Board Members

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Sionainn Rudek '23

Chair

My name is Sionainn (they/them) and I am a third year Environmental Studies major from Hillsborough, North Carolina. During my time at Oberlin I am learning as much as I can about alternative agriculture and sustainable building techniques in hopes of one day having my own off-grid farm. In the meantime, I enjoy making teapots at the pottery co-op and playing guitar on Tank porch (oh how I've missed the co-ops). As a GEF board member, I am excited to work with such inspirational people and creative projects that are actively helping Oberlin become a more sustainable community!

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Phoebe von Conta '22

Treasurer 

Phoebe von Conta is a fourth-year Environmental Studies and Hispanic Studies double major from central Massachusetts, passionate about community design based sustainable solutions and projects. She is also involved as Community Voices manager of Oberlin's Environmental Dashboard, and an ENVS rep! Phoebe is a member of the cross country and track team, and can be found taking pictures of everything or adding nutritional yeast to popcorn. She is excited to continue connecting and collaborating with members within the college and community to redefine what sustainability in Oberlin can look like! 

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Justin Lee '22

Project Generator

My name is Justin, and I am a fourth-year Biology and Environmental Studies major from Williamsburg, VA. While all environmental topics are equally important, I am passionate about Environmental Justice and Policy. I am excited to be a part of the Green Edge Fund because it allows me to engage with the Oberlin community regarding sustainability. Besides working for the Green Edge Fund, I play on Oberlin's Tennis team.

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Lillian Gibson '25

Secretary

Lillian Gibson (she/her) is a first year student from Boston, MA. She is a prospective Environmental Studies major and is also interested in studying Geology and Africana Studies. She is passionate about equitable transit, urban planning, and environmental justice. She enjoys DJing on WOBC FM 91.5, watching movies, rock climbing, and making art. She is very excited to start working on the Green Edge Fund.

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Kathryn Beeman '23

Account Manager

Kathryn Beeman (she/her) is a third year Environmental Studies major, Sociology and Geology minor from Portland, Oregon whose primary focus is environmental sociology and the interactions between people and their environment. Outside of the Green EDGE Fund, Kathryn is a catcher on the Oberlin softball team, a Resident Assistant for first years on campus, and a member of the Oberlin Acapelicans. She is excited to continue to expand her passion for communities, the environment, and sustainability through her work with the Green EDGE Fund! 

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Audrey Kamal '22

Vice-Chair

Audrey Kamal is a fourth-year Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies double major from Illinois who is passionate about global environmental justice, policy, education, and immigration. She also works for the Adam Joseph Lewis Center’s Living Machine, is an ENVS rep (with the lovely Phoebe), and plays on the Oberlin Field Hockey team. She has worked for SCARCE an environmental nonprofit in IL along with The Anando Trust in Kolkata, India. She is excited to continue working with the Oberlin community on their endeavors to become more sustainable. 

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Noemi Duker '23

Tech Coordinator

Noemi is a third-year student from Johannesburg, South Africa, intending to double major in Economics and Computer science. She has an interest in air pollution and climate change. Noemi hopes to one day be a catalyst in reducing Africa’s carbon footprint and implementing more eco-friendly living solutions. She is a member of the Oberlin Finance club, you can find her reading a book in Tappan square or jogging around campus. Noemi is looking forward to beginning her work as a new board member in helping be the bridge between environmentally sustainable projects and the Oberlin community.

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Caleigh Vergeer '25

My name is Caleigh Vergeer, and I am a first-year student from Washington, DC. I am currently undeclared, but I plan to major in both Environmental Studies and Theater. I am especially passionate about environmental justice and climate change, and I hope to collaborate on these issues with the broader Oberlin community. I look forward to working with the students of Oberlin to make our school an even more just, joyful, societally aware, and sustainable place. As for my other hobbies, I love to sing and play guitar, DJ at WOBC, tap dance, and explore nature. And I’ve just begun learning how to grow mushrooms from their spores–they are so cute!

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Martina Novajas Donoso '25

OES Liason

My name is Martina, and I'm a first-year student from Rengo, Chile. I'm intending to major in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. I'm interested in supporting communities in their transition to sustainable development while also addressing social issues that are connected to environmental justice. I believe in the power that we have as a youth to contribute to impulse these changes at Oberlin, and that's why I'm excited to be part of the Green EDGE Fund. You can also find me walking around Tappan Square and taking pictures of trees, or in the gym!