In 2016, the students of all three institutions on the Auraria Campus voted overwhelming in favor of permanently funding the Auraria Sustainable Campus Program, thereby establishing the ASCP as the driving force behind campus-wide sustainability efforts!

The ASCP is a student-fee funded program working on behalf of all three institutions on the Auraria campus. We have two full-time employees and a handful of part time student employees that make our work here possible. Check out the bios below to learn who is working behind the scenes.

Sustainability Officer


Chris's role is to facilitate programs and projects that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, conserve water, encourage alternative forms of transportation, create educational opportunities for the student body, and otherwise conserve our resources. Chris work's with student groups and individuals that have ideas on how we can make the Auraria Campus more sustainable. 


Sustainability Coordinator


While Jackie works on projects across all seven pillars, she focuses heavily on education and outreach efforts and oversees the ASCP's student staff. Jackie's vision is to "connect the dots" across campus and empower a cohesive, powerful and celebrated coalition of change makers working within all pockets of Auraria.  She manages the volunteer Eco-Rep program and is hoping to develop a faculty/staff advisory coalition in the near future. A native of Amherst, Massachusetts, Jackie has a background in energy management and urban planning and loves living next to the grandeur of the beautiful Rocky Mountains!​ Jackie served as the Graduate Assistant at the ASCP before coming on full time in this role in 2019. 

Student Ambassador


Phoebe is currently a graduate student at UC Denver obtaining a dual masters in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning. Her desire to build more sustainable systems through policy and plants has brought her to Denver to explore how to make our cities current growth more ecologically sound. She is passionate about biophilic design, living architecture, and enjoying the outdoors of Colorado. She currently assists in Digital Marketing & Design for ASCP.

Student Ambassador


Cassy is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in Human Geography with a concentration in Sustainability. She is a Colorado native who loves snowboarding, watching live music, and traveling the world. Cassy has also spent much time performing service learning through volunteering locally and abroad. Through this she has experienced a variety of cultures and has found inspiration in exploring different perspectives. She works to employ a global consciousness and foster synergy between social and environmental justice. Currently, Cassy assists office and events efforts at the ASCP aimed to reduce consumption, perform proper waste management, and engage the community in gardening.

Student Ambassador


Lydia is a senior at CU Denver obtaining her B.S. in Public Health and a minor in Leadership Studies. She hopes to bring a sustainability perspective to improving health care access in rural populations and refugee areas around the world. She is passionate about improving quality of life in all ways for those in developing parts of the world and building an ecologically friendly system that will preserve the earth for generations to come. Lydia’s work at the ASCP involves promoting education about waste management and working with waste sorting efforts on campus.

Student Ambassador


Jake is a freshman at Metropolitan State University of Denver studying Environmental Science. His goal is to go on and get a double degree. One as a Masters of Environmental and Earth Resources Management and the other as a JD (juris doctor) in Environmental Law. Within  the ASCP, he is a zero waste specialist tasked with increasing our waste diversion to the goal of 35% by 2022. He loves to scuba dive, hike, and go on adventures. He's passionate about making the campus more sustainable and environmentally friendly, as well as reducing our anthropogenic effects on the environment.

With a long history of successful projects, we will continue to focus on high-impact proposals that bring significant benefit to the environment, students, and campus.




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