Meet Your Student LEAF Representatives
Zak is a senior majoring in Earth Science education with a minor in environmental studies. Zak grew up in a small town near Greeley, where he found a deep appreciation for the natural world. Over the summer, Zak spent his time teaching english and adventuring through Southeast Asia. In his free time, Zak enjoys traveling, hiking, golfing, snowboarding, and studying our planet. Zak’s major interests are astronomy, geology, and environmental studies. This is his first year as President, and second year as a member of Student LEAF and is very excited for the opportunities for the organization.
Max is a Journalism and Strategic Communication Major in his junior year here at UNC. He is from Highland Maryland located midway between Washington DC and Baltimore. Max enjoys participating in and grew up playing sports like Lacrosse and used to participate in division three athletics. He also enjoys sports like football, hockey, basketball, etc. When he’s not playing sports Max enjoy hiking, snowboarding, writing, and playing video games. He is extremely Excited to join this organization full of energy and ideas, and even more excited to expand the LEAF community. Max seeks to not only spread the word of Student LEAF but to engrain sustainability into our campus culture. Go UNC. Go Bears.
Emmy is a second year environmental studies major and a first year committee member serving the position of grant coordinator. Emmy also plans to double major in communications and minor in economics. Her life goal is to flip the world of business on its head by helping large corporations convert to sustainable business practices. Emmy Scott was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona but fell in love with Colorado. Now she is focused on her school work, Student LEAF and is president of another UNC club called Earth Guardians (they are environmental activist who plan educational/ exciting events on campus and in the community). You might catch Emmy on campus hand feeding the squirrels (even though she knows she shouldn’t) or at an Earth Guardians event rallying for environmental justice, either way feel free to approach her with any question or concerns about the clubs/environment or just to say hi!
Anatoly is majoring in Environmental and Sustainability with a minor in Biological Sciences. He will be entering his 4th year here at UNC, and looks forward to expanding his academic and social circle this year. After UNC, Anatoly plans to work and attend graduate school for environmental toxicology. He takes great interest is cancer biology, toxins, and general environmental degradation. Anatoly is an adoptee from Moscow Russia, currently living in Frederick, Colorado. He looks forward to contributing and working with staff, students, and organizations to make our campus more sustainable.
lydia Van Es
Lydia is a sophomore Early Childhood Education major with a minor in American Sign Language. They were born and raised in Thornton, CO and grew up with a deep appreciation for nature. Lydia is also involved with the Residence Hall Association and the National Residence Hall Honorary where they advocate for more sustainable housing practices. When they’re not stressing about school Lydia enjoys hiking, kayaking, and camping as well as playing cello, piano or ukulele. Lydia is a first year member of Student LEAF and is looking forward to spreading the message of sustainability across campus, as well as the larger community of Greeley and Colorado.
Trenton is a 5th year student with a double major in Psychology and Biology. The oldest of three, Trenton cares deeply about the environment and all she does for us. This led him to Student LEAF as one of the many organizations that brings education to students revolving around sustainability. He has a passion for sustainability and wants to bring awareness to all about how to take care of our planet. Trenton wants to bring information to the students and the community about sustainability and change UNC at the same time.
Green Team Coordinator
Joelle is a junior majoring in Biology (Ecology and Evolution) and minoring in Environmental Sustainability Studies. She has always loved all wildlife but after seeing the Free Willy series marine life became her favorite. She hopes to work in the fields of wildlife and conservation biology, in and outside of her hometown of Denver, Colorado. She also wants to be a professor while coordinating with zoos and aquariums to help make the trade industry more sustainable. This is Joelle’s first year with Student LEAF and she looks forward to more time as the Green Team Coordinator.
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Assistant Vice President, Facilities Management