EcoReps are students committed to making life in residence halls more sustainable. They work with members of the Pitt community to integrate sustainability into the culture of our residence halls by reducing energy and water use, increasing recycling and composting, and advancing other sustainability initiatives. 

Want to know what’s recyclable or how to reduce your environmental footprint while living on campus? Ask your EcoRep by emailing

Aaron Carr (He/Him/His)

Hi there, I’m Aaron! I am a Senior and returning as the Lead EcoRep. I have an interest in reducing waste and hope to better integrate zero waste programs, especially those that are student-run, in Pitt’s residence halls.  When I am not in the classroom, I like to go bowling and watch Star Trek. 

Halls: All
Major: Environmental Science 
Certificates: GIS, Sustainability 
Student Organizations: Epsilon Eta, Food Recovery Heroes

Amanda Lee (She/Her/Hers)

Hi, my name is Amanda Lee, and I am excited to serve as an EcoRep for the 2021-2022 academic school year! I am a rising sophomore majoring in Environmental Engineering. I am originally from North Huntingdon, PA, and enjoy staying active, biking, cooking, and reading in my spare time.

Halls: Quad (Amos, Bruce, Brackenridge, McCormick, and Holland), Forbes-Craig, and Ruskin
Major: Environmental Engineer
Certificates: Sustainability 
Student Organizations: Society of Women in Engineering, ChemECube



Angel Joseph (They/Them)

Hi, my name is Angel, and I am an international student from Kerala, India. I am a first-year student at Pitt and this is my first year as an EcoRep! I enjoy reading, thrifting, and dancing in my leisure time.

Halls: Lothrop, Forbes Hall, and Residence Inn Bigelow
Major: Psychology, Film and Media Studies
Minor: Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Student Organizations: Green Team, AddVersePosia+, T is For
Languages: Malayalam, Hindi, English

Kiera Ledermann (She/Her/Hers)

Hi, my name is Kiera, and I’m excited to promote sustainability on campus as an EcoRep this year! I am a sophomore majorining in Economics. I am originally from Harrisburg, PA, and in my free time I like to paint, hike, and play tennis.

Halls: Sutherland, Panther, and Irvis
Major: Economics
Certificates: Sustainability 
Student Organizations: The Pitt News



Mina Kimak (She/Her/Hers)

Hi, I’m Mina! This is my first year serving as an EcoRep, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to encourage sustainability across campus! I am a sophmore majoring in Environmental Studies, and I love to hike, bike, make Spotify playlists for every occasion, and travel as often as I can.

Halls: Towers and Nordenberg
Major: Environmental Studies
Certificates: Political Science, Public Service
Student Organizations: Panthers for Wildlife Conservation, Photography Club