Eco-Reps are peer educators dedicated to furthering sustainability by promoting ways for students to adopt more environmentally and socially responsible behaviors. Eco-Reps educate their peers about environmental and sustainability issues through three primary outlets: coordinating with Residence Life staff to incorporate sustainability themes or practices into residential programs; delivering Sustainable Living lessons to Elon 101 and Global Studies courses as requested; and contributing to and promoting Office of Sustainability events such as Campus Sustainability Week and Earth Week.

Meet the Current Eco-Reps


Claire Aft (she/her), Station at Mill Point

Graduation Year: 2022

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Major: Human Services; Minor: History

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Bring a reusable mug/cup for coffee, it’s not only cute/aesthetic, but it also helps the planet!


Jette Beermann (she/her), Loy Center

Hometown: Rellingen, Germany

Major/Minor: Double major in Exercise Science and Psychology

Favorite Sustainability Living Tip: Reduce the usage of plastic bags. Take a reusable tote bag to go grocery shopping!


Sophie Eskenazi (she/her), Colonnades Neighborhood

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

Major: Psychology and Human Service Studies

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Buy sustainable clothing! Thrifting is cheap and a good way to buy sustainably and a good place to donate and repurpose old clothes.


Matthew Flacksenburg (he/him), Danieley Center

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Winchester, VA

Major: Biology; Minor: Environmental Science

Favorite Sustainable living tip:  Look for small ways to cut down on power usage in your dorm! Unplug electronics when not in use, use natural light, turn the thermostat down a notch (or up in warm weather), and of course, turn everything off when you leave the room.


Ellie Olivier (she/her), Global Neighborhood

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

Majors: Environmental Science and Spanish; Minor: Art

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Use a microfiber towel instead of makeup wipes to take off your makeup


Alessandra Porras (she/her), East Neighborhood

Graduation Year: 2025

Hometown: Coram, NY

Major/Minor: Biochemistry

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: Invest in some reusable grocery bags to not only reduce your plastic waste but shop in style.


Molly Ruiz (she/her), Oaks Neighborhood

Graduation Year: 2025

Hometown: Huntingtown, MD

Major/Minor: Integrated Biology

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip:  I am all about buying sustainable products. Shampoo and Conditioner bars  along with plastic free deodorant is a great little thing to do your part!


Chloe Stuart (she/her), Historic Neighborhood

Graduation Year: 2024

Hometown: Verona, NJ

Major: Adventure Based Learning and Environmental and Ecological Science

Favorite Sustainable Living Tip: If you use dryer sheets, try swapping them out for reusable dryer balls which last up to 1,000 washes!