Who We Are

Aashika Sulabelle — Grants Chair

Aashika is a senior majoring in Earth & Environmental Science and Biopsychology, Cognition & Neuroscience. She has served as the grants chair since her sophomore year and loves every aspect of working with other campus groups. If you have an idea for a campus sustainability project, reach out to Aashika and she can guide you through the process of obtaining grant funds to make your creative vision a reality! That being said, she is excited to continue the process of collaborating with innovative students while working together towards creating a more sustainable, healthy, and happy campus community.


Angela Lin — Communications and Outreach Chair

Angela is in her third and last year studying English and Environment. With a passion for zero waste and fighting food waste and food insecurity, she's also the President of Food Recovery Network. During her summer internship at Herman Miller, Angela even helped start a food recovery program at the company. In her first year on the SSI board, she's excited to get to know and work closely with the sustainability organizations on campus in order to increase collaboration and facilitate conversations about ways to make U-M's campus even more sustainable. 


Elise Gahan — Eco-Equity Chair

Elise is pursuing a Master of Public Health in Nutrition. Professionally, she is interested in how food access and poverty intersect with health, which led her to sustainable food. As a part of SSI, she hopes to increase the diversity of types of groups and voices that are a part of campus sustainability.  


Lauren Meyer — Zero Waste Chair

Lauren is pursuing an MBA and M.S. at the University of Michigan's Erb Institute, a dual-degree program with the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Ross School of Business. She is interested in waste management, sustainable packaging, and redesigning products and services to eliminate waste. Before pursuing her MBA/MS, she spent five years at Argyle Executive Forum, a marketing and event services startup that provides thought leadership and networking services to Fortune 500 C-level executives. Throughout her time there, she led the content department and played an integral role integrating newly acquired business units into the parent company. She also founded the company’s first sustainability initiative. As a member of the SSI board, Lauren is eager to engage with students regarding the topic of waste, and to broaden and strengthen the campus' zero waste efforts.


To contact the SSI Board, e-mail ssi-board@umich.edu.