2017-2018 Contributors (Academic Year)

Cousins - Copy (2)Lauren Prunkl is a senior studying Sustainability Science. This year she is the Alternative Transportation Fellow managing the Paladins on Bikes semester rental program. She is working with three other students through her Practicum sustainability class writing Furman’s Alternative Transportation Master Plan. In addition, through Shi Center summer fellowships with City of Greenville and non-profit Village Wrench as well as studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, Lauren has developed a passion for mobility, community engagement, and transportation equity. In her spare time, she loves to hike, bake, explore, bike, and spend quality time with friends and family.


ANNA FellowAnna Scott Myers is a current sophomore, from Frederick, MD, double majoring in sustainability science and business. She is the Assistant Furman Farm Manager for the 2017-2018 academic year. She is in charge of managing the farm and making sure it is maintained. Anna Scott loves to hike, read, try new food, play with puppies and watch Friends on Netflix although, she never really has time to do any of it.




Tyler Carlson is a current Sophomore studying both Biology and Environmental Science at Furman University.  He hails from Cary, North Carolina, and is the Shi Center’s Recycling Audit Fellow.  His responsibilities include whipping around campus to pick up recycling and researching methods of improving Furman’s recycling program. While not studying, Ty can be found hiking, running from his responsibilities, sleeping, wakeboarding, and watching Netflix.




ALLIEfellowAllie Braun (’18) is from Newnan Ga and is a Senior Sustainability major here at Furman. Her passions include Graphic Design, Taylor Swift and any kind of animal. She is working out a way to combine all of these passions which is why she has worked with the Shi Center Fellowship program for three years now. This year she is excited to work as the Green Office Fellow and can’t wait to see what this last year at Furman has in store. In her free time she writes and edits for a website called Unwritten. You can check out her stuff here: http://www.readunwritten.com/author/alliebraun/


Zoe FellowZoe Parker (‘21) is an intended sustainability science major with a passion for spreading the ideals of sustainability. As the current outreach and engagement fellow at the Shi Center, she hopes to reach and excite as many students as she can through social media and events this year. Her other passions include being a doggy day out volunteer through Lucky Pup Rescue, working at and visiting Walt Disney World, and dancing with her friends and the dance club.



JADEFellowJade Carberry (’18) is an Earth and Environmental Science and Politics and International Affairs double major from Jamaica, W.I. . This year she is working as the Community Conservation Corps Fellow at the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability where she analyzes data collected by Furman’s weatherization program to generate conclusions regarding the energy and money saved as well as the CO2 avoided as a result of these weatherizations. Jade therefore focuses on issues of energy consumption and conservation, which have a far-reaching impact on the livelihoods of homeowners within the Greenville community.  Some of Jade’s favorite things include visual arts and writing, visiting natural, untouched  beaches and mountains, watching movies and eating ice cream.


WILLFellowWill Przedpelski (’21) is a mathematics major from Summit, NJ.  He serves as the Trash to Treasure student fellow at the David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman.  He is designing a sustainable move-out program to reuse items that would otherwise be thrown out, as well as ongoing programs to help eliminate the waste of useful items on campus.  In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, hiking, and the outdoors.



LOGANFellowLogan Richardson (’18) is a Sustainability Science and Economics major from Columbia, SC.  She is currently working on her fourth year as an Assessment Fellow for the Shi Center.  Her work focuses on compiling information for the AASHE Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Reporting System (STARS), which is a self-reporting framework for universities to measure their sustainability performance.  Furman received a Gold rating for the first time in 2015, so we hope to maintain this rating for this year’s report.  Logan is also working on the greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory to track the greenhouse gases produced through various campus activities.  Logan serves in the Environmental Action Group (EAG), has conducted sustainability research in Croatia this past summer, and is currently working on phasing out bottled water on Furman’s campus through a bottle tax.  In her free time, Logan enjoys spending time outdoors through hiking and biking.



KATIEFellowKatie Bain is a sophomore Psychology major from Saratoga Springs, NY. She is currently the Composting Fellow for the Sustainability Team, which involves working with composting and gardening operations on the Furman Farm. This involves taking compostable material, primarily uneaten food and other unused plants, and using it to help aid the growth of various vegetables on the farm, most of which is fed to students in the Dining Hall! Her hobbies include traveling, exploring the outdoors, and eating absurd amounts of almost any kind of fruit.


AMIE FELLOWAmie Newsome is a Sophomore, Communication Studies major from Norwalk, CT. She is the Bon Appetit Fellow through the Furman University David E. Shi Center for Sustainability where she is working closely with Bon Appetit to do more Farm to Fork dinners and educate students on food and their food waste. Her other interests include coffee blogging, making videos for her sorority, petting puppies, and going to farmers markets with her eco-cabin mates.


Moriah FellowMoriah Barr  is a freshman from East Kingston, NH. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and skiing. As a hopeful sustainability major, she enjoys working and gaining experience at  the Furman Farm  as the aquaponics fellow