Sustainability Fellowships

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The creation of the Sustainability Fellows program addresses a critical need, getting students fully involved in green thinking and planning through education and advocacy. Sustainability Fellows focus on one or more projects of particular interest to them that meet university needs. Through the program, students also develop professional skill sets that will help them promote sustainability in future careers.

Student Fellows

Outreach and Education Sustainability Fellow: Julia Sanabria

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Julia is a master's student studying urban sustainability and climate change with the Geography and Environmental Resources Department. She believes that "integrating sustainability into all aspects of life will better serve our environment and economy in a more equitable way." 

Julia explains more of her role in the Sustainability office in her internship paper. She includes how our team works together "behind-the-scenes" in the day-to-days of office activities.

 Former Zero Waste Programming Fellow: Jatoya Hale

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Jatoya is a Geography and Environmental Resources/GIS student. She is currently managing the ink and toner recycling program. In addition, she is developing a Zero Waste Events programming concept for SIU.

Outreach and Education Sustainability Fellow Andrew Aaflaq

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 Andrew is a current paralegal and enviromental studies double major. His hope is to one day combine his passions in the environmental law field or work around sustainability in general.

We are currently seeking Sustainability Fellows!

Are you passionate about positively impacting the world around you? Do you have ideas to help improve SIU? We are seeking students who are enthusiastic to work as a part of the Sustainability Office team! We strive to match your passion with a current need on campus as a part of this un-paid internship program. Students are expected to work a set schedule for 8-10 hours per week and perform duties in a professional manner. If you are interested in becoming a Sustainability Fellow, please contact us at Include “Sustainability Fellow” in the subject line and tell us why you are interested in this role.