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Green Gator of the Month: Mayssa Shalhoub

Mayssa Shalhoub having fun with sustainability underwater.

Mayssa Shalhoub hopes to serve as an example of how living sustainably can allow a person to tap into their personal creativity and connect with their community – and she’s doing a great job! Learn more and read her unofficial guide to sustainability at UF.

Green Gator of the Month: Jim Vignola

UF staff member Jim Vignola.

Jim Vignola, Project Manager for Planning, Design & Construction, is leading the way on new building projects at UF. Find out more about the awards his team won on the new Special Collections building and about the priority he puts on repurposing!

Green Gator of the Month: David Flores

David Flores has it all – impressive internships, robust student involvement, experience in exciting sustainability courses as a dual degree student majoring in both Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Studies. You don’t want to miss his recommendations and advice for other sustainable Gators!

Green Gator of the Month: Elizabeth Walker

UF student and Green Gator of the Month Rocket Walker

Elizabeth “Rocket” Walker is all in on supporting the local community here in Gainesville. Whether she’s trying to save the springs, fighting gentrification, teaching science to the next generation, or simply working on conservation projects – she’s ready to do whatever it takes to make an impact.

Green Gator of the Month: Dustin Stephany

Dusty Stephany Staff Green Gator of the Month for Sustainable UF.

Dustin Stephany, Sustainable Building Coordinator, has done so much to help improve green building certification standards at UF. He also has tons of wisdom to share about how he approaches sustainability. Keep reading to hear more about the influence of his Native American identity.

Green Gator of the Month: Chloe Schwab

UF student Chloe Schwab, Green Gator of the Month due to her research with her Marine Sciences major.

UF Marine Sciences major Chloe Schwab looks back on her incredible experiential learning opportunities to perform research across the world! She also reminds us that there is always time for small actions that can improve sustainability.

Green Gator of the Month: Anna Mavrodieva

UF student and Green Gator of the Month Anna Mavrodieva holding an orange snake.

When Anna learned the different ways you can be an environmentalist besides being a scientist, she really appreciated the lesson. “You can be a teacher, an artist, or a communicator. Anything can be tied back to protecting our planet,” Anna explains.

Green Gator of the Month: Stephen Mulkey

UF professor Stephen Mulkey hiking.

Go on a career journey with student favorite Dr. Stephen Mulkey to learn how he wound up teaching and designing climate change coursework here at UF.

Green Gator of the Month: Gali Polichuk

UF student Gali Polichuk with sunflowers.

Gali is a third-year transfer student from Mexico City. Her exciting internships will give her the perspective she needs to pursue a future in consulting that can help provide a more sustainable life to people worldwide.

Green Gator of the Month: Harold Knowles

UF faculty for Sustainability and the Built Environment, Harold Knowles

Dr. Harold “Hal” Knowles has been dedicated to sharing his passion for sustainability at UF for over two decades! He shares his favorite contributions with us and explains the importance of mentorship.