Johnson Center Welcomes New Interns

Posted on March 15th, 2021 by

The Johnson Center is excited to announce the addition of five new student interns to our team this spring. Spanning grade levels, majors, and passions for environmental work, the new interns have been diving into Gustavus sustainability initiatives.

Meet them below and learn more about how they are each advancing sustainability at Gustavus! 

Alex Terpkosh is focused on completing the AASHE ( Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) STARS¬†report (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) for Gustavus. He is working towards increasing sustainability efforts across campus and within departments, and can’t wait to see the impact of this work over the next few years!

Melanie Kistnasamy is currently assisting with the STARS report. The STARS report requires information and data from departments and offices all across campus to evaluate how Gustavus is holistically performing in sustainability.

Lily Kingsley’s main focus right now is sampling and testing our compost to determine the current quality and what improvements can be made. She is excited about the opportunity to engage in hands-on sustainability work and learn more about composting, working in a lab, and how to keep compost sludge off her clothes!

Lindsay James is super excited about being a new Intern and is currently working on communications and social media. She also hopes to make progress on creating a zero-waste campus and lowering carbon emissions. She is excited to get out and host events in the future that promote sustainability as a campus-wide initiative and make real change!

Tessa Johnson works on communications and is currently creating cool posts for Instagram to educate students on composting. She is also working on the Solve Climate by 2030 media outreach. Gustavus will join hundreds of colleges from around the world in April to learn more about local and global action on climate change through Solve Climate by 2030!





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