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Rob Andrejewski


Rob Andrejewski

Director of Sustainability
randreje@richmond.edu
Office: (804) 287-1268

Rob draws from his experiences as a writer, facilitator, and educator to bring awareness to today’s greatest challenges, including our climate crisis, water scarcity, and overconsumption. Rob’s enthusiasm and belief that change is possible are fueled by working with UR’s brilliant students and by the commitment of staff and faculty across campus to generate local solutions to global problems. In the Eco-Corridor and at the solar array, he sees evidence of yesterday’s dreams for a better tomorrow and can’t wait to make tomorrow’s visions a reality. Rob received his PhD in Recreation, Park & Tourism Management from Penn State University, is a Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program, and works with multiple environmental and civic groups in the Richmond region. He lives in Richmond with his wife, Jennie, their two boys, Leo and Jack, and their dog, Cascadilla. Read more about Rob.

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Kelsey Fastabend
Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Sustainability Program Coordinator
kfastabe@richmond.edu
Office: (804) 287-1280

Kelsey coordinates student, staff, and faculty sustainability engagement programs and events for the office. She also co-manages the Sustainability Internship Program. Bringing prior knowledge and experience from Randolph College, she serves as chair of the University's Bee Campus USA committee, and is a member of the Rethink Waste committee in Campus Operations. Kelsey received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Randolph College, where she was also involved with the Natural History & Archaeology Collections Project. Outside of the office, she enjoys organic gardening and spending time in the mountains. 

Fall 2020 Sustainability Interns

Amanda Brosnan
Amanda Brosnan
URSA Intern

Amanda is a senior from Andover, Massachusetts, majoring in Environmental Studies and Leadership Studies. After working previously as a Rethink Waste intern her sophomore year and a LEED intern her junior year, Amanda is now taking on the responsibilities of being an URSA intern alongside Isabelle Drayer. Amanda’s love for people and nature motivates her passion for the environment, and she is excited to continue to further educate the Richmond community about sustainability. In her free time, Amanda loves spending time with her friends, traveling, and being outside.

Isabelle Drayer
Isabelle Drayer
URSA Intern

Isabelle is a junior double majoring in Political Science and Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee and is proud to call Richmond her second home. Isabelle will be working with University of Richmond Sustainability Advocates (URSA) this semester to encourage environmental education and stewardship on campus and in the broader community. Isabelle’s passion for sustainability stems from her love for the outdoors and an appreciation for the way the natural world provides for sustaining our own lives. She has been working for the Office for Sustainability since the spring of 2019 and looks forward to continuing with such a great team of interns this semester.

Abdul Qadeer Rehan
Abdul Qadeer Rehan 
Climate Action Planning Intern

Abdul is a senior from Karachi, Pakistan double majoring in Physics and Computer Science with a minor in Math. He is currently the president of the South Asian Student Alliance, which promotes cultural understanding and exchange of ideas and views among the people of the University of Richmond and the wider Richmond community. Abdul spent his summer interning at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) working on defect metrology, enhancing his coding skills through various coding challenges, and binging Netflix.

Ivana Filipovic
Ivana Filipovic 
Communications Intern

Ivana is a sophomore from Bosnia and Herzegovina majoring in Mathematical Economics. She loves the outdoors, languages, and technology. She always seeks to learn new ways to live a more sustainable and minimalistic life. Ivana is the office's Communications Intern, and she updates the campus on different sustainability efforts, inspiring people to get involved and make University of Richmond a greener place.

Sarah Murtaugh 

Sarah Murtaugh
Green Dining Intern

Sarah is a sophomore from Round Hill, Virginia, majoring in Global Studies and minoring in French. As the Green Dining intern, she will work towards reducing waste and installing sustainable practices into UR Dining Services. She loves spending time outdoors and is passionate about giving back to the planet to show thanks for all that it provides. Outside of the Office for Sustainability, she is a senator for Westhampton Student Government Association, an OA, and a Navigator for the Endeavor program. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and cooking.

Kate Sjovold

Kate Sjovold
Biodiversity & Community Garden Intern

Kate is a senior from Richmond, Virginia double majoring in Environmental Studies and Geography and spent last semester studying tropical ecology in Panama. As an intern, Kate is excited to help manage and organize community gardening and invasive species removal opportunities. Additionally, she helps support campus pollinator and conservation efforts and serves on the Bee Campus Committee. Kate is particularly passionate about sustainable agriculture after working at Shalom Farms for three seasons, and loves hiking and spending time at the James in her free time.

Rachel Stall
Rachel Stall
Green Buildings & Research Intern

Rachel is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in Geography. She first became interested in sustainability in high school after completing a volunteer research project at Hot Springs National Park. She is the Green Buildings & Research intern and she believes that we should always be seeking to leave our communities and environments better than we found them. At Richmond, Rachel works with pre-law organizations, advises a living-learning community, and advocates for health and wellness on campus.

Suraya Souidi
Suraya Souidi
Rethink Waste Intern

Suraya is a junior from Lynbrook, New York double majoring in Environmental Studies and Leadership Studies with a minor in Visual Arts & Media Practice. This is her second year as a Rethink Waste intern and she is excited to create more positive change. She is interested in art, yoga, and loves visiting the James River when it's warm out—especially Belle Isle.

Taylor Hurtado
Taylor Hurtado
Rethink Waste Intern

Taylor is a senior from Fort Worth, Texas double-majoring in English and Biology. She is a Rethink Waste intern, where she will be helping to promote sustainability through waste management education. Taylor is passionate about protecting the environment, advocating for Indigenous rights, and volunteering in the community. In her free time, she loves kayaking and participating in language exchanges!

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