reduce anthropogenic impact on the environment, especially in the energy and corporate sector. She leads RecycleMania outreach, the Digital Earth Day project, and the Bike Friendly University initiative.

Caroline Lonneman

Caroline Lonneman

Caroline is junior studying Geoscience. She has been interested in sustainability for a long time, so she’s glad to have the chance to work on it through the Office of Sustainability. She will be working on the Campus Cleanup projects, the Community Garden, the Blanca Botello Garden, and Tree Campus Higher Education, to name a few.

Yen Pham

Yen Pham

Yen is a junior studying Marketing. An environmental science class and volunteer work with a state park back in her hometown led her to a keen interest in sustainability during early high school. She is passionate about advocacy and conservation education campaigns, making low-waste living accessible to students, and the intersection of social responsibility and apparel/products. As an Eco Rep, she will be helping out with the newsletters, social media, and facilitating communications for the Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability and the North Texas Regional Centers for Expertise.