Meet the team behind the Reduce Single-Use Project at Eckerd:
Dr. Amy Siuda, Assistant Professor of Marine Science
Dr. Amy Siuda earned her Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography from the University of Connecticut. She specializes in a variety of aspects within the marine plankton ecology field.
Dr. Shannon Gowans, Professor of Marine Science and Biology
Dr. Shannon Gowans earned her bachelor’s degree and her Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. She focuses mainly on the evolution of social organization in cetaceans.
Professor Evan Bollier, Director of Sustainability
Professor Evan Bollier earned his Masters degree in Business Administration at University of South Florida, St Petersburg with a focus track in Management. Professor Bollier also serves as the Director of Sustainability for Eckerd College.
Skyler Paoli, Student Intern
Skyler is a senior at Eckerd College majoring in Marine Science and minoring in journalism. As an intern for this project, Skyler works to collect and analyze data, to assess project progress, and coordinate campus events.
Nicole Schaal, Student Intern
Rachel Smith, Student Intern
Rachel is a Junior at Eckerd College majoring in Marine Science with minors in Environmental Studies and Communication with particular interest in science communication. She helps plan and schedule social media posts and coordinate student volunteers. She joined the project to explore more sides of science communication and help advocate for a cleaner, healthier environment.
Elizabeth Oliver, Student Intern
Elizabeth is a junior at Eckerd College majoring in Marine Science and Spanish minoring in chemistry. As an intern for this project, Elizabeth works to support student volunteers on campus, to assess project progress, and upkeep the Break Free from Plastic Pledge.
Abby Baumgard, Student Intern
Abby is a senior at Eckerd College majoring in Marine Science and Interdisciplinary Arts. With interests in science communication and conservation ecology, Abby hopes to start a career that gives back to the environment. Abby wanted to intern on this project in order to communicate the importance of environmentally conscious living and advocate for environmentally conscious policy change.
Chloe McKenna, Class of 2023
Makayla Doran, Class of 2023
Carter Weinhofer, Class of 2023
Renee Veldman, Class of 2022
Angelina Kossoff, Class of 2021
Trish Schrank, Class of 2020