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Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College
Academic Building 255 (Second Floor)
1607 Robinson Rd.
Grand Rapids. MI 49506
Director of Sustainability
Ms. Jessica B. Eimer
Office Location: Academic Building, Rm 255
Ms. Alex Clay
Alex Clay is a senior at Aquinas pursuing a major in Sustainable Business and a minor in Communications. She grew up in Sparta, MI and attended Sparta High school. Sustainability has become a lifestyle for Alex over the years, and she is especially passionate about issues related to public health, and awareness about toxicity of everyday household and personal care products. As the climate and metrics intern, Alex is responsible for preparing tasks related to the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment. These tasks include but are not limited to: the college's progress report, refining several data tracking systems, and assisting in collecting information for AASHE STARS. Outside of the Center, Alex enjoys yoga, traveling, and anything outdoors. She loves kayaking, hunting, hiking, and spending time with her cat Chester.
Ms. Alyssa Moritz
Alyssa is in her junior year at Aquinas College majoring in Sustainable Business and minoring in Women's Studies. Her interest in sustainable business stems from her passion to live a healthy lifestyle and consume products that are not harmful. Alyssa grew up on the east side of the state in Brownstown, MI. She attended Wood Haven High School where she enjoyed playing volleyball and participating in the marching band.
Today, her interests include yoga, music, gardening, and reading. At the Center for Sustainability, Alyssa is responsible for a variety of tasks, including but not limited to, website editing, zero waste training, and various day-to-day operations.
Mr. David Paquet
David Paquet is a junior at Aquinas College and is a student worker at the Center for Sustainability. Before he attended Aquinas, he grew up in Cadillac, Michigan and graduated from Cadillac High. Currently, David is pursuing a major in Sustainable Business and has a passion for water issues and sustainable energy sources. When he is not studying, or working at the Center for Sustainability, David enjoys a variety of activities such as hunting, biking, and watching college sports and the Detroit Tigers. Aat the Center for Sustainability, David is responsible for the maintenance of websites, education on the Zero-Waste initiative, and the day-to-day tasks at the Center.
Ms. Elizabeth Sensing
The Work-Study student is involved in the daily tasks of the Center for Sustainability, including maintenance of several websites. Additional duties include correspondence for the Center for Sustainability, S3 Club planning assistance, conference/event planning, and special projects. Elizabeth is a sophomore at AQ studying sustainable business because sustainability matches her passion for a clean and healthy environment and social good. Along with her studies, she is involved in AQ's Habitat for Humanity campus chapter as well as the Social Action Committee. She loves to travel and serve, and has found AQ's Service-Learning trips to be a wonderful avenue for exploring those interests.
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