Will DiMaggio, Class of '14:
Elaine Hinrichs, Class of '16:
Richelle Romanchik, Class of '14:
Liam Leslie, Class of '15: Hello everyone! I’m a Geology major that believes in the importance of balancing critical thinking with creativity. The EDGE Fund provides an atmosphere for people to engage in this process of seeing an economically and environmentally feasible project come to life. I also work for the Resource Conservation Team, which works on a variety of resource-reduction projects around campus including composting, the Johnson House Garden, and the Big Swap. The great thing about working with two awesome environmental groups is that I get to see everyone else’s cool ideas become realities, and the EDGE fund provides a way for a wide audience to do just that.
Julia Murphy, Class of '17: Although I am undeclared I am considering at doing a double major with Economics and Environmental Studies. I am from Berkeley, California and have always lived in the San Francisco Bay Area until now. I feel that economics and environmental sustainability go hand-in-hand. To me the Green EDGE Fund represents this duality, which inspired my desire to be a board member and inspires me as I work with Green EDGE. Although I appreciate people’s efforts to make life-changes to support the environment I feel that our generation must fight for substantial infrastructural and societal change for our society to be environmentally sustainable. I enjoy traveling and music. I sang in the San Francisco Girls Chorus for ten years and I recently joined the Musical Union. At Oberlin I am a member of ObieWear and I am also part of an intramural bowling team. I am very excited about working with the EDGE Fund this semester and for the years to come.
Noel Myers, Class of '14:
Yuran Pan, Class of '15: I am an Environmental Studies major with a focus on sustainable business practices as well as community-based projects. I come from Nanjing, China, and I studied abroad in Denmark for a semester, where I further developed my passion for sustainability. I enjoy painting, dancing, playing the flute and, of course, traveling. At Oberlin, I am a member of Koreo Hip-Hop Dance Troupe. I am interested in working with stakeholders to promote sustainable changes through social capital creation and provisions for better infrastructure. I believe the formulation of environmentally sustainable practices necessitates input from both behavioral and infrastructural approaches, and the Green Edge Fund provides great resources in both ways to assist projects from planning to implementation. I am excited to see sustainable initiatives to tackle current environmental issues arising from our generation, and do not believe that anyone should hesitate to show us their wonderful ideas regarding energy efficiency and sustainability.
Class of ’14: I’m a Psychology and Environmental Studies major from Western Massachusetts interested in the factors that motivate individuals’
decisions and actions with regard to environmentally sustainable practices. I believe that effectively engaging people on environmental issues is crucial to promoting pro-environmental behavior and raising support for better environmental policies and practices. In my time at Oberlin, I have worked with the Great Lakes Protection Fund Research Team to develop and test technologies that provide real-time feedback about electricity and water consumption (the Energy Orbs, Building Dashboard, City-Wide Dashboard). I also play Varsity Soccer and enjoy running and discovering new music. I see the Green EDGE Fund as a phenomenal resource for all those Obies that want to contribute to accomplishing real change in the way we use resources and think about interactions with the environment.
I would love to hear from you about projects you would like to see started at Oberlin, and look forward to helping you bring your ideas to life!