Sustainability Staff

Dennis Elliot

Director of Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability

Apart from managing the University's energy, utilities, and sustainability efforts, Dennis enjoys helping students with energy information for various class and senior projects. Dennis is a Cal Poly alum (ME '93) and taught HVAC design part time in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Outside of work, Dennis is an avid golfer, drummer, motorcyclist, and loves traveling and camping.

Eric Veium

Program Analyst

Eric graduated from Cal Poly in 2008 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. He was honored with an Outstanding Graduating Senior Award for Contributions to the University. Prior to graduating, Eric was actively involved in campus sustainability efforts through the Empower Poly Coalition, as President of Cal Poly Biodiesel, and as founding member of the Green Campus Program. Eric is a leadership team member of SLO Clean Energy, an all volunteer community group committed to creating a Clean Energy Economy in San Luis Obispo County.

Kylee Singh

Sustainability Coordinator

Kylee is a Cal Poly graduate with her Masters in Public Policy (MPP '13). Prior to receiving her masters she studied Environmental Science at Humboldt State University (HSU), where she was actively involved in the Take Back the Tap campaign. Working with the Take Back the Tap team, Kylee began to develop her skills as a community organizer and saw her first big victory when HSU became the first public university in the nation to ban bottled water sales on campus. She has a passion for living a sustainable lifestyle and being active outdoors.

Anastasia Nicole

Zero Waste Program Coordinator

Anastasia joined the Cal Poly Sustainability team in 2018. She has a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and is a certified by GBCI as a TRUE Advisor, helping businesses and institutions in their quest to reduce wasteful practices. Before the move to SLO, Anastasia worked as a Zero Waste consultant in the Bay Area for over 14 years. She also served with Sustainable Contra Costa (SCOCO) to promote the One Planet Living Principles, co-taught Pachamama Alliance’s “Introduction to Drawdown,” and co-founded the October Zero Waste Challenge. She is a passionate gardener, gleaner, Master Composter, and soil builder.

Ashley Priest

AmeriCorps VIP

Ashley recently graduated from Chico State with a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Sciences. She was a part of many different organizations on campus including the Center for Healthy Communities, and most recently, an internship with the university's Organic Vegetable Project. She is currently working as an AmeriCorps VIP member for the sustainability program on campus and will be managing the Zero Waste Ambassadors program to make campus events zero waste.