Abby is a junior from Dayton, Ohio majoring in mechanical engineering. She first became interested in sustainability when she learned about the dangers of climate change in her high school sciences courses. Since then, she has garnered the reputation of an avid recycler and works every day to minimize her carbon footprint. At Notre Dame, Abby hopes to increase student awareness of the sustainability movement and to work on providing opportunities for the Notre Dame community to become more carbon neutral. In the future, she hopes to research sustainable packaging techniques for shipping companies and product manufacturers. Outside of the Office of Sustainability, Abby is on the Notre Dame club soccer team. She is very involved within the Lyon’s Hall community and enjoys playing on various intramural teams throughout the year. Her hobbies include playing cards, going to Taco Bell, singing off-key, and RipStiking around campus with her friends.
Andrew is a junior Economics major and Sustainability minor from Wilmington, Delaware. In his spare time, he loves playing basketball, baseball, and virtually every other sport. Andrew also enjoys traveling and hiking. He is a pitcher on the Club Baseball team and a proud resident of Dillon Hall. Andrew lives five minutes from former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, and are members of the same church.
Alyssa is from a small town called Solana Beach, California which is 45 minutes north of downtown San Diego. She is starting her junior year as a double major in Marketing and Design. Alyssa is involved in Badin Hall events on campus and likes to drive, go to the beach, and draw. A fun fact about her is that she has never been pulled over in a car but has been pulled over on a jet-ski.
Daniel is a sophomore Political Science major from Yardley, PA, located just outside of Philadelphia. Daniel has a passion for effecting change and hopes to create a lasting impact at Notre Dame through his sustainability research. He enjoys making the topic of sustainability fun and accessible to all people and can be observed talking about recycling at parties, tailgates, and in class. Although he has never owned a dog, Daniel has a genuine love of animals and dreams of the day when Notre Dame will allow pets in residence halls.
Kevin grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, where the frigid and snowy winters of his youth conditioned him to live with a certain amount of climate-related hardship. In what could be described as a Stockholm syndrome-like affliction, Kevin grew to love the coldest months and is now in his fourth year of studying chemical engineering with a dream of bringing about the demise of carbon-emitting energy sources so that he and the polar bears can continue to enjoy the winter wonderlands they call home.
Rachel is a sophomore majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and Environmental Science. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, a small town just outside of Philadelphia, Rachel was an Irish dancer for 11 years growing up and is continuing to dance in Notre Dame’s club and Ceili teams. Rachel is excited to be a member of Lyons Hall council as the outreach executive this year, as well as becoming a Compass leader through Campus Ministry. Last year, she was also involved in Fossil Free ND and hopes to continue to work with them as well. Rachel’s favorite candy is chocolate but prefers vanilla to chocolate ice cream.
Reagan is from Fort Worth, Texas and is a Junior majoring in Business Analytics and minoring in Sustainability. Reagan lives in Breen-Phillips Hall and loves listening to music, doing puzzles, and exploring the outdoors. Around ND, she is involved in ND Food Rescue U.S., Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations (SCNO), ND Club Swim Team, Breen-Phillips Hall Council, and Breen-Phillips Welcome Weekend. A fun fact about Reagan is that she sheered a sheep in Ireland this past summer.