Hi! I'm currently a third year majoring in Business Management Economics with an emphasis in marketing. I am a boba addict, koalas are my favorite animal, and I want to travel the world as much as possible! This is my first quarter with SEC and I've been loving it so much! I've met so many people, learned valuable life skills, and grown more as a person. It's so inspiring to see how much work this organization does every week and I really love seeing everyone put their plans into action. I hope that in the future, I am able to work with a company and convince them to become more green and environmentally friendly.
OUTREACH & MEDIA Intern
Hello! I am a first year Environmental Studies and Legal Studies double major with a strong passion for the environment and social justice. This is my first quarter with the SEC and I can't wait to begin making UCSC more sustainable! I enjoy doing black and white film photography, which I hope to incorporate into my media work with the SEC. During my free time I love to bake, explore the outdoors, watch Rick and Morty, eat food, and hang out with friends. I look forward to getting more involved with the SEC and all of the wonderful, dedicated students involved.
Hi I'm Kyra, and I am a second year marine biology student. I coordinate the Blueprint for a Sustainable Campus, a document filled with visions and actions all generated by students of our campus to reach goals such as 100% renewable energy. I became involved with the SEC because I loved the model of students leading an organization themselves, and I saw the need for immediate environmental change. When not working with the SEC, I enjoy playing tennis, swimming, scuba diving, and hiking. If you're at all interested in sustainability planning or learning more about the Blueprint please email us!
Hi! I am a 5th year Film and Digital Media Major with a concentration in Production. I began my journey as a 2-unit intern with Drop Your Own Drip. The SEC gave me the chance to develop new skills I never knew I had before. I became interested in the SEC because I wanted to explore different areas outside my world of filmmaking. One day I hope to be able to find the connection between film and the environment.
Tanya Van Renesse
I joined the Transportation Campaign and the SEC in Spring 2016, after being told about it by a friend. Growing up I lived in a variety of different places with wildly different public transportation situations and since them have dreamed of living in a world where everything is nearby and easy to access by walking, biking or public transportation. I am excited to be working on something I am passionate about with a group of enthusiastic, knowledgeable students and be able to experience all of the benefits of student agency.
Green Building Co-chair
Hello! I am a third year Environmental Studies major with a minor in Japanese. I am also currently an EOP Bridge Mentor for first year students. I have a huge passion for the environment and art; for this reason, I'm hoping to go to grad school in Environmental Design/Architecture, then design eco-friendly buildings. I love meeting and interacting with students as well as promoting sustainable practices on campus. I love to laugh, paint rocks, go on adventures and cook Japanese curry! I hope to meet you soon!
Waste Prevention Coordinator
I am currently the Waste Prevention Coordinator for the Student Environmental Center. I hope to bring my experience as a student leader from the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), and student government to collaborate with organizations on campus and work towards the university’s goal of zero waste by 2020. I also hope to encourage people to acknowledge and understand the waste that they produce in their everyday lives goes and further comprehend the complex systems that each product undergoes to decompose or be put back into the system. In my free time, I enjoy reading, adventuring outdoors, and cooking.
Angela is the staff advisor for the Student Environmental Center, Education for Sustainable Living Program, and Campus Sustainability Council. She brings her experience as a SOAR Advisor, as well as having been an Outreach and Development Manager for the non-profit Earth Care, to this role. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from UCSC, and was active in the "Enviroslug" organizations as an undergraduate. She offers strengths in shared leadership, environmental advocacy, organizational development, and fiscal management to further the student run, student led sustainability movement on our campus!
Students for Organic Solutions Coordinator
Hello! My name is Sofia Vermeulen and I am the head coordinator for Students for Organic Solutions. As coordinator, I want to promote health and sustainability in any way I can. I am an undergrad student studying Art and Anthropology. I also have a passionate interest in both health and the environment, and consequently have done research on the human body, food, and sustainable practices. Working with the Student Environmental Center has helped me pursue what I like to do in a way that also helps the community. I like that I get to combine my artistic talent and love for research as a coordinator, that for me is really rewarding.