Student Sustainability Corps

Meet The Team

The Student Sustainability Corps is a unique opportunity for students to come together and make USU a more sustainable place. Members represent the Student Sustainability Office, Sustainability Council, Student Organic Farm, EcoHouse, Aggie Blue Bikes, Sustainability Club, Inclusion Center, and Val R Christensen Service Center. Some are AmeriCorps members. Others are volunteers or work in other areas on campus. All are dedicated to make the world better for current and future Aggies.

Open positions:
  • Sustainability & Social Action Engagement Intern is a 300 hour AmeriCorps position (~10 hrs/week). The intern will recruit student volunteers and organize student sustainability events, such as USU Farmers Market, Earth Week, and February Film Series. The intern will also promote the student sustainability grant program and host weekly Idea Labs where students can get peer support for their sustainability project ideas. Contact Kate for more information.
    Compensation: $2,824 AmeriCorps Living Allowance & $1,343 Education Award
    Start Date: September 1, 2022
    End Date: May 1, 2023

Corps Resources

 Meet The Staff

Kate Stephens
Kate Stephens
CCE Program Director
Student Sustainability Office
kate.stephens@usu.edu 

Kate is the Coordinator of the USU Student Sustainability Office and Assistant Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, has been a part of the national service movement for over 20 years. Prior to her current position, Kate served as the Program Director for Utah Conservation Corps (UCC) for 12 years. She is the founder of Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, a non-profit adaptive outdoor recreation program. Kate also served as a VISTA Leader in Logan, a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and an environmental educator at Teton Science School. In an effort to develop a more diverse and inclusive Conservation Corps, Kate started the UCC’s Access to Service inclusion project and Bilingual Youth Corps. Kate has received local, regional and national recognition for her work to include underrepresented populations in national service. Kate has a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and M.A. in Environmental Education.

Alexi Lamm
Sustainability Council Chair &
Sustainability Program Manager
Facilities Planning & Design

Alexi became Utah State University’s first sustainability coordinator in 2012 and fourth Sustainability Council chair in 2016. She has a BFA from Arkansas State University and an MPA from Indiana University. After discovering she not only likes working on sustainable systems, she also likes teaching them, she completed another three-letter degree from the Quinney College of Natural Resources in 2021. Prior to moving to Utah, she worked in the Indiana University Office of Sustainability and volunteered with Peace Corps. Now, she's determined to reduce USU's greenhouse gas emissions and spends the rest of her time cycling, designing projects, and calculating whether it's too late to call friends who haven't moved west.

 

Meet The Interns

Ian Theler
Ian Theler
Marketing Intern
Sustainability Council

Ian Theler is a Marketing and Design intern for the Sustainability Council and Student Sustainability Corps. Ian is a senior at USU majoring in marketing and minoring in multimedia design and production through the Huntsman Business school. Ian’s background in marketing and graphic design gives him the unique creative talents needed for his position. Ian is professionally certified in the Adobe Creative Cloud and is an avid photographer. Although Ian grew up in American Fork, Utah, he considers Cache Valley his home and is an Aggie through and through.

Annika Tolman

Marketing Intern
Student Sustainability Office

Annika is the Marketing Intern at the Student Sustainability Office. After getting her AS in Agricultural Science in 2020, she is currently wrapping up her senior year with a BS in Plant Science with an emphasis in Horticulture and Cropping systems at Utah State University. Annika has held a deep passion for sustainability ever since she was a child. Growing up in the Grand Tetons, she was raised to treat her environment with care. In her free time, you can guarantee that Annika is cooking her favorite meals, painting and drawing, embracing the outdoors, playing videogames with her friends, or watering her jungle of house plants.

Amber Hall
Amber Hall
Conservation Events Intern
Sustainability Council

Amber (she/they) works as the Conservation Events Intern in the Sustainability Council. She is studying Global Communications and is working towards minors in Japanese and Marketing. She hopes to work in the non-profit sector, specifically with the Make A Wish foundation. Her interest in sustainability started her Freshman year when she took Professor Davies' Unveiling the Anthropocene course. While the class touched on the scientific aspect of what is currently going on with our world, it also provided a hopeful and creative narrative about how we can engage the community to help rebuild a healthy and happy Earth. She now strives to encourage students, USU staff, and community members to do their part! When she's not in class or working, you can find her playing the trumpet for the Aggie Marching Band, visiting National Parks with her family, or playing video games with her friends.

 

Chase Harward
Chase Harward
Green Office Manager
Sustainability Council

Chase is the Green Office Manager for the Sustainability Council, so he leads the campus-wide effort to help Utah State’s offices and labs to become Green Certified! He studies Political Science and Economics with minors in Spanish and Anticipatory Intelligence, and he hopes to one day bring his skill-set into the public sector as a lawyer or policy consultant. Although not currently studying sustainability-specific fields, Chase is passionate about the work that the Student Sustainability Corps does because he believes that we have a duty to move towards sustainable infrastructure and more climate-friendly public policy. An avid backpacker who recently finished a trip on the Camino de Santiago in Spain with his girlfriend, Chase spends his time reading about the world and chatting with the people who live in it. He loves swimming, running, rock-climbing, and is currently working on mastering the art of making a grilled cheese sandwich.