April Intern of the Month: Monica Aspacher!
April’s Intern of the Month is Monica Aspacher, a junior studying Environmental Studies with a concentration in Geography and Planning. Monica grew up in Luckey, where she currently lives with her Mom, sister and three dogs. After changing her major a few times, she decided on environmental studies because of her passion for the natural world Se has always been interested in science, and enjoys thinking of ways that she can make the world a better place for everyone.
As SEED’s marketing intern, Monica was responsible for updating social media sites with weekly green tips and other relevant information regarding UT’s sustainability initiatives. She is also in charge of writing weekly blogs, creating PowerPoint presentations, and expanding SEED’s network. From her internship, Monica expects to sharpen her multitasking and networking skills, enhance her ability to meet deadlines, and practice outreach techniques by spreading the word about SEED to the community.
After graduation, Monica hopes to attend graduate school for Urban Planning and work as a planner to help make communities more sustainable.
Brooke Mason is Brooke Mason, Sustainability Specialist for The University of Toledo, manages the Rocket Recycling program for over 100 buildings on three campuses with a staff of one non-student and six student employees. She is also responsible for the greenhouse gas inventory and the Climate Action Plan, which guide the University toward climate neutrality. Brooke is highly involved in sustainability education and outreach towards students including advising the Environmental Sustainability Living Learning Community, Society for Environmental Education, and UT’s Student Green Fund. She runs other student sustainability programs including Rockets Recycle: Green Tailgating, Friday Night Lights, RecycleMania, Campus Conservation Nationals, BlackoUT, and the Give & Go: Move Out program. Brooke has earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management from Bowling Green State University and is currently working on her Masters in Engineering at UT. She also sits on the Stewardship Committee for the Black Swamp Conservancy.
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