Sustainability Student Workers
Michelle Sutton is excited to be a part of the Green Bike Sustainability program at UAF. During her first year at the University, she was pushed towards the field of Natural Resource Management.
With an interest in her impact on the environment and a need to share her knowledge with her fellow students, she felt at home in the sustainability program at UAF. Getting bikes out to students and on the road is a thrilling prospect and Michelle is honored to be able to play a part.
Coordinating the Green Bike program is Michael Stanfill, a junior in the Mechanical Engineering B.S. degree program. Michael has a personal interest in bicycle frame and component design. His responsibilities with the Office of Sustainability include building and maintaining the Green Bike fleet as well as program development and advocacy. He is looking forward to seeing the Green Bike program flourish as an opportunity for students to have quick and easy access to reliable facilities and bicycles.
Rodney Carpluk is a recycler and assistant bike mechanic. He was born in Bethel, Alaska and lived a few years in a small rural village before moving to Fairbanks to go to school. He is currently studying biology and physics. Rodney loves to go hiking, camping and also enjoys playing various recreational sports. He enjoys working with the recycle program because it is so rewarding to be able to help out the environment on a daily basis.
Alexander (Xander) Bergman was pleased to be hired during the summer of 2011 to assist with UAF’s first ever Carbon Footprint Report and the Nanook Grown Student Farm. With interests in ecology and the field of Natural Resources management in general, he enters the campus scene fresh from the creation of a recycling program at his high school, West Valley. Alexander is also a volunteer at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center and Turning Light Farm.
Jeric Quiliza (at right in photo) is the Compost Representative hired to create and facilitate a composting program on campus. Jeric is majoring in journalism with interest in film and architecture. He has been a real asset to the recycling team with his quick thinking, hard working ethic and overall fun personality.
Still to come:
PRE-PROCUREMENT OFFICER - Hired to ensure the quality and cost of items purchased by the SIREN fund meets the needs of the RISE Boards intentions, by assisting with accounting.
VEHICLE OVERSIGHT REPRESENTATIVE - Hired to manage and monitor the efficiency of vehicles on campus, including rentals, busses, and personal and department vehicles.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER - Hired to create and administrate digital media to organize efforts and encourage collaboration between interested parties.