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EcoRep: By giving the EcoReps the skills and knowledge needed to promote environmentally responsible behavior in freshmen residence halls, our program strives to create an environmentally literate student population.

What is an EcoRep?

EcoReps are enthusiastic incoming freshman with a desire to promote change.

There are 30 EcoReps each year -- at least one on each floor of the freshman dorms. The EcoReps are guided by two upperclassmen student leaders who are experienced in on-campus environmental efforts and who have both themselves gone through the EcoReps Program. EcoReps educate the students in their halls on environmental issues like waste reduction and energy conservation by planning dorm activities and events.

The EcoReps are taught about sustainability through an EcoReps class. This two credit seminar meets twice a week for either a lecture, discussion, or program meeting and covers many topics including recycling, energy, and climate change. Learn more...

Apply now!

Be an EcoRep for the 2016-2017 year. The deadline to apply is May 27.

Complete the application

Read the brochure


If you have any questions about the program please contact urecoreps@gmail.com


Meet the EcoReps Coordinators

Zoe James, Jacob Post, and Gabrielle Scullard

Zoe James '18, David Marshall '19 and Patricia Van Valkenburgh '19.


Meet the 2016-2017 EcoReps

Sub B. EcoReps

Anthony Pericolo
Anthony Pericolo
I'm from Westfield, New Jersey seeking to combine my passion for engineering and political science to promote a stable future.
Ronny Llerena
Ronny Llerena
I've lived in New York City all my life so the occasional exposure I get to nature is something I cherish.
Emmanuel Todd Gweamee
Emmanuel Todd Gweamee
I'm a Bridge2Rawanda scholar, from Liberia but presently living in Kigail, Rwanda. I am from a family of seven, with four brothers and two sisters, and really look forward to pursuing environmental science at the UR when I start my studies.
Patricia Van Valkenburgh
Ruolan “Leslie” Li
I'm a piano player and singer with biology major and nerdy passion about science.
Nina Stash
Nina Stash
I am from Seattle, and I love any outdoor activities whether it sports or helping the environment and I am excited to make a difference at the University of Rochester!
Matt Quick
Matt Quick
I live in Sutton, Mass., and I am looking forward to learning more this year about sustainable ways of living and being able to share them with my classmates. Coming from a small rural town nature has always been a getaway for me providing a place of relaxation and comfort.
Do Hong Phuc
Do Hong Phuc
I have been doing volunteer jobs for the environment for the past two years. Recently I wrote an essay about the impact of microbead on the environment for my school's project.
Rebecca Harris
Rebecca Harris
I'm an international student from Kingston, Jamaica.
Gao Yuebai
Gao Yuebai
I’m an optimistic person and love to communicate with different kinds of people. I’d love to give passion to sustainability.
Natalie Schlesinger
Natalie Schlesinger
I'm from Charlotte, North Carolina. I love learning languages, singing opera, and eating Indian food.

Quad EcoReps

Rosemary Aviste
Rosemary Aviste
I am a neuroscience major who lives in Black River, NY. I enjoy hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter, and volunteering in my spare time.
Duong Dylan Quang Le
Duong “Dylan” Quang Le
My name is Dylan Le (pronounced lay, NOT lee). Originally from Vietnam, I have studied in America for three years and love the nature here.
Manasvi Chaturvedi
Manasvi Chaturvedi
Hello! I enjoy sitting in my backyard to watch the birds, stormy days and cooking delicious, fresh food.

Tiamat Fox
Tiamat Fox
I am a people-oriented Film and Media Studies major who cares for others and the environment. I want to be a positive light in the world and in the lives of the people around me.
Zhexi Jesse Chen
Zhexi “Jesse” Chen
“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” - A.A Milne
Ananya Goyal
Ananya Goyal
Hi! I'm from New Delhi, India, and I plan on majoring in Biomedical Engineering. My hobbies include travelling, listening to music, watching animated films, and writing poetry.
Michaela Burrell
Michaela Burrell
I hope to one day have a career involving environmental conservation. In my free time, I like to garden and run.
Andrea Tsao
Andrea Tsao
I'm from rural Wellsboro, PA (North central PA). I'm planning on majoring in a field of engineering and I am heavily involved in music.
Mohammad Ali Raza
Mohammad Ali Raza
Ali here, from Pakistan. I have a dream to one day see a pollution free world, powered by clean self-sustaining energy.
Roxana Kazemi
Roxana Kazemi
I'm an environmental science and chemical engineering double major and am also passionate about the arts.
Arantza Romero Barreto
Arantza Romero Barreto
I am from Mexico City, and I graduated in Atlanta from Riverwood High School. Having experienced the health effects of smog and pollution, I have taken initiative to bring change and awareness to my community.
Wang Alice Can
Wang “Alice” Can
I am from southwest China. Passion and glass-half-full attitudes are two of my tools to get along with people, which I will also utilize during the year-long EcoRep life.

Ine Bright Chukwuemeka
Ine Bright Chukwuemeka
Hey everyone! My name is Bright and I'm from Nigeria. I plan to major in Computer Science and/or Chemical Engineering. I'm an avid exponent for Environmental Conservation and hope to promote sustainable energy worldwide.
Kelawni Hansquine
Kelawni Hansquine
I just graduated from Ravenscroft School in North Carolina. I hope to double major in Environmental Studies and Psychology and am super excited to be an EcoRep!
Dalia Schneider
Dalia Schneider
Hi! I'm really into exploring nature, going on adventures, singing and writing poetry. I hope to make many snow angels with you all this year.



Diarra Bell
Diarra Bell
I'm Diarra, I'm from Rochester, and I like plants.
Max Sheldon
Max Sheldon
Hi, I'm Max Sheldon. I'm from Easton, Massachusetts.
Tahsin Rakib Himi
Tahsin Rakib Himi
Hi, I am from Dhaka, Bangladesh, and dream to build neuron 3-D printers using sustainable products!