Meet the Team

CSD Office 

Jen Jones

Jen Jones brings over 10 years of experience working in sustainability at institutions of higher education. She is coming back to the College after serving as the Sustainability Coordinator at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia. Jen attended Millikin University in Decatur, IL for her BS in Biology and has a MS in Environmental Studies from the College of Charleston. Jen has a passion for dance and teaches hip hop and yoga in her free time.


Nicole Killen
Graduate Assistant
Nicole is a graduate student at the College of Charleston enrolled in the EVSS/MPA concurrent program. She is interested in cultivating sustainable communities on college campuses through education, communication, and behavior change. As the Program Coordinator for the Center for Sustainable Development, Nicole is responsible for coordinating the internship program, sustainability scholars program, and other student engagement initiatives. 
Nicole graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Biology and minors in Environmental Studies and Leadership Studies. During her undergraduate career, she developed a deep interest in sustainability as a whole, especially at the higher education level. Outside of the classroom, Nicole loves exploring new places and meeting new people.
Oliver Jones
Graduate Assistant 

Oliver is a graduate student pursuing a M.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the College of Charleston. For his current position as a Graduate Assistant for the CSD, he assists with data collection, management, and reporting for sustainability programs as well as supporting zero waste diversion and aversion initiatives. 

Oliver also spent his undergraduate years at the College of Charleston, graduating from CofC in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and minor in EVSS. The EVSS minor program fostered his interest in the sociocultural dimensions of sustainability, and his current interests include social sustainability, student activism, and institutional sustainable practices.  


Recycling Staff  

Carlos Summersett & Jerome Smalls
Recycling Technician & Recycling Lead


Student Employees


Hanna Giblin, Waste Diversion Lead
Fall 2020 - Present

Hanna is a junior at the College of Charleston double majoring in Public Health and Sociology with a minor in Spanish. She hopes to use her diverse studies to have a future in nonprofit work to support sustainability in our food systems and community development. When Hanna is not in class or doing work for the Center, she can be found cooking, spending time in the garden, and inspiring others about subjects she is passionate about!


Sophie Ecklund, Community Engagement Lead
Spring 2022 - Present


Sarah ByrdFree Store Manager & Reuse Lead
Summer 2022 - Present

Sarah is a rising senior majoring in Anthropology and working on The College's Cultural Sustainability Certificate. She has been interested in sustainability since she was in middle school, but her passion for sustainability started in the fall of her freshman year when she studied abroad and learned just how critical and urgent it is to work towards a sustainable future. When Sarah isn't in school or working, she's probably at Trader Joe's or on a walk listening to a podcast.

Nathan ThompsonCougar Changemaker Implementation Lead
Summer 2022 - Present

Nathan is a senior studying Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Environmental and Sustainability Studies. He's excited to be an intern at the Center for Sustainable Development to collaborate with students and faculty on campus by planning and implementing projects and practices that put us on the path to a more sustainable future. In his free time he enjoys surfing, running, cooking and reading.

Badriyeh Diab, Cougar Changemaker Chair
Fall 2022 

 Meghan LordSocial Media & Graphic Design Specialist
Summer 2022 - Present

 Meghan is a sophomore at the College of Charleston majoring in Psychology and minoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies. Her passion for sustainability developed when she attended the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment in 2019. There, she became interested in how we can use psychology to engage communities with the environment and promote sustainable behavior that will combat climate change. You can often find Meghan in the library, working out with CofC CHAARG, gardening in the parks, and cooking with local ingredients!