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 Program Manager

csfcoord@uw.edu
1st Year PhD , Sustainable Systems & Prototypes, College of Built Environment
Tucson, AZ

Hello! I oversee the CSF, its student staff, University partnerships, strategic direction, and fiscal processes. I was hired in 2016 as the 5th graduated student to lead the CSF since 2010. I have a diverse background, working in fields ranging from Information Technology, journalism, youth education, to soil and plant sciences and research. These experiences shape my approach to sustainability and the importance of making connections across disciplines.

I completed my master’s degree at UW in 2019, writing a 78-page report on the recent organizational development and strategic planning efforts by the CSF staff and Committee. I am now a PhD in the UW’s College of Built Environment and manage the CSF in a full-time capacity. When not thinking about ways to improve the CSF, I spends my time bicycle touring, cooking, and experimenting with manual photography techniques.

Fotima Ibrokhim

CSF Outreach Coordinator

uwcsf@uw.edu
Junior , Food System, Nutrition, Public Health.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Here at the CSF we believe in multidimensional sustainability. We strive for equitable sustainability to thrive on campus. My job is to help you get connected with campus-wide sustainability projects and help you develop your own individual projects. On a larger scale, I also work to facilitate and foster interdisciplinary relationships on a departmental level, as well as that of the individual. The great potential for overlap and collaboration in our campus community is amazing and has already led to many incredible, innovative projects campus-wide. Please reach out me for any questions, whether its about applying and or volunteering. Everyone is welcome to hold space in the sustainability movement here at the UW!

Besides being the outreach coordinator, other things I do for fun is eat and sometime cook vegan food, improve my latin dancing skills, and practice selfcare. 

Yahia Ali

Project Development Specialist

csfproj@uw.edu
Sophomore , Environmental Engineering
Mason, OH

Hey, I’m Yahia! My job here at the CSF is to help make your sustainable ideas come to life by personally guiding your projects and connecting you and your team to the amazing resources and people at the UW. If you have an idea that you think can make the UW a more sustainable and environmentally conscious university, or you want to get involved with an existing sustainability project, send me an email so that we can talk more about your sustainability goals. Sustainability is interdisciplinary and intersectional, so no matter what background you come from, any green idea can make a big difference.

I’m currently a sophomore in the College of Engineering studying Environmental Engineering. But, when I’m not in class or supporting sustainability projects, you can find me hiking, taking pictures, eating food, and cheering on the Huskies.