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.

Whisper St Christopher

CSF Outreach Coordinator
Junior , Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP)
Gaithersburg, MD

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 providing moral support, 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. The potential for overlap and collaboration in our campus community is amazing and has already led to many incredible, innovative projects campus-wide. Let’s keep it up, UW!

Ian Rose

Project Development Intern
Junior , Community, Environment, and Planning (CEP)
Vancouver, 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. Whatever your interests are, there is something you can do help improve, promote, and expand the University of Washington’s sustainability! I love all things sustainable, and am focusing my studies on holistic sustainability and green-tech integration in urban design and planning. Beyond my work at UW/CSF I enjoy running, reading, cooking, tinkering, and exploring the great outdoors!