ECO-Reps

The Eco-Reps are enthusiastic student sustainability educators that focus on campus sustainability issues. Through Eco M&Cs, Eco-Hall events, whiteboards in the  dining halls, Newsflush announcements, Eco-Boards in the halls, and our Facebook page,  we hope to inspire our fellow students to live more sustainably.

We are knowledgeable about numerous topics such as recycling, energy use, and composting. We work with Facilities Management, Dining Services, the Dean of Students, Residential Life, LITS, The Miller Worley Center for the Environment, and the President’s Office. Some of our more recent activities include Eco-Orientation for new students, recycling through the TerraCycle chip brigade and organizing MHC’s War-of-the-Watts competition.

Please contact the Eco-Reps with questions or suggestions. Follow us on Facebook.

Megan Byers

Class of 2016
Major: Environmental Studies – Ecosystem Science Concentration
Hometown: Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

I am from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy exploring the world around me, creative media, and books, and am passionate about environmental stewardship and the importance of science in advocacy. As an ECO-Rep, I look forward to sharing my passion with the student body at Mount Holyoke and encouraging students to implement practical changes that will both enhance their lives and create a more sustainable campus culture.

Stuti Devkota

Class of 2017
Intended major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Eco-Rep since Spring 2014
Residence Halls:  Ham, MacGregor, Prospect

I am from Kathmandu, Nepal. I have always enjoyed being involved in environment related activities. As an eco rep, my goal is to help the Mount Holyoke community adopt an eco friendly lifestyle.

Constance Fontanet

Class of 2016
Major: Biological Sciences
Hometown: Paris, France
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

I am from Paris, France. Even though I am primarily interested in environmental health, Mount Holyoke has developed in me a desire to know and do more about sustainability. I hope to achieve that goal as an Eco-Rep.

Whitney Lapic

Class of 2018
Intended Major: Geology and Environmental Studies
Hometown: Shillington, Pennsylvania
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

I am from Shillington, Pennsylvania. I’m a fan of hiking, traveling, and playing and competing in the game of marbles. As an Eco-Rep, I want to reach out to all members of our student body and present them with the little things that they can do in their daily routines to help make an impact within our campus.

Marwa Mikati

Class of 2017
Intended major: Neuroscience and Behavior
Hometown: Tripoli, Lebanon
Eco-Rep since Spring 2014
Residence Halls: Torrey, Wilder, Porter

I am from Beirut, Lebanon. I enjoy reading, playing basketball, and public speaking. I was drawn to becoming an Eco-Rep because I’ve always tried to influence my surrounding at home to become more environmentally aware, and was thrilled to know that I could continue doing that with my peers on campus as well.

Michelle Song

Class of 2017
Intended major: Critical Social Thought
Hometown: Shenzhen, China
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

I am from Shenzhen, China. I'm passionate about exploring different ways to achieve sustainable living. Being an Eco Rep allows me to take my personal passion to the next level. I hope to help encourage my community to minimize wastes and consume consciously.