Andrea Michelle Jumes, ’15
Hannah Louise Gelle, ’15
Hey everyone, my name is Hannah Louise Gelle, and I’m from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I am a French major with an Environmental Studies concentration, and I love taking History and American Studies courses, too. Hurray for Liberal Arts! I am also quite involved in the Environmental Coalition, I play Ultimate Frisbee, and I sing in the Gospel Choir. My favorite outdoor activity is WAY too hard to choose. Playing camp games, Frisbee, hammock-laying, swimming, running, gardening, sunrise-watching… the list goes on and on, but I guess camping in the Boundary Waters is probably number one. Nothing beats canoeing up there. As for my favorite thing to reuse, it is definitely leftovers. I love making fun food creations so that I never have to waste more scraps than I have to!
Joseph (Joey) Romness, ’16
Kelly Aranchia Meza Prado, ’16
Hola! I am Kelly and I am a Junior. Being from the highlands of Peru, my exposure to adventure sports happened very early in my life in the forms of hiking and rappelling trips. Yet, it was not until I hit the Canadian west coast for boarding school that I began embracing my interest in environmental matters. As a sailor there, I thought I would become some sort of marine scientist. However, in my gap year, working with indigenous people and Bolivian communities I understood that it was Sustainable Development that I wanted to pursue. In my time at St. Olaf I continue doing sports as I run in the cross country team. I also have been able to implement my own project in relation to greenhouses as an adaptation strategy for climate change thanks to the Davis Project for Peace Grant. This is my second year being part of the SustainAbilities team. If anything above interests you, feel free to approach me wherever you see me!
Serena May Calcagno, ’17
Hey Oles! My name is Serena and I am delighted to be a SustainAbilities Representative this year! I am a biology major (and possible computer science double major and/or Chinese concentrator) from Santa Cruz, California. When I’m not working with SustainAbilities, I can be found lindy hopping with Swing Club, vice-presiding over the Hill-Kitt Hall council, or singing with Cantorei. My favorite outdoor activity is paddle-boarding on the cold, clear water of Lake Tahoe as the sun rises, but I also love hiking in the redwood forest. I love to give new life to odds and ends like old toy trucks and plastic soda bottles by using them as planters for my deck garden at home!
Ross Nevin, ’17
Hey, I’m Ross! I’m undecided on my major right now though trending towards Economics and Political Science. You may know me as the long curly haired guy who keeps his hair in a weird tube thing. You can find me around campus playing cello in the Philharmonia, skying people on the ultimate frisbee field, and forging a new future for America in our SGA Senate. I’m also an Eagle Scout and my favorite outdoor experience has been watching the sunrise form the peach of the Tooth of Time at Philmont Scout Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains. My favorite thing to recycle is a crushed up soda cap because it is just the right size and weight to shoot into the recycling basket across the room as you shout “Kobe”.