Cassondra is a senior chemical engineering major hailing from St. Cloud, Minnesota. She is the president of ND's 4H club and is passionate about all things at the intersection of agriculture, the environment and sustainability. Her hope is to help shift our society's design from one that exploits natural resources to one that models, nurtures, and regenerates them. In her free time, Cassondra enjoys cooking, hiking, and playing music with friends.
Daniel is a senior 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.
Domi is a junior from Fort Worth, Texas majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Resiliency and Sustainability of Engineering Systems. Domi lives in Flaherty Hall where she plays on the interhall volleyball team and is one of the Sustainability Commissioners. In her free time, she likes to hang out with friends, read, or go for a run. She hopes to travel in her career to increase the resiliency of cities from all over the world and one day work with her older sister who studied environmental science at Notre Dame. Domi enjoys ceramics, and can even throw on the pottery wheel blindfolded.
Emily is a senior from Clayton, California, which is about an hour outside of San Francisco. She is majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Data Science. When she isn't promoting recycling around campus or researching sustainable practices, she can be found in the yearbook office or participating in McGlinn Hall activities. In her free time, Emily enjoys visiting national parks, listening to music, and skiing.
Jess is a junior from Zachary, Louisiana. She is an Anthropology and Sociology double major with a minor in Science, Technology and Values, and a minor in Sustainability. Her goal through her internship with the Office of Sustainability is to make sustainability a larger part of everyone's lives. She hopes to help Notre Dame students learn the importance of being sustainable and making a positive impact on the environment, even though small everyday actions. Jess was a proud and active Whirlwind in Welsh Family Hall before moving off-campus for this semester. Outside of the Office of Sustainability, Jess works as a research assistant at the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning. She is also a FIREstarter with the Gender Relations Center, focusing on violence prevention. In her free time, she enjoys painting, cooking, and baking."
Mathilda is a sophomore environmental science and global affairs double major from Mercer Island, Washington. She lives in Cavanaugh Hall and is a tour guide for the university as well as a member of hall council, the Glynn Family honors program, and GreeND. Mathilda also enjoys running, crafting, squirrel watching, and spending time with friends. Through her internship at the Office of Sustainability, Mathilda hopes to create opportunities for students to become more involved in sustainability as well as take steps to reducing Notre Dame’s impact on the environment and achieving carbon neutrality.
Rachel is a junior majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and Environmental Science. Originally from Media, Pennsylvania, Rachel was an Irish dancer for 11 years growing up and is continuing to dance in Notre Dame’s club and Ceili teams. She is the academic commissioner on Lyons Hall council and joined the hall volleyball team. She is also involved in Campus Ministry. In addition to working at the Office of Sustainability, Rachel also works in Notre Dame's Stream and Wetland Ecology Lab (SWEL), primarily studying the effects of the invasive water weed Elodea on Alaskan ecosystem. She had the opportunity to work in Alaska for the summer of 2019, where she saw orcas, sea otters, and (her new favorite animal) puffins!
Sam is a junior environmental science major and sustainability minor with the intention of working in land management or restoration ecology. Growing up in Montana, he has always been interested in the interface between human settlement and the natural world; particularly how we can improve this relationship to the benefit of humans and the environment. He can almost always be found on the soccer field outside of classes, but also enjoys ultimate Frisbee, martial arts, anything outside, playing the erhu poorly, and Dungeons & Dragons.