Sustainability Interns

Tyler Pritchard


My name is Tyler and I am a junior studying Mechanical Engineering and Energy at Mines. I am additionally part of the McBride Honors Program and Music at Mines.

I got involved in the Mines Sustainability Committee as a website designer because I truly believe that one of the biggest issues facing a more sustainable future lies in communication. As a web designer, I hope to challenge this hurdle as I see it. Society has, to a large extent, the knowledge of unsustainable practices in our culture. I truly believe that the problem does not lie in extrinsic motivation to chase sustainability, but rather intrinsic motivation to actually take action.

I look forward to working with current and incoming Mines students to develop a more sustainable campus and, eventually, a more sustainable world.

Alexandra Garza


I am a member of the HIVE, which is a team of students under the Trefny Center that help develop instructional videos and educational media for faculty and organizations on campus.

I am currently a senior studying Electrical Engineering and it is incredibly rewarding to get to work on the Sustainability Committee’s recycling video during my free time.

Wan Jun Aida Wan Ahmad Johari


My name is Wan Jun Aida Wan Ahmad Johari, and I am going to be a sophomore in Petroleum Engineering this fall. I am originally from Malaysia, and I came to Mines in Fall 2017 because its petroleum engineering department is very well known back home.

I started working in the Mines Communications & Marketing department during the second semester of my freshman year. I love designing things, so its great that I can be creative at work after all of my rigorous science and math classes!

On top of that, I’m really happy to be helping out as a graphic design assistant for the Mines’ Sustainability department to spread knowledge on sustainability,¬†which I think is important to both understand and practice as future engineers.

Colton Lowry


My name is Colton and I transferred from the University of Denver to finish my undergrad in Mechanical Engineering.

When attending DU I was part of an Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community and throughout my freshman year, I developed a passion for sustainability.

After I graduate, I plan to attend grad school so that I can help fight climate change using renewable energy. Some of my other passions include mountain biking, anything that gets the adrenaline pumping, and spending time in the wilderness.