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 2015-16 Athletics Eco-Reps program are open!  Apply to this year's program by Wednesday, September 2ndFor general questions email Julian Goresko at

2014-2015 Athletics Eco-Reps

Dan Schupsky

Athletics Eco-Reps Co-Coordinator

Team: Men's Swimming Assistant Coach

Education: Master of Environmental Studies

Dream Job: Professional Surfer

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


Katherine Cook

Athletics Eco-Reps Executive Board Member

Team: Field Hockey

Year, Major: Senior, Nursing & PPE

Dream Job: Travel blogger

Why AER: Katherine grew up always loving the outdoors and remembers feeling frustrated in her childhood when there was trash on the beach


Sara Jones

Athletics Eco-Reps Executive Board Member

Team: Fencing

Year, Major: Junior, BBB

Dream Job: Owner of a cute brunch location


Nicola Barnes

Team: Rowing

Year, Major: Senior, Physics

Dream Job: CEO of Tesla Motors of a YouTube personality

Why AER: A volunteer for past green team and zero-waste events, Nicole was inspired by teammate Shannon Macika to be more involved.


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.