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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.

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Kelsey Fastabend (she/her)
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, cooking, and spending time in the mountains. 

2021-2022 Sustainability Interns

Aarshia Sethi
Aarshia Sethi
Communications Intern

Aarshia is a junior from New Delhi, India. She’s majoring in Business Administration with a double concentration in marketing and international business, with a minor in Psychology. She is also the Vice President of Bollywood Jhatkas on campus, and is also on the exec board for South Asian Student Alliance, which promotes cultural ideas among South Asian students on campus. She also works with CSI and also loves interacting with new people, traveling, dancing, and spending time with friends. 

Anna Haight
Anna Haight
Community Garden Intern

Anna is a junior from Durham, New Hampshire majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Biology. After taking a course on restoration ecology in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem this summer she is excited to continue furthering environmental conservation efforts on campus as a biodiversity and conservation intern. In her free time Anna enjoys hiking, backpacking, and kayaking. Her passion for sustainability comes from her love of the outdoors and desire to protect our resources for future generations to enjoy as well. 

Maddie Adkison
Maddie Adkison 
Sustainability Assessment Intern

Maddie is a senior from Florida double majoring in Biology and English. She will be utilizing skills from both of her majors to assess  sustainability practices on campus. Maddie is passionate about science, writing, and how they fit together. She conducts biology research on campus and loves to explore and hike on the weekends. She is an avid scuba diver and underwater photographer. When she is not in the water or the mountains, Maddie also loves to cook and is always on the hunt for her next favorite book.

Maeve Hall
Maeve Hall 
Climate Education & One Book Intern

Maeve is a Junior from Richmond, Virginia. She is majoring in Political Science and Leadership Studies at UR, and she's passionate about finding creative and engaging ways to communicate about climate change. Maeve's love of the environment started from a young age, getting to spend lots of time outdoors, especially exploring the James River with family and friends. As a Bonner Scholar, she also enjoys interning at Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, an environmental justice advocacy non-profit based in Richmond. She is interested in exploring the intersection and influence of art and entertainment on environmental policy issues, which is why she's so excited to help promote this year's One Book, All We Can Save!

Noelle Beswick 

Noelle Beswick
Eco-Corridor & Biodiversity Intern

Noelle is a sophomore 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 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. Noelle hopes to eventually research wildlife to help prepare for future global changes. On campus, she is a member of GreenUR, the Peers & Mentors Program, and the athletics videography staff. In her free time, Noelle likes to spend time outside, whether it’s playing sports, hiking, or photographing nature. 

Oriana Ballotta Garman

Oriana Ballotta Garman
Programs & URSA Intern

Oriana is a sophomore from Washington DC. She is planning on double majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies. Her interest in sustainability stems from her long term love of animals. Growing up, Oriana spent a lot of time around farm animals which eventually led her to become vegan. After learning about the connection between what we eat and climate change, Oriana became extremely passionate about sustainability. She looks forward to continuing to learn more about sustainability through her position as a Programs and URSA intern this coming school year. 

Rachel Stall
Rachel Stall
Energy & Greenhouse Gas Accounting Intern

Rachel is a junior in the PPEL (Philosophy, Politics, Economics, & Law) program 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 an Energy and Greenhouse Gas Accounting Intern intern and she believes that we should always be seeking to leave our communities and environments better than we found them. At Richmond, Rachel keeps busy working at the post office, studying for the LSAT, and exploring Richmond's amazing food scene.

Sarah Murtaugh
Sarah Murtaugh
Programs & URSA Intern

Sarah is a junior from Round Hill, Virginia, majoring in Global Studies and minoring in French and Geography. After working as a Green Dining intern her sophomore year, Sarah is now taking on the role of a Programming intern. She is eager to create positive change in this position through bridging together the UR community and the environment. Outside of the Office, Sarah loves reading, cooking, and spending time with others.

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