The Athletics Eco-Reps Program

Athletics Eco-Reps is a student environmental leadership program that promotes sustainable lifestyles across Penn’s Athletics communities.  Representatives support the University’s Climate Action Plan through peer education, projects, and outreach events.  Eco-Reps strive to be constant models of environmental consciousness and challenge their peers to adopt a culture of sustainability.

The Athletics Eco-Reps program is open to all student athletes, and selected students will work together as a group throughout the year.

The Eco-Reps program is managed by sustainability staff in Facilities and Real Estate Services and is part of Penn’s Green Campus Partnership, a collection of students, staff, and faculty throughout the University promoting better environmental practices and policy.


Applications to the Athletics Eco-Reps program will re-open later in the 2016 spring semester. For general questions email Julian Goresko at or Berenice Leung at

2015-2016 Athletics Eco-Reps

Rachel Huang (

Athletics Eco-Reps Executive Board Member

Team, Year: Field Hockey, 2018 

Why AER: I really like gardening and plants and took AP Environmental Science in high school. 

Fun Fact: I can juggle.


Sara Jones (

Athletics Eco-Reps Executive Board Member

Team, Year: Fencing, 2016

Why AER: I've always loved nature and the outdoors. It's important to me to keep this space beautiful.

Fun Fact: I also tap dance! I'm part of Penn's tap group Soundworks Tap Factory.


Catherine Hua (

Team, Year: Fencing, 2017

Why AER: I am passionate about sustainability because I believe that we often overlook the role of the environment in many components of our lives. I love finding ways to engage with and give back to the community around me!

Fun Fact: I can lick my elbow!




Ciara Multari (

Team, Year: Rowing, 2017

Why AER: I <3 the planet! We just outchea tryna keep Earth amazing.

Fun Fact: I am Canadian!


Courtney Cuzick (

Team, Year: Softball, 2017

Why AER: I am minoring in Sustainability and thought it would be a good way to incorporate what I am learning into the athletics community.

Fun Fact: I am a very avid country music fan.


Erica Higa (

Team, Year: Soccer, 2018

Why AER: I grew up in the Bay Area, so sustainability has always been a part of my life. 

Fun Fact: I'm also a Greek Eco-Rep.


Jasmine Li (

Team, Year: Field Hockey, 2018

Why AER: Back at home I always helped my mom with yard work and gardening. Since then, I've develped an appreciation for nature. I want to keep it green!

Fun Fact: I got a black belt in middle school.


Naomi Popkin (

Team, Year: Fencing, 2019

Why AER: I spend a lot of time in the wilderness because I love to hike. After seeing the damage that litter has on the wildlife, it made me want to help minimize waste and educate people about environmental issues.

Fun Fact: I know someone who can lick their elbow.


Nicole Berkman (

Team, Year: Tennis, 2018

Why AER: I want to help reduce our carbon footprint starting with recycling more frequently.

Fun Fact: I love to cook and bake!


Zareh Kaloustian (

Team, Year: Golf, 2019

Why AER: I am passionate about sustainable design.

Fun Fact: My favorite ice cream is caramel brunch. I'm also an avid spike ball player and EH4's floor representative.