Spring 2013 EcoReps!
Lizzie grew up in Columbia, SC catching fireflies, climbing magnolia trees, and making costumes out of what some would consider “trash”. Her work with Keep the Midlands Beautiful helped foster her love of the environment through litter prevention, recycling and beautification. Often this involved jumping into local creeks and kayaking around the three rivers to remove bits of trash from trees. She now loves NYC as a sophomore planning on pursuing the 3-2 dual degree program in Environmental Science and Civil & Environmental Engineering.
Caroline hails from the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee where she spent many years roaming the wilderness and finding new ways to pretend she went to Hogwarts. Now, while at Barnard, she spends her time exploring a completely different type of wilderness and maintains the hope that her Hogwarts letter is just a few years late…She can be seen picking up bottles and holding onto paper in order to recycle them later and turning off any unnecessary lights. She also harbors a very deep love for the ocean and anything within it and aspires to someday live on a sailboat, but that will have to wait a few years.
Emma grew up in Lexington, KY, a short drive away from rolling bluegrass hills and picket-fenced horse farms. Despite the surrounding green areas, Lexington is known to have a high carbon footprint, and Emma worked during high school to raise awareness and promote sustainability in her area. She loved buying and preparing local food back home, and is ecstatic to have a farmer’s market so close here in the city. In her spare time she talks about Italy to anyone who will listen, colors and crafts, obsesses over Harry Potter, and, obviously, watches New Girl.
Elana grew up in Baltimore, Maryland where she developed her love of the environment after spending a gap year helping reduce waste and promote sustainability in Baltimore hospitals. She attended the University of Michigan before transferring to Barnard. Elana enjoys reading, yoga, and finding new parks to walk with her dog Khaki.
Carly was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area where she developed her passion for environmental education and activism through her work with the non-profit Teens Turning Green. Obsessed with gardening, permaculture, and food, she hopes to one day have her very own sustainable farm. Carly can usually be found at the farmer’s market, is an avid hiker and aspiring chef, and spends her spare time knitting, playing the guitar and practicing yoga.
After growing up in rural Kinderhook, NY, Sarah has extended her love of all things environmental to her life at Barnard. Inspired by the impressive herbivore dinosaurs of yore, she hopes to reestablish our generation’s lost connection with the Earth. In her spare time Sarah can be found boasting about her knowledge of upstate apple orchards, watching The Office, having an impromptu dance party, or refusing a plastic bag.
Kate was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, where she developed her love for the environment through many backyard projects and working at the local farmer’s market. She has been raising chickens for over 10 years at her home, and has recently picked up the odd hobby of bee-keeping. While not playing with her beloved insects, she can always be found eating apples at the farmer’s markets, playing tennis, going to music festivals, and at summer camps of all kind!
Naomi grew up in the beautiful golden hills of the BAY AREA in Northern California. Whether she is running, swimming, biking, taking photos, surfing, or hiking, she always enjoys being outside. You may find her on any weekend sampling fresh produce and bread at the farmers market, exploring used bookstores, and collecting postcards.
Deborah grew-up in the wooded suburbs of Westchester, New York where she could often be seen driving her blue Prius. Deborah enjoys singing any way it can be done: from choir to a capella to shower singing. When she is not holding a tune, she can be found turning off unnecessary lights, sipping chai tea from her reusable mug and beating her family in a rousing game of Quiddler. Now that she is a city girl, Deborah is excited to join the EcoReps in saving the world… one Barnard recycling bin at a time!