Sustainability Team Members


Marcella Heineke 

Sustainability Program Coordinator


Marcella is a Senior hailing from River Forest, IL (right outside Chicago for you non-Midwesterners). She is a Biology major with a Spanish minor and hopes to one day save the sea turtles while speaking Spanish on the Galapagos Islands. If that doesn't work out, she'll take up full time work sitting by glass bins and making sure people remove the caps. 

Alex Burns

Sustainability Field Manager


Alex is a Junior from Bainbridge Island, WA, majoring in Environmental Science. He likes recycling, and on the weekends he enjoys watching football in the afternoons to make up for the fact that he always has to work early in the morning.

Aaron Jurasevich 

Sustainability Field Manager


Aaron is a Junior from the City of Angels. Academically, he is majoring Chinese and Business, but is currently studying the fine arts of rock climbing and au natural dog grooming.  

Mairan Smith

Sustainability Field Manager


Mairan is a Junior 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. 


Tessa Samuels

Sustainability Program Assistant 


Tessa is a Freshman from Oregon. Terrified of the ghosts of dead whales and dinosaurs, Tessa is fond of backpacking and splashing through mud, but does her best to avoid large bones.



Zack Losack

Sustainability Program Assistant 


Zack is a Freshman from the United States of America. Though he was born by the name of Joseph, he decided that the opportunities for rhyming were more valuable than his parents' hopes for him. He is proficient in numerous languages, most usefully, Vulcan, and Elvish.

Keaohuana'oli Rivera-Leong

Sustainability Program Assistant 


Keao is a Junior from Hawai'i. She is appropriately undecided about her major. She likes to be outdoors, from the beach to the forest, likes owls, and her first language was Hawaiian. She has been awarded three years in a row for "Most Likely to Make You Smile Just By Smiling".

Sophia Salus-Kleiner

Sustainability Program Assistant


Sophia is a Junior from Corvallis, OR. She is currently undecided on her major.  Some of her favorite things are popcorn, tea, and breakfast. She is always up for a hike in the rain or a thrilling golf cart ride around campus. But maybe not a golf cart ride in the rain.

Jake Smith

Sustainability Program Assistant  


Jake is a Junior from Redmond, WA. He is studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. In his free time he loves to snowboard and hike. He has been noted for his insistence that he can throw a pig-skin "a quarter mile".



Robyn Thomas

Sustainability Program Assistant 
Robyn is a Junior from Denver, CO, majoring in Biology and Environmental Policy. She is a master in both tai chi and chai tea. Emphasis on the chai tea. 

Gaea Villaroya

Sustainability Program Assistant 

Gaea is a Junior from Kodiak, AK, majoring in Music Education.
Fun fact: She is not afraid to resort to violins.

She is also not afraid to resort to sarcasm, but that is a different story.