Meet the Team

CSD Office 

Darcy Everett
Sustainability Director 

Darcy joined the College of Charleston in August of 2019. She earned her Masters of Arts in Global Sustainability from the University of South Florida and then lived and worked in Charlotte, North Carolina for the past six years. Her work experience has focused on sustainability and waste reduction and recycling within local municipalities and in higher education. Outside of her professional career, Darcy loves to spend time exploring the Charleston area on bike, kayak and on foot. She loves the opportunity to be able to incorporate her passion for sustainability into her day-to-day work and it always looking for ways to make positive personal changes surrounding the five pillars of sustainability.

Phone: 843.953.0749
Address: 207 Calhoun Street

Jen Jones
Associate Director for Student Engagement

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.

Phone: 843.953.0498
Address: 207 Calhoun Street


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.
Phone: 843.953.0716
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.  

Phone: 843.263.6775


Recycling Staff  

Carlos Summersett & Jerome Smalls
Recycling Technician & Recycling Lead


QEP Faculty

Dr. Meta Van Sickle
QEP Faculty Development Fellow 
Dr. Matt Nowlin
QEP Assessment Fellow 

Dr. Matthew Nowlin is an Associate Professor of Political Science. His research and teaching interests include environmental policy and politics, with a particular focus on policymaking and public opinion

Alexis Carrico, MBA
QEP Cougar Changemaker Coordinator

Alexis Carrico joined the College of Charleston School of Business as an Instructor for the Department of Management and Marketing in the fall of 2017. Prior to teaching, Carrico worked for global corporation Nike, Inc. as a Project Lead in Global Sustainable Audit and then as a Program Director in Emerging Markets Supply Chain. She also served as the Supply Chain Process Manager for Masisa, Inc- a pioneer in Triple Bottom Line thinking.

Alexis uses her general management, international business, supply chain, sustainability, analytics and finance background to bring business-world insights to the classroom. 

No stranger to the CofC classroom, Professor Carrico is an alumna of the College, receiving her undergraduate degrees in International Business and Spanish. She also holds an MBA in International Business and Diplomacy from Georgetown University where she was a core member of the Net Impact student organization.  In early 2021, Alexis completed a certificate in Corporate Sustainability at New York University’s Stern School of Business.


Student Interns


Isabel Crews, Creative Media Specialist
Fall 2019 - Present

Isabel Crews is a junior at the College studying International Studies, French, and Communication. Her endeavors with Zero Waste at her high school and her passion for sustainability led her to the Center for Sustainable Development where she volunteered as a Bonner Leader Assistant. After learning more about the office and collaborating on various Zero Waste events and projects, she returned for a second semester as a Zero Waste Outreach Intern for Spring 2020 and then took the role of Editorial Content Intern during the Summer of 2020. Currently, she is the Communications intern which encompasses managing our newsletter, blog, and all social media platforms. She hopes to inspire others to live sustainably and get involved in the campus community and the Charleston community. Outside of her involvement at the Center for Sustainable Development, Isabel spends her time volunteering with Bonner, discussing social justice, writing articles for Her Campus, exploring Charleston with her friends, and biking throughout the city.


Hanna Giblin, Sustainable Study Abroad 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!


Tanaya Dawson, Outreach Lead
Spring 2022 - Present

Tanaya is a senior studying Communications and Spanish. In her free time she likes listening to new music and hanging out with friends. If you can’t find her sunbathing, you’ll likely see her around campus rollerskating.


Sophie Ecklund, Community Engagement Lead
Spring 2022 - Present


Sarah ByrdZero Waste Program Specialist
Summer 2022 

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

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.

 Meghan LordSocial Media & Graphic Design Specialist
Summer 2022 

 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!