EcoCaptains

EcoCaptain Program Overview

EcoCaptains serve as paid sustainability champions and ambassadors for the OS. In collaboration with ResLife, this programs allows for EcoCaptains to lead sustainability related programming and educational activities in their residence halls. Keep an eye out for communications from your Residence Hall’s EcoCaptain for more ways to get involved and learn about UConn’s sustainability initiatives! Below are some of responsibilities of an EcoCaptain:

  • Work 5 hours per week
  • Attend monthly EcoCaptain meetings
  • Provide weekly updates to OS Staff and Interns
  • 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

If you live on campus and are interested in leading sustainability related initiatives in your residence hall, please apply at: https://uconn.studentemployment.ngwebsolutions.com/jobxJobdetailPrint.aspx?JobId=12146&win=True

Contact sustainability@uconn.edu for more information.

      Meet the 2022-2023 EcoCaptains!

      Adrianna Rossignol

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      Major: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
      Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
      Residence Hall: North Campus

       

       

      Extracurricular Activities:

        • UConn Ecoposium Committee Director
        • EcoHusky
        • UConn Wildlife Society
        • UConn Knit for NICU
        • UConn Paws and Claws

         

         

        Interests:

        • Thrifting
        • Working out
        • Crocheting
        • Playing with pets
        • Puzzles

        Amanda LoMonte

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        Major: Biological Sciences and Philosophy
        Minor: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
        Year Joined OS: Fall 2021
        Residence Hall: Hilltop Halls

         

         

        Extracurricular Activities:

          • Senior Resident Assistant
          • EcoCaptain (2nd year)
          • Development Coordinator for Kesem at UConn
          • UConn Law Society
          • UConn Alpha Omega Secretary
          • UConn Club Track (UCCTF)
          • Undergraduate Philosophy Society
          • Chipotle Employee for 2 years

           

           

          Interests:

          • Running/Working out
          • Cooking & baking
          • Cats
          • Gardening for 8+ years
          • Traveling
          • Model making

          Baasim Zafar

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          Major: Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering
          Year Joined OS: Fall 2021
          Residence Hall: Hilltop Apartments

           

           

          Extracurricular Activities:

            • UConn Honors Program
            • Pokemon Go Club

             

             

            Interests:

            • Gaming
            • Hiking
            • Traveling

            Amanda Stowe

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            Major: Environmental Science
            Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
            Residence Hall: Shippee

             

            Extracurricular Activities:

              • Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentor
              • UConn Outing Club
              • HuskyTHON Rising Leader
              • UConn Alzheimer's Association
              • UConn Honors Program
              • PATH
              • Honors Initiative for Prospective Students

                 

                Interests:

                • Hiking
                • Rock climbing
                • Soccer
                • Basketball
                • Reading
                • Writing

                  Caroline Peak

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                  Major: Environmental Engineering
                  Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                  Residence Hall: Werth Tower

                   

                   

                  Extracurricular Activities:

                    • Outing Club
                    • Engineering Ambassadors
                    • BRIDGE Mentee Program

                     

                     

                    Interests:

                    • Hiking/backpacking
                    • Rock climbing
                    • Skiing
                    • Puzzling

                    Colton Lavoie

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                    Major: Physics
                    Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                    Residence Hall: Hilltop Apartments

                     

                     

                    Extracurricular Activities:

                      • UConn Club Track & Field Captain
                      • Husky Horror Club President
                      • Society of Physics Students
                      • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society

                       

                       

                      Interests:

                      • Long walks on Fairfield Way
                      • Lifting
                      • Collecting bottle caps
                      • Movies
                      • Karaoke

                      Dylan Steer

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                      Major: Political Science and Environmental Studies
                      Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                      Residence Hall: West Campus

                       

                       

                      Extracurricular Activities:

                        • Treasurer of EcoHusky
                        • Vice President of the Turkish Student Alliance
                        • Honors UNIV Facilitator
                        • UConn Honors Program

                         

                         

                        Interests:

                        • Exploring nature
                        • Gaming
                        • Playing piano
                        • Dune
                        • Model making

                        Erin Heslop

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                        Major: Environmental Studies
                        Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                        Residence Hall: Busby Suites

                         

                         

                        Extracurricular Activities:

                          • HuskyTHON Dancer Relations Captain
                          • Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

                           

                           

                           

                          Interests:

                          • Working out
                          • Sports
                          • My dogs
                          • Traveling

                          Jacqueline Flaherty

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                          Major: Marketing & Urban and Community Studies
                          Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                          Residence Hall: Buckley

                           

                           

                          Extracurricular Activities:

                            • The Daily Campus - Copy Editor
                            • Dramatic PAWS
                            • EcoHusky

                             

                             

                             

                            Interests:

                            • Baking
                            • Listening to film scores
                            • Tea
                            • Just Dance

                            Kaley Luk

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                            Major: Mechanical Engineering
                            Year Joined OS: Fall 2021
                            Residence Hall: Alumni Quad

                             

                             

                            Extracurricular Activities:

                              • Engineering Ambassadors
                              • Queer Asians and Allies
                              • MIXED

                               

                               

                               

                              Interests:

                              • Drawing
                              • Cats
                              • Studio Ghibli
                              • Plants

                              Matthew Barrows

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                              Major: Communications
                              Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                              Residence Hall: Charter Oak

                               

                               

                              Extracurricular Activities:

                                • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
                                • Alpha Sigma Phi

                                 

                                 

                                 

                                Interests:

                                • Skiing
                                • Running
                                • Traveling
                                • Biking

                                Porter Mead

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                                Major: Engineering Physics - EE Focus
                                Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                                Residence Hall: South Campus

                                 

                                 

                                Extracurricular Activities:

                                  • UConn Club Sailing - Outreach Chair
                                  • UConn Sailing HuskyTHON Team Captain
                                  • Honors College
                                  • Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society

                                   

                                   

                                   

                                  Interests:

                                  • Sailing
                                  • Rock climbing
                                  • Working out
                                  • Gaming
                                  • Making memories

                                  Riley Morrill

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                                  Major: History and Economics
                                  Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                                  Residence Hall: McMahon

                                   

                                   

                                  Extracurricular Activities:

                                    • UConn Mock Trial Society
                                    • Marching Band
                                    • Law Society

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                    Interests:

                                    • Reading
                                    • Baking

                                    Sadie Garfinkel

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                                    Major: Biological Sciences
                                    Minor: Marine Biology
                                    Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                                    Residence Hall: Husky Village

                                     

                                     

                                    Extracurricular Activities:

                                      • Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women
                                      • Outing Club
                                      • American Fisheries Association
                                      • HuskyTHON dancer

                                       

                                       

                                       

                                      Interests:

                                      • Hiking
                                      • Working out (yoga & spin)
                                      • Going to the beach
                                      • Traveling to new places
                                      • Anything outdoors
                                      • Dogs
                                      • Playing ukulele

                                      TJ Demichele

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                                      Major: Political Science
                                      Year Joined OS: Fall 2021
                                      Residence Hall: Garrigus Suites

                                       

                                       

                                      Extracurricular Activities:

                                        • Jujutsu Club

                                         

                                         

                                         

                                        Interests:

                                        • Guitar
                                        • Lifting
                                        • Tailoring
                                        • Hiking

                                        Tyler Conroy

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                                        Major: Human Rights & Environmental Studies
                                        Year Joined OS: Fall 2022
                                        Residence Hall: Northwest

                                         

                                         

                                        Extracurricular Activities:

                                          • Dairy Club
                                          • EcoCaptain

                                           

                                           

                                           

                                          Interests:

                                          • Hiking
                                          • Skiing
                                          • Playing guitar
                                          • Biking