uab sustaining student ambassadors logoIf you would like to connect with a diverse group of environmentally-minded students and learn more about sustainability, apply to become a Student Sustainability Ambassador!

The goal of the ambassador program is to bring students from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives together to create a dynamic team working to deepen the culture of sustainability at UAB. Student applicants must have an interest in practicing and promoting sustainable living and engagement, and be willing to serve as the sustainability resource person for their sub-community at UAB. Sustainability Ambassadors will participate in educational workshops about environmental, social, and economic sustainability and will receive guidance and support in their efforts to engage the greater university community.


Available Positions

  • Applicants will be selected for a full academic year
  • Ambassadors will comprise of students from the following units: College of Arts and Sciences, Collat School of Business, Honors College, School of Education, School of Engineering, School of Health Professions, School of Nursing, School of Public Health, Resident Halls, UAB Athletics, UAB Graduate Schools, and all residence halls.

Benefits

  • Innovative training on theoretical and practical sustainability challenges and opportunities at local, regional, national, and global levels
  • Collaborative experiences with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff
  • A stipend disbursed to the student's account.

Training

Students will attend monthly training sessions beginning in October. Each session will focus on a different theme that will strengthen participants’ understanding of sustainability and how they can participate in UAB’s sustainability initiatives. The trainings will cover a wide range of topics, including workshops with community experts specializing on themes presented. Monthly meetings will take place from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. CST.

Application Requirements

Representatives must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UAB, live in the residence hall, or participate as a member of an athletic team

Duties

All program participants will:

  • Serve as an Ambassador for one Academic year, October to April
  • Attend at least 6 out of the 7 total training sessions
  • Participate in a sustainability event for Earth Month in April via registered student organization(s)
  • Cultivate relationships with leadership and communications staff within their UAB unit

How to Apply

2019-2020 Student Ambassadors

  • Alexis Cargile

    Department/Unit:
    School of Public Health

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  • Alice Kim

    Department/Unit:
    Honors College

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  • Ashling Landers

    Department/Unit:
    Blazer Hall

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  • Banks Stamp

    Department/Unit:
    Honors College

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  • Atharva Vyawahare

    Department/Unit:
    School of Engineering

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  • Caitlin Holt

    Department/Unit:
    College of Arts and Sciences

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  • Faris Haque

    Department/Unit:
    Blazer Hall

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  • Jane Nail

    Department/Unit:
    Collat School of Business

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  • Jason Needham

    Department/Unit:
    PhD/Graduate Representative

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  • Joshua Hamilton

    Department/Unit:
    Collat School of Business

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  • Karishma Parbhoo

    Department/Unit:
    Blount Hall

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  • Lauren Townley

    Department/Unit:
    School of Engineering

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  • Matthew Odendahl

    Department/Unit:
    School of Public Health

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  • Sabrina Heiser

    Department/Unit:
    PhD/Graduate Representative

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  • Sethu Kollikkara Das

    Department/Unit:
    Graduate School

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  • Laura Quattrochi

    Department/Unit:
    Graduate School

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  • Carmen Ross

    Department/Unit:
    UAB Athletics

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  • Maizi Ard

    Department/Unit:
    Blount Hall

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  • Briana Scott

    Department/Unit:
    College of Arts and Sciences

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  • Zach Eagen

    Department/Unit:
    School of Health Professions

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  • Ryan Gillespie

    Department/Unit:
    Camp Hall

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  • Ben Grammer

    Department/Unit:
    New Freshman Hall

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  • Anu Makinde

    Department/Unit:
    Rast Hall

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