Alicia Hubert was the first Sustainability Coordinator for the medical campus and now leads the WUSM sustainability program in a new role: Relocation Space and Equipment Planner & Sustainability Program Leader. Alicia’s responsibilities include supervising the current Sustainability Coordinator, lab sustainability, and sustainable buildings. She also is responsible for lab equipment planning and green lab integration for the Neuroscience Research Building, which will open in 2023. Alicia is part of the Operations & Facilities Management Department on the WUSM campus, but works closely with the Office of Sustainability to coordinate the sustainability efforts, enhance existing programs, and to promote sustainability throughout the medical campus community.
With a Master of Science in Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics from UMSL and a rich professional background in biology, Alicia brings a unique expertise to the team. As a Research Technician II in the WashU Biology Department, Alicia learned the details of working in a lab environment, which transition perfectly to promoting the Green Labs program. She has worked and volunteered at zoological institutions both near and far, including several years working as a zookeeper at the Saint Louis Zoo. Her experiences in this field developed her passion for habitat conservation and a thorough understanding of the threats facing wildlife and our planet worldwide.
“I am extremely excited and honored to be in this new role on the medical school campus. To be part of a team of like-minded individuals and to spread sustainability throughout our greater community is a wonderful opportunity with a vitally important purpose.”