Sustainability Team Members



Travis Freidman

Sustainability and Energy Manager

Travis is from Seattle Washington. He graduated from the University with degrees in Economics and Political Theory and a minor in Math. He is Puget Sound's Green Guru - if you have a question about sustainability or campus, chances are he knows the answer. Travis enjoys spicy foods, listening to NPR, spending time outdoors, and he currently holds the Facilities Services Department Record for Longest Sideburns.

Elizabeth King

Sustainability Program Coordinator

Elizabeth is a Junior hailing from Portland, Oregon, who is studying mainly Biology and Spanish, with a liberal smattering of arts included as well. Her potential post-graduation plans waver between teaching and running away to join the circus on a weekly basis, and she has been getting her fix of time spent upside down with yoga and pole vaulting, sometimes even at the same time. 

Brady McCowan

Sustainability Field Manager

Brady is a Senior originally from Silver Spring, Maryland who is majoring in Saxophone Performance. He is a big enthusiast of birds, music, bugs, bad jokes, and tea. In his free time, Brady likes to socialize with friends, practice any one of his four saxophones he currently possesses, call his mother, and contemplate all the way in which his life doesn't suck.


Devan Salter

Sustainability Field Manager

Devan is a junior from Spanaway, Washington, majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Music. He hopes to apply his major to either forensics or environmental analytically science. Not only does he minor in music, but he loves to play it too! Currently, he is playing tuba for the Wind Ensemble and Pep Band at UPS, while also playing bass for the Jazz Club and Nexus, his metal band. He enjoys going 4x4ing and is part of Sustainability Services, "to reduce that carbon footprint!"

Sage Haynes

Sustainability Field Manager

Sage is a sophomore from Seattle, Washington who is interested in majoring in Biology and/or Politics and Government. She enjoys biking, hiking and yoga and loves any type of fruit. She auditioned for the the role of Mattie Ross in the movie "True Grit" and was a finalist.



Marcella Heineke

Sustainability Field Manager


Marcella is a Sophomore from River Forest, IL. She is a double major in Biology and Spanish. She enjoys playing lacrosse, eating, and sleeping. Fun fact she memorized the Parent Trap when she was 5 and can still do it! 



Gabriela Flores-Rabinowitz

Outreach Coordinator

Gabi is a Senior from San Francisco, CA, with a double major in Comparative Politics & Government and International Political Economy, with a minor in Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys working on DIY furniture and crafts projects, where she reuses or repurposes items. She loves shopping at the farmers market, cooking, and eating. She also enjoys taking her dogs on adventures, exploring Tacoma, and volunteering.

Alex Burns

Alex is a Freshman from Bainbridge Island, WA, majoring in Environmental Science. He likes recycling, and on the weekends he enjoys watching football. 

Kara Gardiner

Kara is a Freshman from Minneapolis, MN, majoring in Biology. She likes to listen to music, watch Netflix, eat food, play with friends, and sleep. 


Aaron Jurasevich

Aaron is a Freshman from the City of Angels. Currently, he has no idea what he is going to major in. He enjoys wrestling rocks, has one chocolate milk in the fridge, and dabbles in Tai Chi. 

Samantha Lopez

Samantha is a Freshman from Phoenix, AZ, majoring in Engineering. She loves being outside, going for walks, making coffee, and playing tennis. Fun Fact: She likes trees and cats more than people!

Keaohuana'oli Rivera-Leong

Keao is a freshman from Hawai'i. She is currently undecided about her major. She likes to be outdoors, from the beach to the forest. She also likes owls and her first language was Hawaiian. 


Sophia Salus-Kleiner

Sophia is a freshman from Corvallis, OR. She is currently undecided on her major.  Some of her favorite things are popcorn, tea, and breakfast. And she is always up for a hike in the rain or a thrilling golf cart ride around campus

Jake Smith

Jake is a Freshman from Redmond, WA. He is studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. In his free time he loves to snowboard and hike. 

Mairan Smith 

Mairan is a freshman from Santa Cruz, CA. She is leaning toward a major in Biology. She likes whales, everything bagels with lox shmear, and reading books! Her hope is to one day go to New Zealand and reenact Lord of the Rings. 

Robyn Thomas

Robyn is a Freshman from Denver, CO, majoring in Biology and Environmental Policy. She is also a m
aster in both tai chi and chai tea. Emphasis on the chai tea. 



Gaea Villaroya

Gaea is a freshman from Kodiak, AK, majoring in Music Education.
Fun fact: I'm not afraid to resort to violins.