The 2020/21 Green Campus Team

Team Manager Assata Golash

Forestry '23

Assata is a first-year Forestry student minoring in Ethnic Studies from Seattle, WA. She loves to sew, hike, and travel with her family. Assata comes from a family of political activists and grew up going to protests with her father. Her mother is a botanist whose understanding of the natural world has always been a fascination of Assata’s. Through this blend, she came to understand sustainability as the 3 pillars: environmental, social, and economic. Assata is passionate about moving towards a more sustainable society and hopes to start through her experience at Cal Poly with the Green Campus Team. Assata is also involved in Eco Reps, WOW, and the Black Student Union on campus.

Olivia (Olive) Robertson

Graphic Communications '22

Olive Robertson is a second year Graphic Communication major from San Diego, Ca. As the Graphic Designer for Green Campus she is an advocate for mindfulness and sustainability. Olive loves the universe; the planet, our community, and serving a purpose greater than herself. This love extends to music, art, and creativity in all aspects. Apart from Green Campus she is a DJ for Cal Poly’s radio station KCPR, writes children’s books, and does other freelance work.

Kalea Conrad

Environmental Management and Protection '22

Kalea Conrad (she/hers) is a third-year Environmental Management and Protection major that recently declared minors in Anthropology & Geography as well as Sustainable Environments. She is passionate about preserving natural ecologic systems and conserving water and energy while mitigating waste. She is from Hermosa Beach in Southern California and feels at home anytime she can find time for the beach. Kalea is also the President of Take it SLO a capella on campus, is part of a SAFER committee to address and prevent harm in Greek Life on campus, and is an advocate for social and racial justice on the Central Coast. Kalea is excited to use her role in Green Campus to explore the interdisciplinary nature of environmental and social issues while facilitating communications about environmental stewardship between students and faculty to make this campus and the San Luis Obispo community more inclusive and sustainable.

Lauren Londoño

Nutrition Science '23

Lauren Londoño is a third year Nutrition Science major with a minor in Political Science. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area inspired many of her environmental and nutrition interests, as she practices a low waste and vegan lifestyle. In high school, Lauren gave a TEDx Talk about sustainability and zero waste living, inspired by her sustainability service trip to the Dominican Republic. In her free time, she loves to hike, surf, listen to music, exercise, travel, and cook! Lauren is also involved in Surfrider, the Pollinator Protection Program, and ASI. She is stoked to join the Green Campus Team because she hopes to inspire others to feel passionate about climate change and intersectional environmentalism. Lauren believes that change happens one person at a time, and she is stoked to help make a positive impact on campus.

Fiona Reyes

Environmental Management and Protection ‘24

Fiona Reyes is a second year Environmental Management and Protection major. At home in Santa Clara, she loves hanging out with her family in their backyard with their two rescue dogs, one grumpy cat, and a flock of chickens. In high school, Fiona was involved with social justice and sustainability related clubs, and was also on the varsity swim team. She was also very involved with 4-H, a youth development program. She led many projects and events, especially related to STEM, partnering with Google to roll out the Computer Science program. She spent the summer after freshman year, interning with Congressman Eric Salwell’s Bay Area office. At Cal Poly she is involved with Eco Reps, and is a Resident Advisor. Outside of school, Fiona likes going on hikes and spending time at the beach. She also enjoys cooking and baking, especially when she can use fresh ingredients from her backyard at home or from the farmers market. Fiona is interested in social justice and the intersectionality of so many issues with environmental issues, so she is very excited to be on the Green Campus Team and collaborate with her Cal Poly community.

Hope Springer

Environmental Management and Protection ‘22

Hope Springer is a 4th year Environmental Management & Protection major with minors in Sustainable Agriculture and Indigenous Studies in Natural Resources & the Environment. Originally from Washington state, Hope spent a lot of time in the mountains, forests, and oceans growing up. These experiences led her to respect, love, and seek to protect the natural world. Hope served as the ASI Secretary of Sustainability for the 2020-2021 school year, and in this position, she had the opportunity to sit on sustainability committees, host weekly sustainability roundtables, and pass various initiatives to further sustainability efforts on campus. She worked for 2 years on the Cal Poly Organic Farm and has a passion for sustainable agriculture. Additionally, she is the co-President of The Real Food Collaborative and is an active member of Fossil Free Cal Poly, which are both clubs on Cal Poly's campus. Hope is excited to join the Green Campus Team because she loves teaching others about intersectional sustainability and wants to continue making tangible change on campus.