2012-2013 Sustainability Interns

Elle Ross '13

Elle is a senior Political Science and International Studies major. She has a passion for travel and culture, which she gained from studying abroad in Hamburg, Germany and Bologna, Italy. However, Elle comes from St. Louis, MO (Go Cards!) where she worked at a local Farmers' Market for six years. Engaging with the community and local farmers has greatly influenced her quest for a sustainable lifestyle. Her current projects as an intern focus on campus awareness and education. As such, she is in charge of Earth Week 2013, an environmental awareness campaign on campus. She is also working to improve recycling for off-campus houses and creating a sustainability-focused intentional living community called an Ecohouse. Please contact Elle with any questions, comments, ideas, or happy hello's at rosse2@xavier.edu

 Current Projects:  Earth Week 2013, Ecohouse Design & Development

Samantha Meza '14

Samantha is a junior Advertising and Public Relations double major with a minor in Philosophy. Originally from Massachusetts, Samantha has been passionate about environmental consciousness and social justice since highschool. After transferring to Xavier at the start of her sophomore year, she was anxious to find a way to combine her passion for sustainability and her majors, driving her to become the Sustainability Communications Intern. As the Communications Intern, Samantha has contributed greatly to the creation of the Sustainability Interactive Map, revitalized the Sustainability website, and acts as the personality behind Sustainability's social media platforms. Aside from sustainability, you might also see Samantha working at X Spot, playing pool in Gallagher, or walking her puppy around campus. To contact Samantha Meza, e-mail mezas@xavier.edu.

 Current Projects: Bike XU, Promotion, QR Code Campaign

Jake Litmer '14

Residing in Cold Spring, Kentucky, Jake is a Junior Environmental Science major, and is working toward a Business minor.  Over the summer, Jake will tackle projects such as mapping the storm water flows on campus; outlining the Green Fair for spring of 2013; researching alternative energy technologies; and assisting Physical Plant with the campus energy audit. ?I am passionate about our environment, and love how Xavier has made a commitment to Sustainability,? Jake said. ?I am fortunate to be a part of something that will make huge differences for Xavier, and the community. We have an awesome Sustainability Team, and Ann is a great coordinator. I am looking forward to all that is to come this year!? In addition to seeing him around the Sustainability Office, you may see Jake studying in the Conaton Learning Commons, jogging through campus, or playing tennis on a sunny day. To contact Jake Litmer, e-mail litmerj@xavier.edu.

Current Projects: Energy Audit, Energy Competition