The Directors lead the CEC in a a positive, driven direction that will help to grow the organization’s positive impact on UT and the Austin community. They provide support for all CEC leadership with ongoing campaigns, projects, and events and facilitate communication and collaboration with other organizations across campus and the greater Austin community.
I’m a third year Advertising major with an interest in using communication and creativity as a tool for social change. As a Director of the CEC, I am motivated to create a culture of environmental sustainability on campus through providing opportunities for students and student organizations to explore sustainability. I believe the prospect of a sustainable future is only possible if everyone has the opportunity to be aware and engaged. And y’know, besides all that, I love cooking, puppies, and female pop stars.
I’m a third year Sustainability Studies student interested in environmental and social justice. My passions include environmental law, ethical fashion, and living a zero waste and plant based lifestyle. As a former leader of the Socials and Service Core Team, I want to encourage the CEC community to share and discuss their visions and efforts for sustainability and environmental protection. In my free time, you can find me reading, hiking, cooking, or doing yoga.
Education and Outreach
Core Team Leaders
The Education and Outreach Core Team Leaders promote general knowledge about environmental issues to the general UT community through educational workshops, exhibits, and outreach campaigns.
BATX Project Team Leader
The BATX Project Team Leader teaches students about native Texas bats while detecting echolocative calls, plans field trips to view the Congress Avenue Bridge emergence, and develops and leads other educational activities about bats.
I’m a Senior B.A. Linguistics minoring in Russian. After graduating from UT, I plan to pursue a second degree in Environmental Science or Biology. I am very passionate about protecting and connecting with nature, and my favorite way to do that is by rescuing, rehabilitating, and advocating for wildlife. I am the founder of my own wildlife rescue in San Antonio, where I live and commute from. I specialize in bats, and overall prioritize my work around native species that are extremely misunderstood, under-appreciated, or feared. Saving bats takes up most of my time, but when I’m not doing that, I like to practice my foreign language skills, obsessively fill my home with books and organic bits from nature, and find weird new skills and hobbies to explore.
Green Events Project Team Leaders
The Green Events Project Team Leaders network with student organizations to understand their needs, identify ways to make their events more sustainable, provide recycling and compost services at events, and educate event attendees about sustainable practices.
I am a junior chemistry major interested in microplastic pollution and how it affects the health of our planet. The best way to reduce pollution, is stopping it at its source, and I’m excited to be a part of Green Events where we can both divert waste from the landfill and educate our community of its implications. When I’m not studying, I enjoy making pasta, doing puzzles, reading, and spending time outside!
Green Greeks Project Team Leaders
The Green Greeks Project Team Leaders work with fraternities and sororities to educate members about sustainability, initiate new recycling and sustainability initiatives in Greek houses, encourage chapters to identify “Sustainability Reps” to serve as advocates, identify and implement ways to make Greek events more sustainable, recruit and manage volunteers, and host West Campus Cleanup events.
Hi! I’m Katia, I am double majoring in Economics and Sustainability Studies! I am an active member of Phi Chi Theta, a business fraternity on campus. I’m also a member of Alpha Chi Omega, and I cannot wait to incorporate my love for the environment with a community that means so much to me. I am so excited to see all the great things we do this year with Green Greeks.
Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project Team Leaders
The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project Team Leaders work to establish an educational model of a Blackland Prairie on campus.
Hey there! I’m Avery. I’m a first year environmental science major on the biology track with a minor in science communication. Outside of CEC and the Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project, I am a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) and do a lot of grassroots campaigning related to environmental issues. Someday I’d like to combine my love for the environment, public speaking, and social justice to improve the state of our climate. I’m also an avid camper, houseplant hoarder, and I love to knit.
I’m a freshman business major also pursuing a certificate in the environment and sustainability. I’m passionate about educating students about environmental concerns in Texas. I enjoy learning about sustainability because it’s where the environment, technology, and critical thinking converge. I love getting to know more about the creative ways people make their lives more sustainable and the wide range of initiatives on campus, and in Austin, that help people do so. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and going to concerts.
Microfarm Project Team Leaders
The Microfarm Project Team Leaders maintain the existing garden spaces, lead volunteer workdays, develop planting schedules, and organize farm stand events. They are also planning the creation of a new garden and the transition from the current farm to the new space.
I’m a senior transfer student, with a major in Geography and minor in Sociology. I’m an evangelic vegetarian with a passion for sustainable agriculture, and consider myself so lucky to get to share the little magic moments of farming with new friends every week! Besides that, I’m a Certified Interpretive Tour Guide with dreams of becoming a National Park Ranger and am currently training as a Texas Master Naturalist. I hope you’ll visit our farm sometime soon, and say hi if you see me there!
Trash to Treasure Project Team Leaders
The Trash to Treasure Project Team Leaders sort and organize gently used items donated from the dorms, plan sale events, recruit and manage volunteers, collect items from dorms during Donation Drives, and plan specialty events such as the Office Supply Swap.
I am a junior Environmental Science student in the Jackson School of Geology. I am passionate about educating myself and helping others to live a lifestyle that causes the least amount of damage to the environment. Specifically, I am working towards a zero-waste, minimalist, and plant-based lifestyle. I am excited to be part of a program that diverts materials from land-fills by allowing students to affordably repurpose other’s unwanted possessions! When not studying or working, I enjoy hiking, swimming, rock climbing, camping, acroyoga, and painting.