We would not be able to do everything we do without the help of our dedicated interns! Every semester, our intern teams bring a range of backgrounds, perspectives and skills to a variety of programs with the Office of Sustainability.
Noura Al-Rajhi is a fourth-year Public Relations major with a concentration in Sustainability Studies. This is Noura’s first year interning with the office and is excited to combine her skills in communication and love for the environment. In her free time, Noura enjoys long-distance backpacking and visiting national parks. After graduation, Noura hopes to work as an environmental PR specialist.
Fiona Gain is a fourth year Environmental Science major. She is also currently studying philosophy and as she prepares to go to law school to eventually work on environmental policy. She views being an intern with the Office as a chance to change the habits and mindset of her fellow students, one event at a time. She has studied policy and environmental ethics in Europe, a through this has realized that an international effort is essential to sustainability. She is also founder of Citizen Climate Lobby Gators on campus.
Hannah Gutner is a third year Environmental Management major hoping to obtain an Agriculture and Natural Resource Ethics and Policy minor. Although a volunteer last year, this is her first year serving as an Intern for our office. She hopes to empower people to make the change they want to see, especially when it comes to our planet. Hannah is passionate about the environment and government, hoping to combine the two in her future political career. In her free time, Hannah loves to go biking, backpacking, or do anything outside.
During her time as an undergraduate student at UF, Madison found a passion for education and student engagement through having the opportunity to serve as a Preview Staffer for incoming students and as Agency Head of Gators Going Green, a Student Government branch focused on developing campus sustainability initiatives. She is currently in her first year of the Masters of Sustainable Development Practice program, as well as her second year of interning with the Tailgator Gameday Recycling Program. Some of her interests include house plants, her pet snake named Takashi, and Krishna lunches. Her mission is to develop world-wide sustainable initiatives and cultivate cultural change by utilizing her strong communication and creativity skills and her passion for enhancing the quality of life for all.
Natalia Turkel is a third-year Environmental Science major with minors in Latin American Studies and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. This is her first year interning at the Office of Sustainability, and she’s excited to jump right in and make the most of it! Natalia is also a Resident Assistant, the Vice President of the Indigenous-American Student Association, and a brother of Alpha Phi Omega (a community service fraternity). When she’s at home, she likes to take friends out on kayaking trips to the Florida Keys, showing them the ecosystem that made her fall in love with the natural world.
Christi-Anne Weatherly is a fourth-year public relations major with a minor in event management from. This is her fourth semester as an intern with the Office of Sustainability, and she’s always excited to educate her fellow gators on the importance of preserving our planet. Christi-Anne has previously been involved with Gators Going Green and Green Greeks, and has also served as the Sustainability Chair of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Will Walters is graduate student studying Information Systems with undergraduate degrees in Information Systems and Geography from the University of Florida. This is his third year interning with the Office of Sustainability. Having worked with Enactus and Students for New Urbanism in the past, he is passionate about sustainability and the built environment. In the future, he hopes to work as a consultant using planning, GIS, and entrepreneurship to find solutions to challenges in urban and international development. In his free time, he likes to run, rock climb, and produce music.