Every semester, more than 20 students participate in the Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change Internship Program, with oversight from six university entities and filling a large number of distinct positions.
We are so inspired and grateful to be working with such a remarkable team of students, who continue to be instrumental in helping us advance sustainability, environmental justice, and climate action at WashU and in the St. Louis community.
- All ESCC Associate
- ENST Associate
- LEC Associate
- OOS Associate
- Tyson Conservation Corps
- WUCCP Associate
Julianne is a sophomore at WashU in the Beyond Boundaries program with a particular interest in conservation technology. She is an environmental engineering major, and is also pursuing an art minor. Over the past few years, Julianne has been involved in conservation projects at an individual, community, and national level. Julianne is currently serving as a Student Coordinator for Tyson Conservation Corps.
TCC Student Coordinator
Cameryn Berryhill is a first-year student planning to major in Environmental Analysis with a minor in writing. She is working as a Student Co-Coordinator for Tyson Conservation Corps and is excited about getting involved in sustainability and environmental research at WashU. She enjoys working with others who are passionate about conservation, loves native plants, and is always looking for new ways to get outdoors. Her interests outside of work include gardening, birding, camping, and writing.
Green Office Intern
Julia is a junior from San Francisco majoring in Environmental Biology with a minor in the Business of Social Impact. Julia took a gap year before attending WashU, and spent the fall semester working on local and national campaigns, followed by 70 days of backpacking through the Pacific Northwest this past spring. Julia interned for the Go Green Initiative, which solidified her goal of pursuing sustainability in college. Julia is so excited to work with the Green Office team in broadening the program and learning more about WashU’s commitment to sustainability.
Waste Reduction/Diversion Intern
Melena is a First Year from Belleville, IL majoring in Computer Science. Her main sustainability related interests are environmental policy and environmental justice. She is excited to create and facilitate engaging programming to further people’s knowledge of sustainability. In her free time, Melena enjoys taking pictures and watching TV.
Vehicle Electrification Intern
Lauren Bruhl is a sophomore double majoring in Environmental Analysis and German, and minoring in the Business of Social Impact. Lauren currently serves as the Vice President of Outreach for Net Impact, a sustainability in business club, and is a WUSA at the First Year Center. She spent the past summer interning at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, where she initiated the GIS engineering project monitoring process at the Department. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and traveling. With her Office of Sustainability internship, Lauren is excited to bring electric vehicles to campus and work towards carbon neutrality through renewable energy research.
Guinter Dame Vogg is a junior from Encruzilhada do Sul, Brazil majoring in Chemical Engineering. He is passionate about climate change mitigation, which he explores through Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) and more efficient and sustainable ways of energy production. He is excited to be part of WUCCP in order to bring tangible climate action to our campus, as well as inform the student body about the topic. He serves the Social Programming Board as Outreach Director and the Engineering Council as Academic Affairs Director. In his free time he likes to explore the different neighborhoods of the city and to do road trips with his friends.
Environmental Studies Impact Intern
Kate is a junior majoring in Urban Studies and Environmental Analysis with a minor in Urban Design. Her main interests lie in the study of cities and how they can be designed to better support both people and the environment. She is excited to learn more about renewable energy, affordable housing, and sustainability. On campus, she is the editor-in-chief of the WashU Policy Institute, a staff writer for the WashU Political Review, and the Treasurer for Club Softball. She spent her summer interning for the St. Louis Planning and Urban Design Agency, and enjoyed getting to learn more about cities and planning in general. In her free time, she enjoys long walks in Forest Park, going to farmer’s markets, and watching Criminal Minds.
Renewable Energy Intern
Serena is a sophomore from Dallas, TX studying Environmental Engineering with a minor in Energy Engineering. She is very excited to be working on the renewable energy and vehicle electrification teams this semester, with a focus on improving and monitoring the energy efficiency of campus buildings. Outside of the OOS she is also a part of the Engineers Without Borders and Net Impact groups. After working with Net Impact last year to push for greater sustainability efforts on campus, she can’t wait to see the work that the Office of Sustainability accomplishes this year.
Vehicle Electrification Intern
Nicole is a junior from Houston, Texas majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in energy engineering in order to enter the renewable energy field after she graduates. She spent her sophomore spring and following summer carrying out biofuel research and she traveled abroad to study renewable energy in Iceland. She is currently the co-president of the WashU chapter of Net Impact, a business and sustainability club. She worked in a Net Impact group on a proposal to add electric vehicles to the WashU campus fleet her sophomore year, and is excited to continue this work with the Office of Sustainability in her position on the vehicle electrification, carbon neutrality, and renewable energy team.
Ellie Rogers is a senior from Summit, New Jersey majoring in Environmental Analysis and minoring in Business of Social Impact. In her free time, she enjoys photography, writing, crocheting, and being outside. She spent her last semester in Copenhagen studying Sustainable Development. Ellie is looking forward to working with the OOS to support the development of WashU’s next Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations.
Madison is a Junior majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a politics concentration. She is minoring in Writing. She has always been passionate about climate issues and began her climate activist work in high school. She grew up near the Indiana Dunes and participated regularly in beach cleanups and other local climate events. She find climate activism enriching and incredibly important because climate change is one of the most pressing issues we are currently facing. She enjoys spending time in nature, creating art, writing, and engaging with peers.
Renewable Energy Intern
Yash is a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio majoring in Chemical Engineering with minors in Energy Engineering and Computer Science. Yash currently serves as the president of Student Sustainability Board and is a member of Engineers without Borders. Yash is looking forward to helping campus offices become more sustainable as a Green Office Intern with OOS.
Carbon Neutrality Intern
Isabelle Surloff is a junior pursuing a double major in Environmental Analysis and Economics. She is passionate about transitioning our fossil-fuel-dependent economy and society to clean energy-dependent through market-based approaches. Previously, she worked at Energy Solutions, an Oakland-based clean energy consulting company, researching state, federal, and foundation funding mechanisms for clean energy market transformation and tracked policy changes at the state and local level. Isabelle is excited to leverage her professional and academic experiences to expand sustainability initiatives on WashU’s campus. At the Office of Sustainability, Isabelle will be working on the Renewable Energy/Vehicle Electrification/Carbon Neutrality team.
Engagement Specialist Intern
Valerie Viteri is a junior student from New York City majoring in Chemical Engineering and minoring in Energy Engineering. She is excited to learn more about the sustainability projects on campus, especially those involving renewable energy and carbon neutrality. She hopes to keep developing her passions, exploring her interests, and enhancing the community. She enjoys playing sports, spending time with friends, and caring for her succulents in her spare time.
TCC Student Coordinator
Angela Yokley is a Student Coordinator for the Tyson Conservation Corps! She plans to major in Environmental Analysis with a minor in Environmental Earth & Planetary Sciences. She is interested in conservation research, sustainability initiatives on campus, and waste management.