Meet your Residential Eco-Rep

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. 

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

Alana Weber

Alana Weber Eco Rep - 2013

Allen Hall

2014-2015 Dana Peters

Dana Peters

Hometown: Anthem, AZ
Major: Environmental Studies

Favorite sustainable living tip: Bring your own reusable bags to the grocery store! Consider it a fashion statement, as well as a simple change towards living a more sustainable lifestyle.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is your go-to person for any environment related issue you may or may not have in your residence hall. Our job is to spread information on sustainability at a local level.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I believe that keeping the Earth healthy is one of the most important things that a person can do. Becoming an Eco-Rep has given me an amazing opportunity to make a difference in my new town!

Campbell & Morton

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.
Calderón Learning Community

2014-2015 Melissa Carrillo Galaviz Eco Rep

Melissa Carrillo Galaviz

Hometown: Avondale, AZ
Major: Biology

Interesting fact: I love to thrift!
Favorite sustainable living tip: Carry around a reusable water bottle or jug instead of buying cases of bottled water.
What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is a peer resource that provides residents with simple strategies for becoming more environmentally friendly.

Why I became an Eco-Rep:
I want to reach out to peers with easy and successful lifestyle changes that will make a difference to energy, food, etc. consumption in this campus community.

Campus Heights

2014-2015 Emma Collins Eco Rep

Emma Collins

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. 
Cowden Learning Community

2014-2015 Sarah Holditch Eco Rep

Sarah Holditch

Hometown: Tempe, AZ
Major: Environmental Studies

Interesting fact: I’ve been riding and training horses since I was about 4 years old.
Favorite sustainable living tip: Save a paper towel by simply flicking the water off your hands!

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is someone that works to promote sustainable living habits in their community.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I believe that change comes with education and the forming of new habits. As an Eco-Rep it is my responsibility to inform and remind people to live sustainably and be aware of their impact.

Gabaldon Hall

2014-2015 Bridget Kovar

Bridget Kovar

Hometown: Goodyear, AZ
Major: Speech-Language Pathology

Interesting fact: I am an EMT and Certified Nurse Assistant. 
Favorite sustainable living tip: Using cold water can save up to 80 percent of the energy required to wash clothes. 
 
What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is a student representative who promotes awareness about environmental issues and provides the community with eco-friendly alternatives to daily activities.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep to raise awareness about our carbon footprints and make NAU a greener campus.

Gillenwater

Cassandra Leone Eco Rep - 2013 

Cassandra Leone

Hometown: Cave Creek, AZ
Major: Environmental Studies

Interesting fact: I unicycle and love the band Walk the Moon.

Favorite sustainable living tip: As long as you know what can be recycled, recycling is as simple a task as throwing away trash.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is someone who is willing to facilitate green changes around campus and promote healthy, sustainable living.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep to help lead the campus into their goal of carbon neutrality and to raise and gain awareness of green living to those around me. 

McConnell Hall

2014-2015 Megan Bolerjack Eco Rep

Megan Bolerjack

Hometown: Gilbert, AZ
Major: Psychology

Interesting fact: I am Czechoslovakian.

Favorite sustainable living tip:
Bring along reusable bags when you go shopping.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep provides guidance to peers on how to live a more sustainable life.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I have always been very conscious about sustaining the planet and my carbon footprint.  
McDonald Hall

2014-2015 Taylor Rock Eco Rep

Taylor Rock

Hometown: Lakeside, AZ
Major: Environmental Studies

Interesting fact: My favorite animal is a shark.

Favorite sustainable living tip: Simply using reusable bags and water bottles makes a difference.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is someone who environmentally conscious and promotes others to do the same.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep because helping an area to become more sustainable is essentially what I want to do for a living.
McKay Village

Anna Almodovar - 2013 Eco Rep Wilson Hall 

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!

Mountain View

2014-2015 Marcelle Occomore-Viana

Marcelle Occomore-Viana

Hometown: Fullerton, CA
Major: Bio-Medical Sciences

Interesting fact: I love scuba diving and have 6 dogs.

Favorite sustainable living tip: Every person can make a difference if they try. You can start by using a reusable water bottle.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is someone to educate others about sustainable living.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep to become more cautious about my effect on the planet. 
Pine Ridge Village

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. 

Raymond

2014-2015 Brendan Bohannon Eco Rep 

Brendan Bohannon

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Art Education

Interesting fact: 99% of the time I listen to music on my turntable.

Favorite sustainable living tip: Turn off the water in the shower while you are shampooing your hair.

What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep helps the community be as environmentally conscious as it can be!

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I grew up recycling, composting and riding my bike everywhere so I thought it seemed like a good fit.

Reilly Hall

2014-2015 Jack Meyer Eco Rep

Jack Meyer

Hometown: Pinetop, AZ
Major: Environmental Studies

Interesting fact: I can shred on the bongos.

Favorite sustainable living tip: If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down.

What is an Eco-Rep? Someone who is responsible for getting those around them more educated and involved in their environment.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep to have a meaningful impact on my community and to make dreams come true.

Roseberry

 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!

Sechrist

2014-2015 Kallie Mason

Kallie Mason

Hometown: Menifee, CA
Major: Nursing

Interesting fact: I am obsessed with turtles.

Favorite sustainable living tip: Rethink your waste! Make sure what you are throwing away cannot be reused in any way; if it can’t can it be recycled?
What is an Eco-Rep? An Eco-Rep is someone who goes out into their community and teaches those around them what it means to be sustainable and how little things, like turning off the water when brushing your teeth, can make a huge impact on the world around us.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I want everyone in Sechrist to be aware of how big or small his or her carbon footprint is. In addition, I wanted to teach them ways to be sustainable in a dorm room with little or no effort.

South Village

2014-2015 Sean Cahill Eco Rep

Sean Cahill

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Major: Psychology

Interesting fact: I saw Paul McCartney perform live this summer!

Favorite sustainable living tip: When it comes to most electronics, if you're not using it any time soon, please turn it off and unplug it!

What is an Eco-Rep? Sustainability super-heroes that fend off the evil Wasteful Habits on NAU's campus, basically.
 
Why I became an Eco-Rep: I'm passionately invested in making the world around me a better place, and right now, my world is NAU.

Taylor

2014-2015 Cameron Nelson Eco Rep

Cameron Nelson

Hometown: Tucson, AZ
Major: Environmental Studies

Interesting fact: I play the ukulele and am always interested in jamming.

Favorite sustainable living tip:
Take cold showers to conserve energy and stay healthy!
What is an Eco-Rep? A hall representative that educates their peers on how to live more sustainable and develop ecofriendly living habits.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I became an Eco-Rep to gain more experience on living sustainably and in turn give my experience to others.
Tinsley

2014-2015 Sara Graper Eco Rep

Sara Graper

Hometown: Arpin, WI
Major: Marketing

Interesting fact: I am highly allergic to cow fur.

Favorite sustainable living tip: It’s not necessary to wash your clothes each time after you wear them! It’s actually bad for your clothes and you save a lot of money and WATER by doing less loads of laundry.

What is an Eco-Rep? We are here to encourage sustainable lifestyles and give our peers the resources to help us live together in a way that’s conscious of the Earth.

Why I became an Eco-Rep: I’m an Eco-Rep because I want to learn more about how to save our planet while teaching others what I learn.

Wilson Hall

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.

If you don’t see your hall listed and want to become involved, please go here to learn more about the Eco-Rep position and how to apply.