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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.

Cassandra Collins

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. 

Spring 2022 Sustainability Interns

Zoe Cultrara
Zoe Cultrara
Graphic Design & Communications Intern

Zoe is a freshman from Moorestown, New Jersey planning to major in Environmental Studies. From a young age, she was encouraged to love the outdoors, as her family regularly spent time hiking, biking, and exploring the natural world around them on trips. Sustainable practices were always a part of her household growing up, but as she became more aware of the climate and current environmental crisis over the years, she became even more passionate in finding ways to help make a change. She looks forward to being involved with sustainability efforts on campus, and hopes to reach out to others at UR to get involved as well! Besides having an interest in the environment, Zoe enjoys anything in the creative realm including drawing, video editing, and photography, as well as listening to music and spending time with friends and family.

Eliza Herrenkohl
Eliza Herrenkohl
Community Garden Intern

Eliza is a senior from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and is studying Healthcare and Geography. She loves working outdoors and discovered a new-found love for farming during college when she worked with Shalom Farms. She is excited to use her skills with the Office for Sustainability to build community in the outdoors. Eliza is involved with YoungLife on campus as well as in the greater Richmond community. She could spend hours on the beach back and forth between a good book and the ocean, and loves a good cup of hot coffee in the mornings. 

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.

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. 

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