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Current Sustainability Ambassadors

What makes the Office of Sustainability great? Interns! Hear what students have to say about their experience in the Sustainability Ambassador program at Cal State East Bay. To learn more about earning a paid, year-long internship with the Office of Sustainability, visit our “Paid Internships” page.


Robyn Perry

“I’m Robyn Perry and this is my fourth year at Cal State East Bay. My major is History, and I am on the SustainEastBay Team and Officer at the same Student Club.  

Our goal is to have sustainability and environmentalism reach out beyond the confines of the Office of Sustainability and administrators to the larger campus community including students, faculty, and staff via events, workshops, and general student engagement and activism.

My favorite part about my four-year Sustainability Ambassadorship (SA) has been the relationships that have been created throughout my time as an SA. Many of the individuals I have worked with are not just co-workers, but are dear friends of mine, and I have met many of my best friends through this program.”


Sandra Torres

I’m Sandra Torres and my majors are Computer Science and Mathematics. Sustainability became my lifestyle after transitioning from Addison, IL, to California. The difference between cultures from environmentally conscious to water conservation sparked my attention.

As part of the Sustainability Ambassador program I learned the importance of the triple waste stream - compost, recycle, and landfill. Cal State East Bay has provided resources and bins to residence halls which has led to more consciousness around campus.

I continue to influence my peers with Zero Waste guidance and you can always find me at the dining commons giving information about waste impact to our ecosystems and lifestyle.

What I enjoy about the program is how I grew in my professional development.”


Patrick Murphy

"My name is Patrick Murphy, and I'm a fourth year Environmental Science major working with the CSUEB Zero Waste Team.

Sustainability is important to me because I want to leave behind a better world for the generations that come after us. I think promoting concepts like environmental stewardship and life-cycle assessment are hugely important for getting people to understand their impact on the environment.

I'm working to make sustainability second nature at our Residence Halls on campus, and to promote simple and easy ways for our off campus students to lessen their environmental footprints as well.

I've really enjoyed working with the Sustainability Department. Being able to connect and speak with people who have a similar goal has been great. I'm very happy to be part of a dedicated team like ours."
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