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Sustainability Assistants (STAs)

The Sustainability Assistant (STA) program is a work-study position for students dedicated to advancing sustainability at Carleton. STAs work with Facilities, Grounds, Residential Life, Bon Appetit, CCCE, the Environmental Advisory Committee, and any group that would like to further incorporate sustainability into their work. STAs focus on projects related to energy conservation, land management, waste management, food systems, sustainable policies and guidelines, publicity/outreach, events, data and reporting, and research.

If you want to work with us, look for our application through the Peer Leaders website.


2019-2020 STAs

Madeline Hagar '20 is the Special Events Coordinator for the Sustainability Office. By working on the planning of special events like Climate Action Week, she makes sustainability accessible to the campus as a whole, not just Carleton's environmental interest groups. 

Caroline Hall '20 works with event planning and food issues on campus. She has worked on the Free and For Sale Frenzy, Northfield's Earth Day Celebration, Climate Action Week events, and Bike to Work Week at Carleton. Additionally, Caroline helps run the Real Food Calculator.

Emma Leither '20 works with waste issues and helps run the Real Food Calculator.

Jordan Shapiro '20 works with energy data on campus.

Andrew Farias '21 is our CSA and EAC liaison for the STAffice. He splits his time between the CCCE's environmental systems team and our office.

Rebecca McCartney '21 works on graphic design for the STAffice. 

Rebecca Muhlhiem '21 works on publicity for Carleton sustainability events.

Kyra Ngai '21 works on energy issues at Carleton, and research on Carleton's sustainability initiatives and how they can be improved.

Grace Pearson '21 helps with planning and outreach for sustainability office events.

Madhav Mohan '22 works with the energy team.

Becca Horwitz '22 is part of the waste team.