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
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal
Eco-Rep since Spring 2014

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.

Shannon Seigal

Class of 2019
Intended Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Reading, Massachusetts
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

 I enjoy travelling the work, and my passions lie in sustainable development and environmental nonprofits. As an Eco-Rep, I hope to share my passions with the student body and demonstrate that everone can take small steps to improve the state of our environment.

Lucinda Nuzum

Class of 2017
Major: Biology
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Eco-Rep since FAll 2014

 Growing up I was raised learning the importance of sustainable living. I believe that we are each individually responsible for our environmental impact, and as an Eco-Rep I hope to be able to influence and teach the Mount Holyoke community to shrink that negative impact as much as possible.

Rebecca Hughes

Class of 2018
Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Eco-Rep since 2016

 I am passionate about reducing the impact that humans have on this earth, particularly through our habits of consumption. As an Eco-rep, I hope to spread awareness about the effects our consumption patterns have on the environment and cause a cange in the way our campus consumes.

Michelle Song

Class of 2017
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.

Myesha Jahin

Class of 2017
Major: Biochemistry
Hometown: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Eco-Rep since Fall 2015

I am very passionate about science. As an Eco-Rep I want to make our community a greener place and encourage students to reduce their environmental footprints and foster sustainable living.

Sasha Braverman

Class of 2018
Major: Politics
Hometown: Sarasota, Florida
Eco-Rep since 2016

Spending most of my free time angry and confused about the world's problems, I still would like to try to make Mount Holyoke College a sustainable, livable place for students. A newly turned environmental advocate, I find environmental action highly relevant to dispelling political corruption, regulating economic policies and prioritizing social justice.