Sustainability Interns

Julianna Valenzuela

i! My name is Julianna and I am a senior studying Civil Engineering with a minor in Engineering for Community Development. I am passionate about social equity and believe that this is a very important, yet easily overlooked, part of sustainability. I joined the Mines sustainability team to better understand how we as a campus can be more responsible in our waste, energy, and water management. I help plan and run events sponsored by the sustainability office, like Earth Day, and am helping to coordinate plans for a composting program on campus. 

It is my hope that by listening to the goals and ideas of the students here at Mines, together we can do our part to make our campus conscious of its social and environmental impact. I can’t wait to see what Mines will achieve and I am proud to be a part of our progress.

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.