EcoCaptains

EcoCaptain Program Overview

The EcoCaptain Program was created by the OS in the Fall of 2021, and is sponsored by ResLife. EcoCaptains serve as sustainability champions and critical ambassadors for our office within UConn residence halls. They are expected to work 5 hours per week to lead sustainability related programming and educational activities in residence halls, and to collaborate with Hall Directors and Resident Assistants to further the goals of sustainability here at UConn.

  • Responsibilities of the job include:
  • Attend biweekly EcoCaptain meetings
  • Provide weekly updates to OS intern leads
  • Participate in EcoCaptain training and group activities
  • Participate and encourage student participation in Office of Sustainability led events and programming such as EcoMadness, RecycleThon, Green Game Days, and Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP) trail events
  • Distribute Recycling Bags and Sustainability Activity books to residents
  • Lead sustainability education and engagement activities in residence halls beyond those initiated by the OS, examples include:
    • Weekly recycling audits and scoring
    • Monthly hall meetings about different topics related to sustainability
    • Environmental film screenings or movie nights, discussion forums, guest speakers
    • EcoCaptain “office hours” where people can ask questions about sustainability or give suggestions
    • Educational flyers, social media, etc.
    • Weekly tips for living more sustainably
    • Volunteer clean-up events
    • Week-long or one-day events or activities, such as a “power-down” day or other fun competitions

Meet the Current EcoCaptains

 

Lillian Adamo
Major: Environmental ScienceYear Joined OS: Fall 2021

 

Extracurricular Activities:

Varsity Women's Rowing

Major Events Chair for Alpha Lambda Delta

Women in Math, Science and Engineering (WiMSE) member

CLAS Dean's List
HackUConn Promotion Team 

Interests:

Reading

Working out

Spending time outside

    Jessica Horn
    Major: Animal Science

    Year Joined OS: Fall 2021

      Extracurricular Activities:

      Cancer Survivorship Research Assistant

      Club Swift Member

      Certified Nursing Assistant

      Interests: 

      Cats

      Volleyball

      Plants

      Grey's Anatomy

        Erica Hindle
        Major: Chemical Engineering

        Minor: Environmental Engineering & Math

        Year Joined OS: Fall 2021

         

          Extracurricular Activities:

          UConn Honors Program

          UConn Dance Company

          UConn Engineering Dean's List

          Interests: 

          Dancing

          Thrifting

          Music

          Sunrises

            Maggie Singman
            Majors: Environmental Health Economics & Human RightsYear Joined OS: Spring 2020

            OS Activities:

            Digital & Social Media

            Newsletters

            GreenMetric Survey

            Website/Graphic Design

            Event Coordination

            Extracurricular Activities:UConn Honors Program

            FYE Mentor

            Homies Member

            BOLD Scholar

            Outing Club Member

             

            Interests:

            Running and Swimming

            Photography

            Cats

            Hiking/Climbing

            Rachael Ruggiero
            Major: Environmental ScienceMinor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

            Year Joined OS: Fall 2021

              Extracurricular Activities:President of RHA (Residence Hall Association)

              Member of Delta Zeta

              Intern for the UConn Stormwater Corps

               

              Interests:

              Skiing

              Working Out

              Traveling

              Being Outdoors

               

               

              Chase Mack
              Majors: Environmental Science & Political Science

              Minors: Agricultural and Resource Economics & History

              Year Joined OS: Fall 2021

                Extracurricular Activities:

                EcoHusky Vice President

                Secretary Club Track & Field

                Chair of Communications Political Science Peer Mentoring

                Resident Assistant

                Center for Environmental Science and Engineering Research Assistant

                 

                Interests: 

                Hiking

                Sports

                Socializing

                Traveling

                Sam Kocurek Sam Kocurek
                Majors: Mathematics & Environmental ScienceYear Joined OS: Fall 2021

                 

                  Extracurricular Activities:Resident Assistant

                  RA Advisory Board

                  CSD Notetaker

                  Honors

                  EcoHouse

                  MakeAWish Foundation Fundraising

                   

                  Interests:

                  Running

                  Cooking & Baking

                  Landscape Architecture

                  Studio Ghibli

                    Erin Lindsay Erin Lindsay
                    Major: Ecology & Evolutionary BiologyYear Joined OS: Fall 2021
                      Extracurricular Activities:Town of Clinton Sustainability Advisory Committee

                      Women's Club Soccer

                      Alpha Delta Lambda National Honor Society

                      JonaTHON’s Captain HuskyTHON

                       

                      Interests:

                      Reading

                      Sports

                      Her Puppy Ollie