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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.


2018-2019 STAs

Madeline Hagar 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.

Kate Richardson leads the Environmental Alliance and works on the Real Food Calculator, Carleton's institutional food purchasing assessment tool. 

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

Grace Pearson helps track Carleton's waste production and finds ways to reduce it.

Rebecca Muhlhiem works on publicity for Carleton sustainability events.

Alejandro Gallardo works on energy projects and energy data management.

Caroline Hall 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 works with waste issues and event planning.

Jordan Shapiro works with energy data on campus. 

Rebecca McCartney works on graphic design for the STAffice. 

Liesl Helminiak works on waste issues on campus and writes posts for our blog. 

Andrew Farias is our CSA and EAC liaison for the STAffice. 

Sara Wall plans the Repair Fair for our office and assists with other annual events.