Sustainability Interns, 2013-2014


Alexis Harrison is a junior majoring in Environmental Design, pursuing a minor in Sustainability. Born in Los Angeles, California, she moved to Montgomery, AL, where she attended high school. She credits the move for introducing her to the importance of a collaborative relationship between a well-designed community and the beauty of the outdoors. After finding a passion for the design element involved in Community Planning and Landscape Architecture, Alexis discovered how important it would be to integrate sustainable behavior and practices from her field of study into her personal life. She hopes to learn more on the future of sustainability and wants to help make a difference by redeveloping communities to benefit both the residents and the environment.


Jaclyn Brass is senior majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Spanish and Sustainability. She is from Rome, Ga. but loves traveling the world and experiencing new environments and cultures. She also enjoys reading and being outdoors, especially around water. Sustainability has been a lifelong passion of hers. She believes the only possible future is a sustainable one. Therefore, she hopes to combine her public relations skills with her interest in sustainability to help spread the message of sustainability.


Sam Cartner is a Junior at Auburn studying Biosystems Engineering and Entrepreneurship. Growing up in Irondale, Alabama he gained an awesome appreciation for the outdoors while exploring Ruffner Mountain State Park throughout his childhood. After working with Reproductive Physiologist, Thane Wibbles, from the University of Alabama at Birmingham on “Biology, Conservation and Recovery Strategies for the Diamondback Terrapin in Alabama,” he realized that his efforts could make a significant difference if planned and preformed in a detailed manner. Following his work at the Shanghai Ocean University in the Winter of 2012, he reached out to take the next step in supporting a sustainable planet by joining our team. Through his current work with alternative fuels, and future work with Auburn Office of Sustainability, he hopes to work as hard as he can to advocate the equilibrium from the soil to the sun that fosters the amazing life, love, and beauty we all share.


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Taryn Wilson is a Senior majoring in Entrepreneurship & Family Business. She is from Duluth, Georgia, and enjoys spending time on the nearby Chattahoochee River. Her interests include sustainable food production and integrating sustainability into the business sector. After graduating she plans to open a sustainability consulting firm from which businesses and schools can solicit help in becoming more sustainable.


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