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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.


We are still accepting seadditional applications for 2014-15 Athletics Eco-Reps!  Please send questions to Julian Goresko at or Dan Schupsky at

2014-2015 Rep Profiles

    Dan Schupsky

Team: Men's Swimming Assistance Coach

Major: Master of Environmental Studies

Dream Job: Professional Surfer

Why AER: Living in a rural area, Dan grew up with parents who were really involved with in starting a recycing program there. He also loves the woods and the beach.

    Katherine Cook

Eco-Reps Executive Board member

Team: Field Hockey

Year/Major: Senior, Nursing & PPE

Dream Job: Travel blogger

Why AER: Kathering grew up always loving the outdoors and remembers feeling frustrated in her childhood whenever she found trash on the beach.

       Sara Jones

Eco-Reps Executive Board member

Team: Fencing

Year/Major: Junior, BBB

Dream Job: Owner of a cute brunch location

Why AER: In high school, Sara was involved in the green team club. She also likes plants, nature, and being outdoors.

     Nicola Barnes

Team: Rowing

Year/Major: Senior, Physics

Dream Job: CEO of Tesla Motors or a YouTube personality

Why AER: Nicola has volunteered for the green team and past zero-waste events, and she was inspired to be further involved by her teammate Shannon Macika.

     Rachel Huang

Team: Field Hockey

Year/Major: Freshman, Undeclared

Dream Job: Stuffed animal designer

Why AER: Rachel really likes gardening and plants, and she took AP Environmental Science in high school.


      Sam Ruddy

Team: Swimming

Year/Major: Senior, Political Science

Dream Job: Chief of Staff for the President

Why AER: Sam grew up with a love for the ocean.