About Us


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.


Student Interns:

Renee Veldman, Student Intern

Renee is a senior at Eckerd College with a majors in Marine Science and Spanish. As an intern for this project, Renee works to collect and analyze data, to assess project progress, and coordinate social media outreach and campus events.

Makayla Doran, Student Intern

Makayla is a junior at Eckerd College majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Biology and Coastal Management. As an intern for this project, Makayla works to collect and analyze data, to assess project progress, and coordinate social media outreach and campus events.

Past Interns:

Angelina Kossoff, Class of 2021

Trish Schrank, Class of 2020

Contact Us:

Email us at: reducesingleuse@eckerd.edu

Follow us on Instagram: @eckerdreducesingleuse