Commissioners

Lydia Rice, She/her/hers

  • Third Year Political Science Major, Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Minor
Lydia is from San Carlos in the Bay Area and she is super excited to be joining EPPC this year. She is eager to engage in the effort for sustainability on campus, especially by promoting collaboration with other environmental groups. When she's not making lattes at Peet's Coffee, you can find her sitting outside at the Quad or taking pictures of all the squirrels around Davis.

Meron Gebre, She/her/hers

  • Second Year Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Major
Meron joined the EPPC to become more involved within sustainability efforts on campus and to learn more about environmental justice. In the future, she wants to become an environmental lawyer. She enjoys swimming, making collages, and reading.

Ben Hodgson, He/him/his

  • Third Year Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Major
Ben is a third year from San Rafael in the Bay Area majoring in Environmental Policy Analysis & Planning. He is passionate about advocating for a just transition to a sustainable future at UC Davis and beyond. In his free time, he likes to hike, read, and cook!

Ivy Schlosser, She/her/hers

  • Second Year Political Science and Religious Studies Double Major
Ivy joined EPPC because she is interested in furthering UC Davis's environmental justice and sustainability efforts. She is interested in how environmental policy affects people's everyday lives and in the future hopes to work for the EPA or practice human rights law. In her free time, Ivy loves to travel, hike, hang out in the Arb, and adventure with friends!

Mina Bedogne, She/her/hers

  • Fourth Year Environmental Science and Management Major
Mina joined EPPC to explore the intersection of environmental science and policy and promote sustainable practices on campus. A proponent of all things outdoors, she also interns as a waterway steward at the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and a shepherd for the UC Davis Sheepmowers. When she’s not in waders or participating in restoration projects, you’ll find her attempting to be a good student at the library’s standing desks, reading and listening to podcasts at Lake Spafford, or wandering around downtown and campus (just for the fun of it).

Sarah Pando, She/her/hers

  • Fourth Year Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Major, Native American Studies Minor
Sarah joined EPPC to work with a group of people who share the same passion towards making UC Davis a more environmentally-friendly campus. She also currently works as a co-lead at the Aggie Reuse Store to promote sustainable consumption. On her free time she enjoys thrifting, painting, and taking walks around the arboretum.

Annie Kanjamala, She/her/hers

  • Second Year Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Major
Annie joined EPPC because she is interested in making sustainable changes on campus to help Aggies. She is interested in the intersection of sustainability, food security and environmental justice. Aside from the EPPC, Annie is a shift lead at the ASUCD Pantry and in her free time she enjoys listening to her Spotify Discover Weekly and making earrings.

Mateo Alliende, He/him/his

  • Fourth Year Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Major, International Agricultural Development Minor
Mateo joined EPPC because he wanted to be a part of the student government and its efforts towards a more sustainable UC Davis. He is pursuing a future in environmental policy, focusing specifically on conservation management on an international scale. If Mateo could, he would always be in the mountains where he can climb rocks, go backpacking, and shred the ski slopes.

Laila Penny, She/her/hers

  • First Year Art History Major, Psychology Minor
Laila joined EPPC to help the environment around UC Davis, learn more about policy planning for sustainability, and to advocate for eco-friendly change. Some hobbies she has are running, rock climbing, and kickboxing.

Leo Hecht, He/him/his

  • Second Year Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning Major, GIS Minor
Leo joined EPPC to become more involved in campus sustainability and to help enact positive changes to ensure environmental issues that affect students most at Davis are being addressed. He currently interns at the UC Davis student farm and is planning on pursuing a career in agricultural and environmental policy. In his free time, he enjoys painting and playing music.