Support Sustainability at Skidmore
Skidmore Sustainability Office

Student Staff

BikeMore| North Woods Stewards| Skidmore Community Garden

 Skidmore Compost|S-Reps

Sustainable Dining Communications | Sustainable Food Interns



Matt Bristol 

Matt Bristol '17

Major: political science

“I work for BikeMore because I want to share the joy I get from the humble bicycle with everyone on campus.”

Zia O'Neill 

Zia O'Neill '17

Major: environmental studies; minor: dance

"I work for BikeMore because I enjoy working to make sure that everyone has equal access to free, sustainable transportation options and I also think that biking is the best way to get to explore the area around Skidmore and make new connections."

North Woods Stewards

James Lytton

James Lytton '19

Academic interests: geology, environmental studies and sciences

"I love the dirt; I love the woods; I love the plants. This job is a great way to get outside and have a structured way of contributing to their health."

Skidmore Community Garden

Ajani Otieno-Rudek: Information Coming soon.

Skidmore Compost

Maya Cohn

Maya Cohn '17

Major: environmental studies

“Hi everyone, I’m Maya, and I’m one of this year’s compost managers! I started volunteering with Skidmore Compost freshman year, and I haven’t been able to stay away. What’s not to love about rotting food!?”

 Andy Frank

Andy Frank '17

Major: environmental studies

“I work for compost because 1) I love dirt, and 2) decreasing food waste is a great way to help the planet!”

Manuela Taucher

Manuela Tauscher '17

Major: environmental studies

"The Sustainability Office provides students with valuable opportunities to connect with all of the incredible sustainability projects going on and around campus, which is exactly why I chose to work with it. As a compost manager this semester, I have the chance to advocate something I really believe in and contribute meaningfully to initiatives that aim to make Skidmore a better community."

Sustainability Representatives

Isabel Blumenthal

Isabel Blumenthal '19

Major: environmental studies and Spanish

“I work in the Sustainability Office because of the amount of opportunities given and created by the supportive and hardworking persons within the department (student and faculty alike) to make and manage change toward a more a sustainable community at Skidmore.”

Winnie Chien

Winnie (Yuling) Chien '19

Major: undeclared

“I work for Sustainability Office because I think it is a good opportunity to be educated with environmental issues and contribute to the community.”

Patricia McGuire

Patricia McGuire '17

Major: economics, environmental studies

“I work for the Sustainability Office because I have so much fun working with other people who are passionate about sustainability. I am constantly learning new things from my coworkers and opening my mind to different ways of achieving goals.”

Zoe Pagliaro

Zoe Pagliaro '20

Majors: environmental studies and political science

"My name is Zoe Pagliaro, and I am a member of the class of 2020. I am from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and I am very passionate about the environment! I am double-majoring in environmental studies and political science to hopefully help combat global warming someday. At Skidmore College I am a first-year senator for the Student Government Association and a sustainability representative. I love working for the Sustainability Office to promote sustainability on campus!"

Andy Rhodes

Andy Rhodes '20

Major: environmental studies

Minors: film and media dtudies, Spanish

"I work for the Sustainability Office because I love the outdoors, whether it’s downhill skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, or gazing at the beauty of Mother Earth. My passion for sustainability drives me to give back and to be grateful for the environment."

Finley Tevlin

Finley Tevlin '19

Prospective major: environmental studies, philosophy

“I work at the Sustainability office because it's the least I can do for Mother Earth!”

Sustainable Dining Communications Managers

Carolyn Koestner

Carolyn Koestner '18

Major: environmental science

"I love working for the office because I am very passionate about sustainability and enjoy both applying my learning outside of the classroom and making an impact in my local community. This is my second semester working with the Sustainability Office, and I am so excited to continue working on our sustainable food."

Maya Ling

Maya Ling '20

Major: undecided but interested in English, sociology, and studio art 

"I work with the Sustainability Office because I want to impact the efforts for a more sustainable Skidmore. I think it's important to consider the food you eat, from what's on your plate down to where it came from, so I enjoy working with the dining hall to source more sustainable food options. Working in the Sustainability Office allows me to help out the college and make positive changes with other passionate people."

Sustainable Food Interns

Greta Binzen Greta Binzen '19

Major/interests: math and environmental studies

"I'm working with the Sustainability Office because I love the Earth. Whether it's hiking, gardening, or gazing at stars, I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful part of the world. Unfortunately my day-to-day routine negatively impacts the planet; working with the Sustainability Office allows me the opportunity to support a cause I care about."