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2016-17 Interns

Caroline Firer

Caroline Firer is a junior studying Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Environmental Policy and Planning. She serves as the communications team leader. This is Firer’s first year working with the Office of Sustainability, and she is excited about working with all three intern teams in communicating to students how important, easy, and fun living sustainably can be.

Alex Flevarakis

Alex Flevarakis is a senior majoring in Sustainable Biomaterials. She is ecstatic to be the leader of the Recycling Team this year. She is excited to encourage and inspire her fellow Hokies to develop sustainable habits, and looking forward to making a difference. Upon graduation, Flevarakis plans to move to Togo, Africa where she will work as a Peace Corps volunteer as a sustainable agriculture extension agent.  

Emma Martin

Emma Martin is a senior majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning and minoring in Sustainable Natural Environments and Public and Urban Affairs. She is on the Recycling Team and is excited to promote sustainable behaviors and change on Virginia Tech’s campus. Fun fact: She is very good at rollerblading and football.

Emma Davidson

Emma Davidson is a senior majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning. She is a member of the Residents Team and loves educating students on campus about sustainable practices. In spring 2015, Davidson studied abroad in Switzerland, and although she misses it, she is happy to be back in Blacksburg for her final year at Virginia Tech.

Josh Hammes

Josh Hammes is a senior majoring in Geography with a focus on Geospatial Environmental Analysis, and minoring in GIS and Sustainable Natural Environments. He is a member of the Recycling Team and enjoys educating the student body on why the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mentality is important while striving for a sustainable future. Fun fact: He named his dog ESRI after the mapping software company Environmental Systems Research Institute because of his interest in GIS.

Maria Vollmer

Maria Elisa Vollmer is a senior majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning. She is excited for all the great events her team, the Energy Team, has planned for the academic year to encourage other students to use energy more mindfully. Fun fact: She once climbed a 15 ft. tall sugar mountain. Yes, literally, edible granulated sugar.

Anna Davis

Anna Davis is a sophomore majoring in Public Relations. She serves as the graphic design intern on the Communications Team and is looking forward to promoting recycling in residence halls. Davis is also a resident advisor and a news reporter for the Collegiate Times.

Emily Watts

Emily Watts is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences with a minor in Environmental Science. She is on the Recycling Team and is most excited about the team's goal to encourage Virginia Tech students to purchase and use reusable water bottles. Watts spends her free time running and buying new toys for her cat!

Angie Green

Angie Green is a junior majoring in Natural Resource Conservation with a Forestry Minor. She serves on the Resident Team, and is passionate about creating a greener future for Virginia Tech students. Fun fact: she really likes avocados and Chipotle.

Lyndsey Gerold

Lyndsey Gerold is a junior majoring in Environmental Science with a Green Engineering minor. She is on the Resident Team and is loving it. Fun fact: She has seven pet chickens and a bee farm in her backyard.

Ellen Huber

Ellen Huber is a sophomore studying Environmental Science with minors in Green Engineering and Environmental Policy and Planning. She serves as the photographer for the Communications Team. She is excited for all of the Communication Team’s campaigning efforts, including photographing events and producing promotional videos and designs.

Bridget Acland

Bridget Acland is a senior majoring in Sustainable Biomaterials with a minor in Green Engineering. Bridget is a returning intern from last year, and serves as the Energy Team leader. She is looking forward to creating sustainable behavior change on campus through educating students on the many low-cost and easy ways to save energy, money, and the environment. Fun fact: She grew up on a farm and loves to ride horses.

Pallavi Prayaga

Pallavi Prayaga is a junior majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Green Engineering. She is serving on the Energy Team and is excited about all the upcoming events this year. Fun fact: she is a triplet.

Daniel Donahoe

Daniel Donahoe is senior studying Fisheries Conservation, and a current member of the Energy Team. He is excited to teach students about new and innovative ways to consume less energy in order to drive Virginia Tech toward a more sustainable future. Donahoe’s dream is to identify the impact urban water quality has on surrounding ecosystems in effort to restore urban fisheries. He has spent two summers as a backpacking and fly fishing guide in the mountains of northern New Mexico.

Amy Gelb

Amy Gelb is a senior majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Environmental Policy and Planning. She enjoys sitting on porches, eating bagels, and hammocking in her free time. As a returning intern and a member of the Recycling Team this year, she looks forward to inspiring students to live green and create real change on campus.

Danitza Rodriguez

Danitza Rodriguez is a Sustainable Biomaterials major with a concentration in "Creating a Sustainable Society," along with a minor in Green Engineering. She loves what she studies because of the interdisciplinary nature of the major. She is serving on the Energy Team. Fun fact: she was born and raised in Guatemala before moving to the United States.

Chloe Sikora

Chloe Sikora is a senior majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Sustainable Natural Environments. As a member of the Resident Outreach Team, she aims to break barriers among certain societal stigmas, such as second-hand clothing, alternative transportation, and conscientious use of energy. She wants to pursue corporate social responsibility in the future and plans to be a fitness instructor on the side.

Madison Roberts

Madison Roberts is a senior majoring in Environmental Resource Management with a minor in Forestry. She loves sunflowers, animals, and living in the mountains. She is on the Resident Outreach Team and is excited to inspire her fellow students to be more eco-friendly and make Virginia Tech a leader in campus sustainability.