Sustainability Interns, 2010-2011


Aaron Holly is a senior from Rome, Georgia majoring in Philosophy with a concentration in Religious Studies and a minor in German. He first became aware of sustainability through his time working as a Resident Assistant and participating in the Sustain-a-Bowl. He is interested the relationship between Christianity and the environment, and would like to research the theological foundations for an environmental ethic. Aaron enjoys reading, running, and being active.


Hannah Shivas is a senior from Nashville, TN who is majoring in Building Science.She first became interested in sustainability when she visited a small town in Tennessee that was devastated by copper mining. While she was there, she was amazed at the fact that the town was so destroyed that not even one tree could grow. Her main interests in sustainability are educating others about sustainability and discovering new ways to minimize her negative impacts on the environment. In her spare time, Hannah loves cooking, listening to music, and reading.


Rachel Preuit is a 3rd year Industrial Design student with a minor in Sustainability from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. After studying abroad in Ireland, Scotland and England she realized European lifestyles were much more sustainable than Americans. She recently completed a course with the National Outdoor Leadership School where she backpacked in Wyoming and learned many skills that could be applied to our everyday lives to make them more sustainable. Her main interests in sustainability are helping individuals reduce their footprint and sustainable product design.


Scott Russell is a senior in Environmental Science and hails from Hoover, Alabama. Scott has always had a deep love and appreciation for nature. This love led to his interest in the interactions between humans and the natural environment. In his time at Auburn, Scott has become particularly concerned with soil quality, sustainable soil manage ment, and remediation. He hopes to go to graduate school for soil conservation and pursue a career in land use and soil remediation in developing countries.


Will Olson is from Marietta, Georgia and is a senior in Chemical Engineering with minors in Spanish and Sustainability. Will’s main interest is in alternative energy. In the future he wants to work in alternative energy and educate others about promoting sustainability. In his free time, Will likes to cook, read, and do just about anything outdoors.