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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 have questions or want to work with us, look for our information on the Contact Us page. If you're interested in becoming a STA for the 2018-19 school year or summer 2018, please apply here. While the application is now live, we will not begin reviewing applications until spring term. Please contact Alex Miller ( with any questions.

The 2017-2018 STAs:

Natalie Jacobson '18 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.

Bex Klafter '18 leads the Environmental Alliance and works on the Real Food Calculator, Carleton's institutional food purchasing assessment tool. 

Julian Palmer '18 works on keeping the website updated, energy issues at Carleton, and research on Carleton's sustainability initiatives and how they can be improved.

Emma Link '18 helps track Carleton's waste production and finds ways to reduce it.

Amy Roach '18 works on publicity for Carleton sustainability events.

Alejandro Gallardo '19 works on energy projects and energy data management.

Kate Richardson '19 works with food issues on campus. 

Emma Leither '20 works with waste issues and event planning.

Jordan Shapiro '20 works with media and outreach for the office.