SSI Board

Lizzie BedrickLiz Bedrick - Grants & Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund Coordinator

Liz is a senior in Program in the Environment studying food policy and minoring in sustainability. She is also a Graham Sustainability Scholar and spent her winter semester abroad studying ecology in New Zealand. She is passionate about reducing the gap between our agricultural system and food accessibility, and hopes to work in the policy sector to address these issues. On campus, Liz can be found in the PitE office peer advising or coordinating events with PitE Club. In her free time, Liz loves to run, hike, cook, read, and sing. Liz serves as one of the grants coordinators on the SSI board and is excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with innovative students on campus sustainability projects.


Caroline LaroseCaroline Larose - Central Campus Zero Waste Coordinator 

Caroline is pursuing an MBA and M.S. at the University of Michigan's Erb Institute with the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment. Her studies focus on urban sustainability, specifically improving the resilience and sustainability of urban development through sustainable infrastructure, planning, and waste management. Prior to graduate school Caroline worked in many sectors - from environmental non-profit to pastry. She is excited to work and study with Michigan's collaborative community of students with like-minded goals. Caroline is also involved in Ross Net Impact and the Ross Green Team through which she organized the first Ross Business School waste audit in 2015. On SSI, Caroline's primary role is to manage the zero waste program for students on central campus.


Kari PaineSiri Andrews - Outreach and Communications Chair

Siri is a senior in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, pursuing her BBA as well as minors in Scandinavian Studies and Sustainability. She is interested in the intersection of business and sustainability, and how to create change across industries within companies on a global scale. On campus, Siri is a member of Alpha Chi Omega Women's Fraternity and Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, as well as being involved in Greek Life Sustainabilty Team and Net Impact Undergraduate. Albania, Argentina and England are the countries in which she has studied abroad, as she looks to examine environmental issues on an international level. Outside of academics, Siri loves to be outdoors doing any activity, including hiking, yoga, soccer and skiing, with her friends and family at one of home bases of Connecticut, New Hampshire or Michigan. For SSI, Siri leads the communication and outreach efforts of the group by managing monthly roundtables, various social media platforms and the biweekly SSI newsletter.


Daniel WuJayson Toweh - Administrative Liaison

Jayson is a senior in Program in the Environment and minoring in Energy Science and Policy, and Science Technology and Society. He is also President of the club Students for Clean Energy, working on increasing the University's renewable energy profile through projects, education, and events. He also serves the head chair of the Central Student Government Sustainability Commission, which works on sustainability initiatives as such improving recycling signage, insulation, energy audits, and more. Jayson has been interning with the Environmental Protection Agency for the last two years working in the agency's SmartWay Transport Partnership, as well as traveled to Ghana interning with University of Michigan faculty to conduct research on electronic waste. Jayson is interested in looking at how the University can increases its renewable energy profile, along with reducing its ecological footprint through a variety of projects and initiatives. In his free time Jayson enjoys playing and watching sports, filming and video editing, and the outdoors. On SSI Jayson serves as the administrative liaison working with connecting students and administration together to work together on sustainable projects and initiatives. 


Daniel WuDaniel Wu - North Campus Zero Waste Events Coordinator

Daniel is a junior studying environmental engineering. During his time at Michigan he has been involved with the Planet Blue Student Leaders program, implementing post-consumer composting programs in the dining halls and composting programs in the residence halls. He also organizes with Divest and Invest, the fossil fuel divestment campaign on campus. A Doris Duke Conservation Scholar and a Graham Scholar, Daniel is particularly interested in public policy, climate change, energy systems, and environmental justice. In his free time, he enjoys playing games, working on photography, and reading. Daniel’s role on SSI is to manage the North Campus zero waste program.


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