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.




Lucca Monnie 

Sustainability Program Assistant 


Lucca is a Junior although a Freshmen recycler. (She recycles freshmen, also known as a bully). She originally bullied in Portland, Oregon before moving on to Tacoma. She is a Computer Science major and plans on furthering her sewing passion. 

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".


Rose Pytte

Sustainability Program Assistant




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".


Jack Lindauer

Sustainability Program Assistant


Jack is a Junior from Denver, CO. He is a Geology major because *insert overly used rock pun here*.