Kyle Aune is a junior from Huntsville,
AL majoring in Biomedical Sciences. His biggest
interest in sustainability is how the religious
community responds to caring for the Earth.
Rafael G. Egües traces his
interest in sustainability to an article he read
as a child in Highlights magazine on the causes
and effects of acid rain. Since this early awakening,
he has had a keen interest in learning all he
could about solutions to the strains that growth
places on communities. His specific areas of interest
include the economic, technical, social, and political
implications of building and transportation system
design, of population density, and of energy production,
distribution, and consumption. He is a graduate
of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, FL
and a senior majoring in public administration
at Auburn University.
Sheena McClusky was raised in
the small country town of Bon Secour, AL, which
is about 15 minute from the beach. Being raised
in such a beautiful, natural environment and always
having lots of animals, a love for nature was
instilled in her from the very beginning. Thus,
she is now a senior in Biosystems Engineering.
Upon graduation she is planning on pursuing a
master's degree in community planning where she
will focus on the design of sustainable communities.
Kate Simpson is a senior, from
Auburn, Alabama, majoring in Electrical Engineering
and Wireless Hardware Engineering. Kate's main
interest is in the energy field, and would like
attend graduate school for sustainable engineering.
In the future, she hopes to work on developing
alternative and sustainable energy sources, while
also working to educate the public about sustainability
issues. Kate loves to cook, read, knit, bike,
and do just about anything outside.
William Warren is a junior in
Chemical Engineering. He is from Atlanta, Georgia.
He has been interested in environmentalism and
sustainability since his freshmen year of college.
He has a passion for engineering and sustainable
technology. His plans for the future are to help
solve our energy crisis.
David Chunn is a senior at Auburn
University. He is studying History and is working
on a minor in Political Science. He grew up in
Decatur, Alabama. Apart from his internship with
the AU Sustainability Initiative, he is involved
with Alabama Water Watch and is a member of Alpha
Kappa Psi Business Fraternity. After graduating
from Auburn University in December 2008, his goals
are to attend graduate school and earn a Masters
in Community Planning and to begin a career involved
in community sustainability.
Carrie Kilpatrick is a junior
in Psychology. She hails from Hoover, AL and enjoys
sewing, art, and other crafty adventures. She
is also an avid outdoors woman who has always
been interested and participated in making the
environment a healthier place for everyone to
live. In sustainability she has always focused
on ways the individual can make a difference in
their daily lives in order to reduce our impact
on the planet.
Alexander Pfeiffenberger was
born in Germany - but has spent the majority of
his life in Mobile, Alabama. It wasn't until coming
to Auburn that he found out that the environmental
awareness that he has come to know in Germany
- and felt was lacking in the states - was gaining
ground under the umbrella term sustainability.
Currently pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering
in the hopes of developing technology for developing
nations - Alexander is captivated by the power
of technology in assisting people to live more
productive and efficient lives. In his spare time
Alexander is known to engage in such bourgeois
hobbies as mountain biking, photography and blogging
- but ultimately he still hopes to play at least
a small part in changing the world for the better.
Emily Vollers is a junior from
Madison, AL, majoring in International Business,
with concentrations in French and Economics. Her
interest in sustainability began in 2006 when
she returned from a year of studying abroad in
Denmark. She realized how Danes, as a whole, better
employ sustainable practices in their daily lives
than Americans do. Her interest in sustainability
lies in discovering and promoting ways that individuals
and businesses alike can lessen their impact on