Meet the Staff
Christi Kemper: Office Manager
Christi Kemper has been providing fiscal & administrative support to the Office of Sustainability since June 2013; in the past she has worked a variety of jobs in the fields of natural health, higher education and aviation maintenance. She came to Alaska in 2010 to attend graduate school at UAF after earning degrees in history & anthropology in Colorado and never left! Her interest in sustainability started many years ago when she worked in a natural & local foods store and is heavily intertwined with her interests in self-sufficient living and food production. Christi loves owls and likes to spend her free time gardening, knitting, cooking, playing music, doing karate, crafting and hiking or otherwise exploring the great outdoors utilizing snowshoes, skis, or kayak.
Office of Sustainability Student Staff
Sustainability Office Assistant - Sabina Kryshak-Karwowski
Sabina is a born and raised Alaskan, growing up in Homer, spending her childhood fishing, hiking, and acting in local theater. Today, Sabina is a junior in Chemistry here at UAF and has grown to love the atmosphere and community on campus. Initially, she became involved with the Office of Sustainability her freshman year by volunteering at and using the Free Store. From there Sabina found her college niche to help promote sustainable resources and recycling throughout UAF. Sabina was hired in January 2017 and plans to promote sustainability until graduation, and then on.
Sustainability Student Coordinator - Allie Gabalski
Allie is from Akron, Ohio. She moved to Fairbanks three years ago to study environmental science here at UAF. Allie loves nature, camping, hiking and exploring with her partner, Cody, and dog, Atigun. Her absolute favorite place in Alaska is just north of the Brooks Range.
Recycling Manager - Steve Arroyo
Steve is from a beach town called Ventura, California. He came up to Alaska to pursue his dream of achieving a fisheries degree. His favorite hobbies are fishing, kayaking, hunting and working out.
Recycling Team Member / Nanook Grown Coordinator - Breanne Meath
Breanne is a proud Fairbanks local, born and raised. She became a crucial member of the sustainability team because she believes that we can change the world on a global scale through small changes in our day to day life. She is constantly passionate about decreasing my environmental impact on the earth by using less single-use products and really thinking about how long an item will last before I make the purchase. Breanne also runs an Instagram page called @Zerowastefairbanks, where she post ideas on how to live a more earth-friendly life. Please follow if interested!
Senior Recycling Team Member - Isaac Peacock
Isaac Peacock is a criminal justice major here at UAF. He plans on pursuing his career as a State trooper, once he receives his bachelors from UAF. His favorite thing about recycling is that he's helping the planet out every day.
Green Bikes Student Staff
Green Bikes Records Manager - Pippen Hum
Pippen spent all his life outside. Whether biking, mushing or hiking, he enjoy all those activities. He has done a few bike tours and spend a fair bit of time working on bikes, reading and writing. Pippen is studying Linguistics at UAF. Pippen is on the left in the photo below.
Green Bikes Outreach Manager - Grace Matthews
Grace Matthews is a recent graduate of UAF CTC's Automotive Technology program. She is currently putting her technical skills to use in the Green Bikes shop as a mechanic. She is enrolled in the BFA program at UAF. In her spare time, she enjoys pursuing alternative transportation such as biking, skiing, and walking.
Green Bikes Mechanic - Wylie Donich