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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, Blue. Read more about Rob.

Daniel Hart


Daniel Hart

Associate Director of Sustainability & Environmental Justice
dhart@richmond.edu
Office: (804) 662-3016

Daniel’s work lies at the intersection of social change, sustainability, and regenerative design.  He holds a Masters in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati and earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, a minor in Geography, and a certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies and a Permaculture Design Certificate from the University of Colorado.  He’s worked at the University of Colorado Environmental Center, Environmental Stewardships Concepts, and spent a summer doing a work exchange at Dancing Rabbit EcoVillage. Before coming to the University of Richmond, Daniel worked as Sustainability Coordinator and Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati, served on the Environmental Advisory Council for the City of Cincinnati, and was the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Permaculture Institute.

Cassandra Collins

Kelsey Fastabend
Sustainability Program Coordinator
kfastabe@richmond.edu
Office: (804) 287-1280
Pronouns: she/her

Kelsey coordinates student, staff, and faculty sustainability engagement programs and events. She also co-manages students in the Sustainability Internship Program and oversees digital communications for the office. Beyond programs and communications, she leads the University's Bee Campus USA efforts and assists with the Sustainable Solutions Challenge. Kelsey received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Randolph College, where she was also involved with the Natural History & Archaeology Collections Project and was an organic garden intern. Outside of the office, she enjoys cooking and spending time in the mountains or at the James River.

Fall 2022 Sustainability Interns

Zoe Cultrara
Zoe Cultrara
Sustainable Living & Graphic Design Intern

Zoe is a sophomore from New Jersey planning to major in Environmental Studies. From a young age, she was encouraged to love the outdoors, which later led to her becoming a passionate advocate for all things sustainability. Besides her interest in the environment, she enjoys almost anything in the creative realm including drawing, video editing, and photography, as well as listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

Anna Haight
Anna Haight
Eco-Corridor & Community Garden Intern

Anna is a senior from New Hampshire majoring in Environmental Studies. She loves working outside with her hands and is passionate about using those skills to connect with others and grow community in the outdoors and in the Community Garden. Outside of gardening, Anna enjoys hiking and backpacking. She is the treasurer and a trip leader for the Outdoors Club on campus. After graduation Anna is planning on thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail before attending graduate school in Ecology.

Sarah Murtaugh
Sarah Murtaugh
Sustainability Data Visualization Intern

Sarah is a senior from Round Hill, Virginia double majoring in Geography and Global Studies. Sarah is passionate about exploring the possibilities of GIS technology in mitigating environmental and social inequities. This is her third year working for the Office for Sustainability and is excited to help push positive change on campus. In her free time, she loves spending time by the James River and trying all the flavors at Gelati Celesti.

Noelle Beswick 

Noelle Beswick
Sustainable Living & Communications Intern

Noelle is a junior from Maryville, Tennessee, a city near the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. She is obtaining a dual degree in Environmental Studies and Environmental Engineering. She first gained her interest in environmental science when she interned in the Smoky Mountains for a summer where she traveled around the park, observing and helping park rangers conduct their daily tasks. She recently conducted Eastern Box Turtle population research at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge in Laurel, Maryland under Dr. Andy Royle. Noelle hopes to continue researching animals' responses to climate change and to help preserve nature's resources. She is a member of the athletics videography staff, and in her free time likes to spend time outside whether it’s playing sports, hiking, or photographing nature.

Rachel Stall

Rachel Stall
Energy and Climate Action Planning Intern

Rachel is a senior from Arkansas in the PPEL (Politics, Philosophy, Economics & Law) program. Last spring, she was studying abroad in Berlin, Germany and she is very excited to return to the office for her senior year! Her favorite thing to do in Richmond is having picnics with friends in Monroe Park. She believes that humans should always be seeking to leave our communities and environments better than we found them and first became interested in sustainability  after completing a volunteer research project at the Hot Springs National Park in high school. In the future, Rachel hopes to attend law school and work with issues at the intersection of international law and sustainable development.

 

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