Team Spotlight

Recycling Staff Employees

Name: Robin Poley
Year: Sophomore-ish
Major: Religious Studies & History
Home: Aurora, CO
Where are you going? Places!
Environmental Issue: Sustainable Food
Passion: Jain philosophy (/Diana Ross)
Miniaturized Animal: A tiny-er miniature poodle
Movie: Mahogany!
Outdoor Activity: Sitting in grass
Music: Björk-esque?
Travel Desires: Sri Lanka 
Name: Christian Rivas
Year: Junior
Major: Biophysics
Home: Westminster, CO
Where are you going? The final frontier
Environmental Issue: Renewable energy
Passion: Computer games
Miniaturized Animal: Honey badger
Movie: Kingpin
Outdoor Activity: Swimming
Music: Hip-Hop
Travel Desires: Barcelona, Spain
Name: Beth White
Year: Junior
Major: Broadcast Journalism
Home: Arlington, TX
Where are you going? Forward (hopefully)
Environmental Issue: Recyling
Passion: Anime
Miniaturized Animal: Tiger
Movie: Kiki’s Delivery Service
Outdoor Activity: Swimming
Music: Classic rock
Travel Desires: Japan
Name: Marguerite (Maggie) Behringen
Year: Sophomore
Major: EBIO & Environmental Studies
Home: New Castle, DE
Where are you going? Forward
Environmental Issue: Composting & sustainable farming
Passion: Giving out good vibes and the outdoors
Miniaturized Animal: Lion
Movie: Spaceballs, The Lion King, & The Usual Suspects
Outdoor Activity: Hiking, laying, swimming, & reading
Music: Hip-Hop & soft rock
Travel Desires: Atlantis…or India
Name: Caroline Thomoff
Year: Senior
Major: Psychology and Sociology
Home: Evergreen, CO
Where are you going? I'm not sure
Environmental Issue: Water Issues
Passion: People
Miniaturized Animal: Monkey
Movie: Finding Nemo
Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Music: Pretty Lights, Thomas Jack, Griz
Travel Desires: Europe, South Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Japan
Name: Natalie Haas    
Year: Senior      
Major: Psych
Home: Milwaukee, WI
Where are you going? Places
Environmental Issue: The drought in California 
Passion: Gettin’ money   
Miniaturized Animal: Elephant
Movie: Fight Club
Outdoor Activity: Snowboarding
Music: down for whatever
Travel Desires: Anywhere and everywhere
Name: Haley McGinty
Year: Junior
Major: Psychology
Home: Fairfield, CT
Where are you going? To the top
Environmental Issue: Global Warming
Passion: Animals
Miniaturized Animal: Camel
Movie: The Basketball Diaries
Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Travel Desires: KANSAS
Name: Ahnika Littlefield
Year: Sophomore
Major: Environmental Studies/Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Home: Westminster, CO
Where are you going? Places?
Environmental Issue: Genetic Modification 
Passion: Vintage Cameras and good tunes
Miniaturized Animal: Giraffe
Movie: Labrinth
Outdoor Activity: Anything and everything! 
Music: Anywhere from alternative to country. I’m not picky!
Travel Desires: As many places as I can possibly go

Name: Hannah Smith
Year: Senior
Major: Environmental Studies & Studio Art; Minor in Biology
Home: Telluride, CO
Where are you going? Following the snow!
Environmental Issue: Recycling! and natural resource use.
Passion: Learning hydrology, painting, sculpture, skiing... Too many to list!
Miniaturized Animal: A polar bear.
Movie: Fern Gully
Outdoor Activity: Skiing
Music: Depends on the day.
Travel Desires: Antarctica
Name: Rachel Joseph
Year: Junior
Major: Film
Home: Parker, CO
Where are you going? Hopefully somewhere warm!
Environmental Issue: Environmental justice... and recycling, of course!
Passion: Watching films, tea, my dogs, and sushi.
Miniaturized Animal: Elephants.
Movie: The Fall, Amadeus, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Godfather... I have too many.
Outdoor Activity: Tubing!
Music: Musical showtunes...
Travel Desires: I'd love to go back to Switzerland
Name: Curtis Beutler
Year: Junior
Major: Environmental Studies
Home: Montrose, CO
Where are you going? Tensleep
Environmental Issue: Reuse & Transportation
Passion: Kendama
Miniaturized Animal: A huge hog
Movie: Smoke Signals
Outdoor Activity: Rock climbing, back-country skiing, & stand up paddle boarding
Music: Jam
Travel Desires: Du Verdon Gorge, France
Name: Larry Gumina
Year: Freshman
Major: Environmental Studies
Home: The Jersey Shore!
Where are you going? To explore wherever I can
Environmental Issue: Global Climate Change
Passion: Sustainability and helping to create a healthier planet
Miniaturized Animal: A polar bear!
Movie: Troy
Outdoor Activity: Surfing
Music: Rock n' Roll!!
Travel Desires: Peru
Name: Rosie Brigg
Year: Freshman
Major: Environmental Studies & Spanish
Home: Boulder
Where are you going? Wherever life takes me!
Environmental Issue: Probably disposable water bottles
Passion: Frolicking through the mountains and unplugging appliances when noone is looking
Miniaturized Animal: Probably my grandpa because that's the only way he could be any cuter
Movie: The Sound of Music
Outdoor Activity: Baseball and hiking through the flatties
Music: Almost anything made before I was born
Travel Desires: Bali

Name: Zach Nadiak
Year: Junior
Major: EBIO & Environmental Studies
Home: Montrose, CO
Where are you going? Somewhere rad
Environmental Issue: The idea of “less stuff”
Passion: Having fun
Miniaturized Animal: Lynx
Movie: 180 Degrees South
Outdoor Activity: Skiing/rock climbing
Music: Eric Church
Travel Desires: Southern part of Argentina/Chile
Name: Kelsey Myers
Year: Junior
Major: Environmental Studies
Home: Erie, Pennsylvania
Where are you going? San Francisco, California
Environmental Issue: Organic farming
Passion: Pizza, flowers, porch talks
Miniaturized Animal: Panda
Movie: Into the Wild
Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Music: Folkly/bluegrass/jam bands
Travel Desires: Greece 

Name: Anissha Raju
Year: Sophomore
Major: Geology
Home: Malaysia
Where are you going? Let the destiny do its job
Environmental Issue: Composting!
Passion: Exploring the world
Miniaturized Animal: Elephant
Outdoor Activity: Hiking
Music: Pop
Travel Desires: Antarctica 
Name: Ashwin N. Barve
Year: First-year Graduate
Major: Telecommunications Engineering
Home: Pune, India
Where are you going? Towards my ultimate goal in life
Environmental Issue: Population Explosion
Passion: Sports
Miniaturized Animal: Tiger
Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
Outdoor Activity: Playing Soccer
Music: Hip-Hop, Oldies
Travel Desires: Netherlands
Name: Pamela Sena
Year: Junior
Major: Integrative Physiology
Home: Littleton, CO
Where are you going? I want to be a nurse
Environmental Issue: Landfill Pollution
Passion: Helping People and the Environment
Miniaturized Animal: elephant
Movie: Toy Story
Outdoor Activity: Soccer and Hiking
Music: Alternative, Indie, Classic Rock
Travel Desires: Spain and Australia
Name: Christian Rivas
Year: Junior
Major: Biophysics
Home: Westminster, CO
Where are you going? The final frontier
Environmental Issue: Renewable energy
Passion: Computer games
Miniaturized Animal: Honey badger
Movie: Kingpin
Outdoor Activity: Swimming
Music: Hip-Hop
Travel Desires: Barcelona, Spain
Name: Ryan Martin
Year: Senior
Major: Biology
Home: Centennial
Environmental Issue: Environmental Education
Passion: To enjoy the time
Miniaturized Animal: Duck
Movie: The Big Lebowski
Outdoor Activity: Rock Climb/Bike
Music: Bluegrass
Travel Desires: Everywhere