The Sustainability Leadership Committee serve as student ambassadors for the ENVST
Program, and as liaisons between the Program and ENVST majors and other students.
Alex is a double major in Political Science and Environmental and Sustainability Studies. His academic interests include climate
change adaptation and mitigation, inequalities in American politics, international
environmental law, critical pedagogy, and where they all intersect. Alex took six
years off as a ski bum prior to beginning his undergraduate degree, backpacked Central
America for four months, studied international law and European politics in Germany,
and studied the artificial peak oil crisis and the resulting patterns of sustainability
in Cuba. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, extremely mellow top roping, pretending
he knows how to fly fish, strong coffee, and cold beer.
Drew is a third year Environmental and Sustainability Studies major, with a Geography Major. He is currently the president of a student group called SCAN (Student Clean Air Network). Their goal as a student group is to raise awareness of about our air quality and
what can be done by our students to help lessen their contribution to the air quality.
Drew will also be starting a UROP project next semester focusing on lake sediment data and pollen sampling.
Luis is a senior double majoring with Psychology. Luis is the current president of EnviroClub. His passions are communication and education and he eventually wants to open a business
centered on that. Luis loves to hike and spend time outdoors.
Lily plans to graduate from the University of Utah in the spring of 2018 with two
bachelors of Science: Environmental & Sustainability Studies and Geoscience with an emphasis in Geology. She is passionate about science and its contributions towards a sustainable future.
She has been actively involved in both her majors. She currently works as an undergraduate
research assistant for Dr. Brenda Bowen on the Bonneville Salt Flat project and is
on the Student Advisory Committee for the Geology & Geophysics department. After graduation
she plans to attend graduate school in the Environmental Geoscience field.
A passionate individual for environmental biology and ecological evolution, Nikki
is pursuing a career in Rainforest and Marine Ecology and Conservation. Using environmental
studies and techniques, she plans to help halt and reverse acidification and bleaching
of coral reefs, preserve equatorial rainforests, and work towards promoting clean
energy for future conservation and preservation.
Quinn is in her third year double majoring in Environmental & Sustainability Studies
and Geography emphasizing in biogeography and ecology. She is fascinated by food systems, food
justice, and sustainable agriculture and how it relates to the changing global climate.
She is a steward at the Edible Campus Gardens and loves to keep her hands dirty in garden soil. She spends her free time skiing,
mountain biking, running, cooking, and playing in the mountains.
Zina is in her fifth and final year at the University of Utah as a double major Honors student in ENVST and Political Science, with an emphasis in International Politics and a minor in Business. Zina is particularly interested in the connection between climate change and violent
conflict, especially as it relates to human migration and refugee crises. In her free
time, she loves skiing, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and cuddling with her Siberian