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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.

Cassandra Collins

Cassandra LC Troy
Sustainability, Communications & Engagement Specialist
ccollin2@richmond.edu  
Office: (804) 662-3016

Cassandra oversees the office's web, social media, and print communications. She also contributes to event planning, scheduling, and administrative tasks. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with degrees in Communication Arts and German, she went on to work with an international nonprofit as their Communications Director and earn a master's in Communication from Purdue University. With a background in graphic design and social media management, she enjoys communicating the story of sustainability at University of Richmond from both institutional and individual perspectives. 

Cassandra Collins


Kelsey Fastabend

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

Kelsey helps coordinate sustainability engagement programs and supports the Office for Sustainability Student Internship Program. She also assists with the planning of sustainability events. Before joining the Richmond community, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Randolph College. At Randolph, she completed research with the Natural History & Archaeology Collections Project and interned with the Sustainability Coordinator. Kelsey lives with her three-legged cat, Twiggy, and enjoys volunteering at local animal shelters and kayaking.

Spring 2020 Sustainability Interns

Amanda Brosnan
Amanda Brosnan
Climate Action Planning & LEED Intern

Amanda is a junior majoring in environmental studies and leadership studies. She is from Andover, Massachusetts, and just returned to campus after a semester in Freiburg, Germany where she took sustainability-related courses. After working previously as a Rethink Waste Intern her sophomore year, Amanda is now taking on the responsibilities of helping with Climate Action Planning, LEED building related projects, and whatever other tasks are needed around the office. In her free time, Amanda loves spending time with her friends, traveling, and being outside.

Nikolina Dakovic
Nikolina Dakovic
Energy Conservation Management & Green Revolving Fund Intern

Nikolina is a senior from Montenegro majoring in Mathematical Economics. As an intern at the Office for Sustainability, she works on energy conservation management and the Green Revolving Fund. Nikolina is also a part of the Bonner Scholars Program and Outdoor Club. Her interest in sustainability comes from her belief that a change in the way we do most things must come, and she chooses to get involved in her community to bring that change about. Outside of work and school, Nikolina enjoys hiking, swimming, painting, and volunteering.

Isabelle Drayer
Isabelle Drayer 
URSA Intern

Isabelle is a sophomore majoring in Political Science with minors in Spanish and 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 stewardship on campus and in the broader community. Isabelle’s passion for sustainability stems from her love for the outdoors and traveling to unique places in the world. A fun fact about Isabelle is that she spent March of her senior year in high school backpacking in the Himalayas!

Emily George
Emily George 
Eco-Corridor: Community Based Learning Course Support Intern

Emily is a senior from Northfield, Illinois majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Business Administration. As an intern for the Office of Sustainability, she focuses on the new Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor, helping Community-Based Learning classes explore and learn about the environmental impact of the area. Emily also assists with sustainability outreach and education, including Rethink Waste events, the Campus Eco-Challenge, Introduction to Sustainability sessions, and general research. In her free time, Emily spends as much time outside either hiking, swimming, exploring, or doing some type of water related activity.

Eve Giles 

Eve Gilles
Eco-Corridor: Invasive Species Removal Intern

Eve is a senior from West Hartford, Connecticut studying Psychology with a minor in Environmental Studies. Her internship focuses on invasive species management in the new Gambles Mill Eco-Corridor. Eve facilitates the involvement of classes, clubs, and community members in invasive species removal. She is particularly passionate about sustainability after spending a semester in Australia focused on Sustainability and Environmental Action. In her free time, Eve enjoys running, hiking, practicing yoga and cooking delicious plant-based meals.

 

Amina Maslo

Amina Maslo
Communications Intern

Amina is a senior from Bosnia & Herzegovina majoring in Accounting with a minor in German. She loves spending time outdoors and wants to take care of nature and people so that we can preserve the rich wildlife we have. Amina 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. This past summer, Amina did conservation work in Costa Rica and the highlight of her time there was seeing a sea turtle lay eggs on the beach and gracefully walk back into the Pacific.

Justin Mure
Justin Mure
Climate Action Planning Intern

Justin is a senior from Tewksbury, NJ double-majoring in Biology and Healthcare Studies. He has been an intern with the Office for Sustainability since summer 2018. In the office, he is involved with greenhouse gas accounting, the Climate Action Plan, Rethink Waste, a paper reduction initiative, and Earth Lodge. A few of his favorite things are running, hiking, and biking.

Abdul Qadeer Rehan
Abdul Qadeer Rehan
Sustainable Dining Intern

Abdul is a junior from Karachi, Pakistan studying Computer Science and Physics with a minor in math. As a Sustainable Dining intern, he works towards implementing sustainable dining initiatives and food recovery programs. Outside of the office, Abdul enjoys coding and watching science shows.

Caroline Schiavo
Caroline Schiavo
URSA Intern

Caroline is a senior from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey majoring in Political Science with a minor in Healthcare Studies. As an intern, she helps run the University of Richmond Sustainability Advocates (URSA) program by assisting with student sustainability initiatives, working on the Green Room Certification program, and conducting outreach events. Caroline is passionate about creating awareness of the harmful effects air pollution has on people and the environment. Around campus, she is engaged in many student leadership positions, serving on the executive board for Westhampton College Government Association (WCGA) and Camp Kesem (CK). Due to her involvement in CK over the last three years, you will most likely hear people call her by her camp name, “Guacamole". 

Danielle Sorscher
Danielle Sorscher
Rethink Waste Intern

Danielle is a junior from Rockville Centre, New York double majoring in Environmental Studies and PPEL with a concentration in Economics. She just returned to campus after studying environmental studies and sustainability abroad in Freiburg, Germany. This semester, Danielle will be working as a Rethink Waste Intern and hopes to promote a deeper understanding of waste management on campus. A fun fact about Danielle is that while studying abroad in Germany she was able to hike through the Swiss Alps as part of a forest ecology course!

Suraya Souidi
Suraya Souidi
Rethink Waste Intern

Suraya is a sophomore from Lynbrook, New York planning on double majoring in Environmental Studies and Leadership Studies with a minor in Visual Arts & Media Design. She is a Rethink Waste intern, and is excited to educate the campus about waste management. Suraya is passionate about sustainability advocacy and education, and thoroughly believes that this planet deserves to be treated with respect. Outside of the Office of Sustainability, Suraya is a Richmond Scholar, a student ambassador, and an orientation advisor. When she has free time, you can catch her in the art studio or at an aerial yoga class.

 

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