Resilient Sustainability Community Fellows

Resilient Sustainability Community Fellows

Project Leads: Teresa Yu, Sharon Daraphohndeth, Samantha Lubow, Kira Stoll

Sponsor: SERC, RSSP, OS

TGIF Grant: $46,893.00

Project Theme: Education, Outreach, and Behavior Change

2020 Application

Project Description: This Spring, the COVID- 19 global pandemic has radically shifted seniors’ last semesters at UC Berkeley and will most likely affect the career opportunities and job availability after graduation in the sustainability community. This project hopes to provide up to seven (7) post-baccalaureate fellowships; with priority given to graduating seniors, but all students who may have been impacted by COVID-19 will be eligible. These fellowships will offer graduating seniors the ability to continue their environmental work on campus for three additional months and to advance a variety of important sustainability initiatives across campus. In a joint partnership, fellows would be advised by sustainability leadership in the Office of Sustainability, Residential Student Service Programs (RSSP), and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC).

Goals: Our goal is two-fold: to provide graduating seniors/current students with defined and supported leadership positions to continue their sustainability work, and to serve as a pilot model for UC Berkeley sustainability in years to come, where cross-collaboration between departments will be necessary and vital to ensure that the campus continues to meet its sustainability goals and remains an innovative leader in sustainability in higher education.