Meet the 2014-2015 Residential Eco-Rep

2015 Eco Rep Group Shot

The role of the Eco-Rep is to provide peer to peer education on how to live more sustainably in NAU residential communities. Eco-Reps serve as a resource and role model to promote environmentally conscious behavior within their residential community/area. 

If you are interested in applying to be part of the 2015 -16 Eco-Rep team, please go here.

Jessica Garcia 

“I became an Eco-Rep because I am passionate about environmental conservation, and I think that more people would be green if they only knew how, so I am here to help that process.”  (Jessica Garcia, former Calderón Learning Community Eco-Rep)  


Senior Eco-Rep

2014-2015 Emma Collins Eco Rep

Emma Collins

Emma's Bio


Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Major: Political Science and Environmental Studies with a minor in Spanish

Interesting fact: I have done color guard for 7 years.

Favorite sustainable living tip: You can use a power strip to cut power to electronics without having to unplug them all the time.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is a member of the community that shares their knowledge about sustainable living with others in the community.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep because I think living a sustainable life is enriching and wanted to share the tips I know with other residents in Campus Heights. 


Allen Hall
Campbell & Morton
Calderón Learning Community
Campus Heights


2014-2015 Yennifer Robles Eco Rep

Yennifer Robles

Hometown: Nogales, Sonora (México)

Major: Biomedical Science

Interesting fact: I know two languages very well (Spanish and English), know the basics of other two (Italian and Nahuatl which is a native Mexican tribe language), and currently taking French classes.

Favorite sustainable living tip: RECYCLE!!! A lot of the trash we throw out is recyclable;

What is an Eco-Rep? A person who cares for the environment and enjoys encouraging others to give a little and do their part to help maintain a healthy world.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: Since I was a little kid, I have always liked helping the environment and knowing that there is actually a group of people just like me feels like home.


Cowden Learning Community
Gabaldon Hall
McConnell Hall
McDonald Hall
McKay Village


2014 Amy Beghtol Eco Rep

Amy Beghtol

Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

Major: Undeclared

Interesting fact: I have a twin sister. 

Favorite sustainable living tip: Buy a reusable water bottle! You won’t regret it! .

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is someone who gets the word out to the halls about being more eco-friendly by get students involved.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep to get more involved here on campus while making a difference in the environment.

Mountain View
Pine Ridge Village
Reilly Hall

Ember Mundt Eco Rep - 2013

Ember Mundt

Hometown: Houston, TX

Major: Anthropology

Interesting fact: I enjoy doing cartwheels after dinner.

Favorite sustainable living tip: Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is a person that informs and inspires other residents to adopt sustainable living habits.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep to help myself and others make a difference in our community and in turn make an impact in the earth. 

South Village

2014-2015 Anna Almodovar Eco Rep 

Anna Almodovar

Hometown: Omaha, NE

Major: Anthropology

Interesting fact: I have a vein on my arm that is shaped like Africa.

Favorite sustainable living tip: Never let the water run! Turn it off when not in use.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep lets people know different ways to live a sustainable life.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep to let people know different ways they can help the environment in fun ways!

Wilson Hall
Returning Eco-Reps

2014-2015 James Yurkovich Eco Rep 

James Yurkovich

Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Major: Environmental Sustainability

Interesting fact: I currently live in a small mining town named Morenci, Arizona.

Favorite sustainable living tip: Always re-think the waste you generate.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is someone who spreads awareness and educates people on sustainable living and practices in everyday life.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I wanted to have the opportunity to work with people to help spread environmental awareness and practices around NAU.

2014-2015 Rachel Shauger

Rachel Shaugher 

Hometown: Peoria, AZ

Major: Biology

Interesting fact: I am a huge musical fan.

Favorite sustainable living tip: Wash larger loads of laundry and use cold water!

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is someone to teach others living in the residence halls how to live a more sustainable life.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: It sounded like a great way to get more involved on campus while also doing my part to help the environment!


If you see an opening listed for your hall and want to become involved, please go here to learn more about the Eco-Rep position and how to apply.