Meet the Team

Staff

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Elizabeth Swiman

Director 

Brings people and ideas together so that sustainability spreads across campus. Focuses on education and raising awareness to (mostly) students about how sustainability fits into this moment in their lives by developing their skills and habits so that "green living" becomes second nature.

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Jamie Valentine

Program Coordinator

Avid outdoor enthusiast, backpacker, and novice surfer. Enjoys gardening, reading in a hammock, and bike commuting. Passionate about building community to create collaborative solutions to complex sustainability issues.

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Melissa Angel

Communications Coordinator 

Reads the news every morning and every night. Digital communications nerd. Fixates on what makes digital campaigns work and what doesn't. Hikes around, drinks black coffee, listens to podcasts and NPR, cycles to work sometimes.

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Christiana Akins

Graduate Assistant 

A Master's student in Higher Education. Loves running, hiking, and dogs. You can find her saddled up with a good book in Tallahassee's local cafés.

Communications

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Angel Arrieta

Social Media Coordinator 

When not ranting about politics on Twitter, then probably at yoga. Loves to take photos (including selfies), but most importantly wants to change the world.

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TBD

Graphic Designer 

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Savannah Rodrigue

Communications Assistant

Environmental studies and political science major. Passionate about environmental protection, reusable water bottles, health and fitness, and green tea soy lattes. 

Student Program Coordinators

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Jacob Everette

Program Support

”The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” -Robert Swan

Loves spending time by the water and sailing. Constantly tries to find ways to connect everything to sustainability.

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Taylor Welniak

Eco-Reps

Loves cats, books (The Great Gatsby!), shamelessly watches too many educational videos (SciShow, YouTube channel), and maintains a small, potted garden on her apartment balcony.

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Garnet & Gold Goes Green

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Louie Castillo

Seminole Organic Garden

Splits time between the woods and water, has an obsession with Florida ecology and Tom Morello.

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Gabby Maynard

Food Recovery Network

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TBD

reCycle Bike

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TBD

Take Back the Tap

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Affiliated Programs / Interns

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Director, Office of Student Sustainability 

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TBD

Treasurer, Office of Student Sustainability

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TBD

Media Chair, Office of Student Sustainability

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Emily Drobes

Sustainability Salon

Loves animals, drinks coffee, travels the world, and talks to people in Spanish.