The CSF staff is a sustainability-minded group of undergraduate and graduate students here to help you with your project or project idea, whatever it may be.

Kyle Mcdermott

CSF Coordinator
1st Year Graduate Student , Master of Environmental Horticulture
Tucson, AZ

My mission as the University of Washington Campus Sustainability Fund (CSF) Coordinator is to ensure that current and prospective projects are adequately supported. The CSF serves as a nexus for students to make connections on campus and have beneficial, practical experiences developing and implementing sustainability projects. Part of my role is serving as a liaison for students, helping establish relationships, and offering resources and insights from the earliest ideation phase to project adoption and completion. Having addressed sustainability from working in various fields including IT, Journalism, Education, and Natural Sciences, I’ve grown to understand sustainability as a transdisciplinary challenge, with solutions embedded in the collaboration between academics, stakeholders and diverse groups. I enjoy listening to records, maintaining a worm bin, beekeeping, teaching and practicing yoga, cooking ethnic foods and traveling.

Fotima Ibrokhim

CSF Outreach Coordinator
Sophomore , Nutritional Sciences
Tashkent, Uzbekistan


Do you have an idea for a project? Questions about sustainability? Want to get involved with a sustainable team, but don’t know where to start? As the CSF Outreach Coordinator, it’s my job to connect you to the right network of people to help you pursue your sustainability goals. Whether you want to be a project leader or team member, a volunteer, or a participant , you can be sure there’s a place for you in sustainability, and I’ll help you find it.

On a larger scale, I also work to facilitate and foster interdisciplinary relationships on a departmental level, as well as that of the individual. There is so much potential for overlap and collaboration in our campus community is amazing and has already led to many incredible, innovative projects campus-wide. 

As a second year at UW, I can understand it can be overwhelming to find your place and people. Getting involved with the CSF can give you chance to connect with wide range of projects and people. This can help you feel more connected to campus and explore your passions. Always feel free to connect with me!

Sidney Orr

Project Development Specialist
Senior , Environmental Science and Resource Management
Spokane, WA

If you have an idea for a sustainable innovation, event, project, RSO, or anything else, I’m here to help you and your team bring your ideas to reality through the network of resources and fellow green-hearted Huskies here at UW. Feel free to email me to check-in or set up a meeting if you have a new idea, or are looking to explore getting involved with existing sustainability projects.

Sustainability is a multifaceted and intersectional pursuit. The University of Washington is a great environment for the development of innovative sustainability solutions, which is what drew me to the CSF team.

I am a senior in the College of the Environment studying Environmental Science and Resource Management. When I'm not trying to help you achieve your sustainability dreams, my hobbie include hiking, backpacking, skiing, looking for delicious food trucks, and plotting ways to puppy-nap Dubs.