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.
You're welcome to email us at RSENRStewards@uvm.edu or at our individual emails below. Or stop by Aiken 111 during our listed office hours.
Liam Carroll, Forestry Major
Hello everyone! My name is Liam Carroll, I use he/him pronouns, and I am from Rowayton, CT. I love spending time outdoors, skiing in the winter and spending time by the water in the spring/summer. I am a sophomore here in the Rubenstein School studying Forestry. During my free time, I enjoy hiking, cooking, and listening to music. As a steward, I really enjoy getting to know my fellow Rubenstein classmates, professors, and staff who all share a common love and appreciation for the environment in which we live. If you have any questions or would like to chat, please feel more than welcome to send me an email. My office hours are on Mondays from 1:15-2:15PM, Tuesdays from 11:45-12:45PM and Thursdays from 11:40-12:40PM in the Rubenstein Stewards office located on the first floor of Aiken. Stop in anytime for CV/resume help, internship related questions, or just to chat and hang out! Thanks and have a good day!
Jess Fish, Environmental Sciences Major
Hi folks! My name is Jess Fish, I use she/they pronouns, and I am from a small town in Western Massachusetts. I am a sophomore here in the Rubenstein School, and I am majoring in Environmental Sciences. On campus, you can find me wandering around Centennial Woods doing my best to identify plants and birds or working on my latest sewing project. I also love to get out and explore the different parks and natural areas Burlington has to offer. I am thrilled to be a part of the Rubenstein community and the Stewards, and I am happy to chat or answer any questions you may have!
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1-3pm
Abby Golitz, Environmental Studies Major
Hey there! My name is Abby Golitz and I use she/her pronouns. I am an Environmental Studies major with a minor in Sustainable Landscape Horticulture. I was born and raised a couple blocks from Wrigley field in Chicago (Go Cubbies!) and therefore love deep dish pizza and Chicago dogs. Since the age of 12, I have been a proud plant mama, so if you have any questions about house plants, feel free to ask me! Around campus, I am an assistant in a research project looking into the efficacy of the state recognition process for indigenous tribes in Vermont and am on the Socially Responsible Investing Advisory Council. In my free time, I like to draw, hike, go for walks, have picnics with my friends, or just be in nature. Feel free to email me with any questions or if you want to chat!
Office Hours: Monday 10am-12pm, Tuesday 3-5pm
Soham Mehta, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Major
Hey everybody! My name is Soham Mehta, I use he/him pronouns, and I am an Honors student majoring in Wildlife Biology (super exciting) with a minor in Zoology. I was born and raised in Mumbai, India—a very different place from here—and I absolutely love my home. My love for wildlife & conservation is apparent from my past experiences. From collecting behavioral data and walking among African Lions in Zimbabwe’s jungles to finding King Cobras in Southern India’s rainforests, I enjoy being on the field and latching onto new adventures. This past summer I travelled across West and Central India to explore wildlife through my lens (mainly big-cats) and creating my first ever wildlife photojournal. On campus, I fulfill the role of the President of the new International Student Club. Other than this, you will find me on campus socializing with people, sketching, and enjoying the pines! A few of my aspirations include working with National Geographic, being involved with the UN, swimming with dolphins, and so on! Feel free to shoot me an email and chat with me anytime. Looking forward to seeing you all!
Fun fact: My picture was taken just after the day a tigress in Panna National Park, India charged at my jeep (honestly, I loved the thrill!).
Office Hours: Monday 1:45-3pm, Wednesday 10:40-11:40am & 1:45-3pm, Friday 10:40-11:40-am