The College House Eco-Reps Program
The College House Eco-Reps program is a student environmental leadership program that promotes sustainable lifestyles across Penn’s residential 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.
Select students will work as Eco-Reps within their College Houses to develop educational events, activities, and campaigns aimed at supporting the University’s environmental goals. Initiatives focus on energy, waste, water, transportation, food, lifestyle habits and more.
Student participants will have the opportunity to interact with other environmental leaders on campus, attend trips throughout the Philadelphia area, and create programs and events that challenge their peers to adopt more sustainable behavior.
The program is managed by sustainability staff in Penn’s Division of Facilities and Real Estate Services and is an initiative of the Penn Green Campus Partnership, an umbrella group of students, staff, faculty, and community members that promotes better environmental practices and policy on campus.
Apply to Join!
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014-15 program. Check back in August for our 2015-16 application! For general questions email Julian Goresko at email@example.com.
OUR College House ECO-REPS (2014-2015)
Tina Gao: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellizabeth McNamee: email@example.com
Isabel Navarro: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina (left): "I am from Maryland and currently a freshman with an undecided major. My dream job is to run an organic community farm and a fun fact is that I still have a collection of stuffed dinosaurs from childhood in my dorm."
Isabel (center): "Hi! My name is Isa, and I'm from Mexico. I'm a certified scuba diver, and I love traveling! My favorite experience so far has ben snorkeling with whale sharks and swimming with sea lions."
Elizabeth (right): "Hello! I'm Elizabeth and am a freshman from the suburbs of Philadelphia. I am currently an undecided major but am strongly considering on in Earth Science. When I'm not eco-repping, I can be found rowing, running, or watching The Office reruns in my dorm."
Camilla Davila: email@example.com
Tabeen Hossain: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lydia Ramharack: email@example.com
Tabeen (left): "I'm a sophomore in the College from Houston, TX, planning to double major in Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Politics and Economics. There are currently twice as many animals than people in my house."
Lydia (center): "I'm Lydia, a freshman from Jackson, New Jersey studying Biology. I like to end every Eco-Reps meeting by doing a backwards roll to stand up!"
Camilla (right): "I am a sophomore from the Bronx, NY studying Sustainability and Environmental Management. With an unstoppable travel bug, I enjoy discovering the beauty in both modern metropolises and rustic landscapes and hope to translate my love of traveling in the future by working for non-profits or NGOs on nutrition and green education."
Zoe Daniels: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Loza: email@example.com
Nick Thornton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zoe (left): "I'm a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences on the pre-veterinary track. I'm from Long Island, NY, love to show everyone pictures of my Dachschunds, and am so excited to be on he Harnwell Eco-Rep team!"
Nick (center): "I am a sophomore from Salisbry, NC studying Real Estate. In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with friends. I can't wait to strengthen sustainability here at Penn!"
Sandra (right): "I'm Sandra, a sophomore in the College on the pre-medical track studying Biology and Health & Societies from San Antonio, TX. I love yoga, playing Animal Crossing, and my dogs. I'm passionate about the environment & being a friend of the Earth and am excited to help spread the green love around Penn!"
Alice (left): "I'm Alice, and I'm a senior in the College studying Biological Basis of Behavior & Health and Societies. In my spare time, I like to read and explore new places."
Bill (center): "I have been an avid environmentalist since my sophomore year of high school in Vancouver. However, even though I had to leave my beautiful gaden patch and elaborate rain collecting system back in the West coast (best coast), I am building a new home in Philly, finding family on the Penn Electric Racing team, the badminton team, the Enactus team all while trying my best to make Harrison a little more green with the support of the whole Eco-Reps community."
Patrick (right): "I'm Patrick, I'm from New York, and I'm studying biology. In my free time I like playing basketball and exploring Philadelphia!"
Jisoo Kim: email@example.com
Justin Kirschner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel Li: email@example.com
Jisoo (left): 'I'm a freshman from Silicon Valley, CA expecting to major in Environmental Studies. Though my goal is to be an environmental policy-maker... my absolute dream job is to be an astronaut--or a SpaceX flight attendant, if that is an actual position."
Justin (center): "I am a sophomore from Newtown, PA majoring in economics. My favorite place in nature is anywhere mountainous because I love to snowboard! My dream green job is doing sustainable (economic) development (I'm minoring in International Development) in North Africa or the Middle East (I also study Arabic!)."
Daniel (right): " I'm a sophomore in Wharton from Madison, WI. I really want to merge business sensiilities with sustainability and hope to work in the clean energy sector in the future!"
Roshni Bhasin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Composto: email@example.com
Ritika Philip: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ritika (left): "Hi, I'm Ritika and I'm in the Huntsman Program. I'm an Indian citizen, but I have only lived for two years in India. In fact, Penn is the 7th place I'm calling home."
Rebecca (center): "Aloha! I'm Rebecca from Philly in the College of Arts & Sciences, where my intended major is Environmental Science. I enjoy making fresh pasta, picniking, and grilling."
Roshni (right): "I'm a freshman majoring in Bioengineering and am from Great Falls, VA (which is 20 minutes outside of Washington, DC). I'm really passionate about protecting the environment, and to show my commitment to keeping winter cold, this past February I did the Annual Polar Bear plunge into the frozen Potomac River!"
Lily (left): "Hi! I'm a freshman planning on majoring in Math and Computer Science. I'm from Canada, and no, we do not ride polar bears to school. Our parliament is not an igloo, but we do make awesome maple syrup."
Juana (center): "Howdy! I'm currently a sophomore majoring in Urban Studies. Each morning I try to have something chocolatey for breakfast, rainy days make me happy, and I currently own an orchid named Ophelia."
Jamie (right): "I'm from Singapore, this is my first year at Penn, and I haven't quite decided what to major in. I'm an avocado aficionado and general food fanatic who loves exploring Philly and running along the Schuylkill Banks Boardwalk."
RODIN / Eco-Reps Executive Board Members
JoAna Smith: email@example.com
Jesse Yoder: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron (left): "Hi! i'm Aaron, and I'm currently pursuing a dual-degree in Systems Science Engineering and Accounting & Enviromental Management through the M & T program. I'm especially interested in the applications of environmentally-driven business development; and, outside of school, I'm interested in cooking, photography, and exploring West Philadelphia. Feel free to reach out with any qestions, cool programs or initiatives, or if you just want to talk!"
JoAna (center) is a junior currently studying abroad in Australia! [Stay tuned for more about her.]
Jesse (right): "Hi, I'm Jesse, a Junior studying Political Science and Eco-Repping for Rodin. I enjoy soccer, music, and quirky movies!"
Fernanda (left): "I'm Fernanda, and I'm a senior from Warminster, PA studying Biology. I try to wear something blue everyday!"
Hyong (right): "I'm Hyong, a junior from Seoul, South Korea studying Biology. I enjoy biking, hiking, and squirrel-sighting on campus!"
Johanna Matt: email@example.com
Grant Shao: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Simon: email@example.com
Johanna (left): "Hi! I am Johanna, from San Diego, CA and a freshman planning on majoring in Environmental Studies! I'm an avid runner, hiker, appreciator of nature, beach-goer, and farmers' market enthusiast. My spirit animal is the koala."
Caroline (center): "Hi, I'm Caroline! I'm a freshman from outside Philadelphia planning to major in PPE. I enjoy educating others about sustainability as well as reading, swimming, baking, making puns, and wearing pajamas."
Grant (right): "Hi! I'm Grant, a freshman studying Materials Science & Engineering. I'm from Diamond Bar, CA. So... imagine the sound of a cool rain shower, pitter-patter-pitter-patter. Don't you just love it? I do. Cherish it, 'cause if you go to southern California, you'll probably only hear it once a year. Sigh... global warming..."