The Team

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Prabhakar Shrestha

Director

pshrestha3@unl.edu 

Prabhakar (Prabs) is UNL's first Sustainability Officer. His initial goal is to champion the cause of sustainability across different UNL entities and encourage sustainability practices that are efficient, smart and fitting to our culture in Nebraska. Prabs is currently involved in devising the Office of Sustainability's short term and long term goals.

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Vivian Nguyen

Sustainability Specialist, GA

vnguyen118@huskers.unl.edu 

Vivian is the Graduate Assistant for the Office of Sustainability and a Master's student in Political Science. Vivian focuses her efforts on working with students, faculty and staff to implement sustainability projects on campus. She also serves on the ASUN Green Fund Selections Committee and the Chancellor's Sustainability Commission. 

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Cale Brodersen

Sustainability Specialist, Undergraduate

brodersen.cale@outlook.com 

Cale is currently a senior undergraduate student majoring in Business Management, who has been working with the Office of Sustainability since July of 2016. His primary work with the office is to increase collaboration with students and RSOs on sustainability initiatives. He attends the meetings of many student organizations to act as a liaison between them and the office. 

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Kellie Wasikowski

Communications Intern, Undergraduate

kelliewasikowski@gmail.com 

Kellie is a third year student at UNL with majors in Environmental Science and Sociology, and a minor in Political Science. She has been involved in both the Environmental Leadership Program and the Environmental Sustainability Committee, and has previously served as a Legislative Page in the natural resources committee at the Nebraska Legislature during the 2016 session. At the Office of Sustainability Kellie produces our monthly newsletter that features profiles on different individuals, as well as stories about the green fund and other projects related to sustainability. She is excited to highlight all of the different Green Fund projects that are being funded this year. 

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Davita Dick

Graphic Design Intern, Undergraduate

davitadick14@gmail.com 

Davita is currently a junior undergraduate student majoring in Graphic Design, who has been working with the Office of Sustainability since January of 2017. With the Office of Sustainability she works on creating graphics in print and web format for student initiatives. In addition, Davita works on updates and maintenance to the UNL website for the Office of Sustainability and the monthly newsletter. 

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Brent Johannes

Recycling Coordinator, GA

brentjohannes87@gmail.com 

Brent is a campus recycling coordinator graduate assistant, working to meet various operational needs in order to ensure that the campus recycling system runs smoothly. He is working towards a Master of Community and Regional Planning, with a specialization in environmental studies. Recycling is something that he is passionate about because there is a limited amount of resources on this planet, and if we continue to take from the planet without considering the impacts, it will have many negative consequences.