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:

Chloe McKenna, Student Intern

Chloe is a senior at Eckerd College majoring in Environmental Studies and Animal Studies and minoring in Political Science. As an intern for this project, Chloe works to coordinate social media outreach, plan community and campus events, and building support for an innovative technological application to refuse single-use plastics.

Nicole Schaal, Student Intern

Nicole is a junior at Eckerd College majoring in Marine Science and Environmental Studies with a minor in math. As an intern for this project, Nicole works to coordinate social media outreach, plan community and campus events, and building support for an innovative technological application to refuse single-use plastics.

Skyler Paoli, Student Intern

Skyler is a sophomore 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.


Makayla Doran, Student Intern

Makayla is a senior 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.


Carter Weinhofer, Student Intern

Carter is a senior at Eckerd College majoring in environmental studies and Spanish with a minor in journalism. He works to coordinate social media outreach, plan community and campus events, and building support for an innovative technological application to refuse single-use plastics.


Past Interns:

Renee Veldman, Class of 2022

Angelina Kossoff, Class of 2021

Trish Schrank, Class of 2020

Contact Us:

Email us at: reducesingleuse@eckerd.edu

Follow us on Instagram: @eckerdreducesingleuse