University of Vermont

The RSENR Stewards Program

RSENR Stewards We are a group of Rubenstein School students who strive to build a stronger Rubenstein community by welcoming all students, supporting undergrads throughout their years here, and preparing them to graduate.

We work with the Dean's Office, local Burlington high schools, and with prospective students.
We support the student community via peer advising, community building events, and sustainable initiatives.
We help to prepare undergrads for graduation through internship promotion, resume building, and more.

Come and chat with us in Room 219 Aiken Center! See our hours listed below. You're also welcome to email us at :

Jacqui CardozaJacqueline Cardoza, Senior Environmental Studies Major
Hello! My name is Jacqueline Cardoza and am returning for my third year as a steward. I am studying environmental studies with a self defined concentration titled Environmental Health Justice. I am originally from Connecticut but have come to call Burlington my home and it has a lot to do with the UVM community. I am in the Women's Club Soccer team, am a tour guide, am an Outing Club Leader, work in the Park Studies Lab, worked as an orientation leader, and am starting a new club on campus that is a branch of the nonprofit organization Partners In Health. My inspiration to start this club has come from my study abroad experience in Kenya exploring public health issues within an indigenous community. I hope to share my new knowledge of international public health issues by spreading awareness of human rights to our campus. Stop in during my office hours to hear more about my study abroad experience, get academic help, or to just say hi. I'd love to chat with you. Tuesday 10-11:30 and 1-2:30, Thursday 1-2

Jess MailhotJess Mailhot, Senior Environmental Sciences Major
Hey there! I’m Jess. I’m an Environmental Science major & GST minor. I spent a summer researching bird nest behavior for my second REU. I am also an event coordinator in the Wildlife and Fisheries Society, a Writing Center Tutor, and in the Honors College. I love to keep busy with baking, drawing, writing, rock climbing, and sniffing out adventure. My favorite favorites: Owls, chocolate & mint, snow, and riddles. Stop by anytime or shoot me an email! Tuesday/Thursday 8:45-9:45, Wednesday 10-12

Katie StonerKatie Stoner, Senior Wildlife & Fisheries Biology and Natural Resources Major
Hello again Rubenstein Community!  My name is Katie Stoner, and I am majoring in Wildlife Biology and Natural Resource Ecology.  I grew up in Portland, Oregon and came to Vermont to study the environment.  I recently returned from a summer working as a Natural Resource Technician Intern for the USDA Forest Service and a fall participating in Northwest Connections’ Landscape and Livelihood field semester.  I am excited to get back to work as a Steward this semester and offer everyone plenty of professional development workshops and advice.  Please come see me during my office hours with any questions, or just to chat!  I can also be reached by email at:  I’m looking forward to a fantastic spring! Please contact me via email for hours.

Laurel MartinezLaurel Martinez, Junior Environmental Sciences Major
Hello, Rubenstein School! I’m Laurel Martinez, an Environmental Sciencse major with a special interest in biology. I’m from Maryland, just outside of DC, but I’ve also lived in Florida and New Mexico. Some of my interests include fine arts, hiking, botany, writing, and science. I’m excited to be a part of this community and look forward to helping students along their college journey. Feel free to contact me. Currently studying abroad.

B FreasB Freas, Junior Parks, Recreation and Tourism Major
Howdy all. My name is B, and I'm a Parks, Recreation and Tourism major. In addition, I'm pursuing a minor in Spanish, and am currently fluent in the language. In my free time, I like climbing trees, writing poems, challenging societal norms, and appreciating puns. On campus I'm involved in residential life as an RA, I'm a part of the 2014 Translating Identities Conference committee, and I'm a full time student. Monday 1:30-3:30, Friday 11-1

James BiddleJames Biddle, Junior Forestry Major
Hey! My name is James Biddle, and I come from the sailing town of Annapolis, MD. I am majoring in Forestry and minoring in Geospatial Technologies (aka GIS). I felt that it was really important to let folks in the Rubenstein School know about the great opportunities in store, and how to take advantage of them. I currently help lead the Vermont Students for Environmental Protection, coordinate community efforts with on-campus trees, apprentice leading Outing Club trips, am active on the Varsity Crew team, and facilitate UVM meditation groups. I love music and going to shows and am really into hiking and backcountry skiing (pray for pow this winter!). Stop by to chat, ask questions, talk music, or learn about the sweet experiences you can have with the Rubenstein School community. Monday 10:30-12, Friday 10:30-1

Katlyn WilliardKatlyn Williard, Junior Forestry Major
Hi there! I'm Katlyn, a Forestry and Natural Resources Ecology major here in Rubenstein. I'm originally from Blacksburg, Virginia, but I'm so happy to call Vermont my home away from home. When I'm not spending quality time with trees, I love geocaching, campfires, and romping around the woods with friends. One day, I'd love to work for the US Forest Service and hopefully visit all fifty states by the time I'm fifty. If you want to chat or have questions about anything, be sure to come to my office hours and/or email me. Cheers! Currently studying abroad.

Eva FaberEva Faber, Junior Environmental Sciences Major
Hello! I'm Eva, and I'm an Environmental Sciences major in Rubenstein with a concentration in Ecological Design. I was born and raised on Martha's Vineyard and I'm proud to call myself an "Islander." I'm most interested in learning about how ecosystems work and how to design ecosystems that meet human needs and reduce our impact on the environment. In the past I've done conservation work aimed at protecting endangered shorebirds and studied other species on the Island. I'm also an avid gardener, hiker, and enthusiastic about all things outdoors. Feel free to reach out to me by email or stop by my office hours anytime! Tuesday 11-1, Thursday 1:30-3:30

Lucas BeckLucas Beck, Sophomore Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Major
Hello Rubenstein! My name is Lucas Beck. I was born in Maryland just outside of D.C., but I have lived overseas as well. I am studying wildlife biology and want to work in large carnivore conservation. I really enjoy hiking, fishing and skiing. Looking forward to seeing you all around Aiken! Monday 9:30-11:30, Wednesday 10-12

Bayla FisherBayla Fisher, Sophomore Environmental Sciences Major
Hey! My name is Bayla Fisher. I am an Environmental Sciences major with a double minor in Geospatial Technologies and Chemistry. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. My interests are photography, knitting, comedy, and star gazing. I am involved in UPB, the ALANA community and a RA. I am super excited to be part of this community! Feel free to visit or send me an email! Thursday 11:30-3:30

Kristen SwitzerKristen Switzer, Sophomore Environmental Sciences Major
Hi everyone! My name is Kristen Switzer and I am an Environmental Sciencse major here in Rubenstein, as well as an Honors College student. I’m a native Vermonter and love every season that comes with this state. I enjoy swimming in Vermont’s countless lakes and ponds during the hot weather and skiing down mountains in the cold. I spent my summer collecting water samples and processing data for the United States Department of Agriculture through the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District. Please feel free to stop by during office hours or contact me with any questions. Monday 10:45-11:45 and 1-2, Wednesday/Friday 10:45-11:45

Lila: Monday/Thursday 1-3

Emily: Monday 11-1, Thursday 2-3

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