University of California, Riverside


How You Can Help


Undergrad students


Interested in Volunteering for the Office of Sustainability? Fill out this form to apply and start volunteering at different sustainability events such as Butt Bash and Earth Day throughout the quarter. 

Green Lab Program assistant

Help to conduct waste audit and communicate on what is recyclable.

Time commitment: from 1 -3 hours per week depending on your availability.

Office of Sustainability Associate

Assist in the daily operations of the Office of Sustainability. This can include event planning, tabling, data analysis and assisting with social media.

Time commitment: from 1 -5 hours per week depending on your availability.

Become an Intern

Apply for a GCAP Sustainability Intern. There are 3 internships offered annually. 2016-2017 Internships will start in September 2016:

Meet our new GCAP Interns 2016-2017:

Amanda Sze
Amanda Sze
GCAP Outreach and Communications Intern


I'm currently a third year Business Administration major with a
concentration in Marketing. I'm involved on campus as the Vice President
of Alumni Relations for Alpha Kappa Psi and I also work at the
Behavioral Economics and Decision-making Lab as Professor Li's research
assistant. I became interested in sustainability when I realized the
large impact that we could make by just changing one behavior. As the
GCAP Outreach and Communications intern, I hope to help increase the
attention to sustainability efforts on campus.

Evelyn Hurtado-Doppenberg
Evelyn Hurtado-Doppenberg
Green Lab Team Leader and LEED Intern


I am a Senior majoring in Sustainability Studies and Political Science. I
am on the Leadership Board for the Global Issues Forum, Co-President of
Cultivate R'Space, and a member of the Environmental Science Club and
the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Student Chapter. I’m interested in
global climate change and its political intersections such as climate
migration and displacement, environmental justice and water and food
security. I plan on pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information
Science and another in Environmental Sustainability where I see myself
implementing community gardens in public schools and libraries,
developing education curricula and engaging in diplomatic efforts to aid
climate refugees and war-fleeing immigrants. I wear several hats at the
Office of Sustainability. I am the Team Leader for the Green Lab
Program which incentivizes recycling and energy efficiency practices for
laboratories at UCR. I also work on LEED EBOM Certification (Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design – Existing Buildings Operations and
Maintenance), and finally I am a Climate and Sustainability Education
Resource Library (CSERL) Student Ambassador, a program designed to
increase collaboration and faculty engagement among UC educators and
incorporate climate change and sustainability into curriculum. I hope to
gain a working understanding and proficiency in LEED certification and
Geographical Information Sciences (GIS) while interning at the Office of
Sustainability and I look forward to my work within the Green Lab
Program as I’ve learned so much and it allows me a scientific
understanding of energy, water, and waste diversion.

Michelle Chen
Michelle Chen
Green Lab Team Member


I am a second year Environmental Science major who has been fostering an
interest in Environmental and Chemical Engineering. I envision myself
conjuring up technical solutions for leading environmental issues, and
my position as a Green Lab Intern will prompt me towards this direction.
During my internship, I will be collecting energy, waste, and water
audits in selected campus laboratories to monitor our environmental
impact in laboratories. I plan to ardently seek ways to reduce our
carbon footprint in our beloved laboratories and will readily share
essential tips with you all! Aside from working with the Office of
Sustainability, I am also an active member of Beta Phi Delta, a co-ed
community service fraternity, and a few Christian fellowships on campus.

Brenda Saldana
Brenda Saldana
GCAP Communications and Reporting Intern


I am a third year Psychology and Gender & Sexuality studies double
major. The main organizations I'm involved with are La Familia and
QTPOC, which center queer and trans people color as well as provide a
safe space to explore, support, and educate ourselves and
the community on issues that affect the intersections of our identities,
e.g. homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, heterosexism, and
classism. I'm interested in making sustainability accessible to poor
communities of color that are disproportionately and systemically
affected by various environmental issues such as food deserts and toxic
chemicals. As an intern at the Office of Sustainability I manage and
highlight our presence on social media, actively update the Office of
Sustainability's website, as well as assist in the reporting of the
Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), which
measures our college's sustainability performance

Maylee Wong
Maylee Wong
GCAP Graphic Designer


I am currently a second year pre-business major with an interest in
concentrating on marketing. I'm involved on campus as the designer for
the Chinese Student Association and the marketing committee of ASUCR. I
recently sparked an interest in sustainability after reading countless
articles about global issues such as climate change and food stability.
As an intern for the Office of Sustainability, I will be designing
graphics to help market and raise the performance of UC Riverside's
sustainability efforts. 

Nick Mammone
Nick Mammone
R’Garden Intern


I am a fourth year geology major. I also currently work as a lab
assistant in the geology department and I am a board member for the
Geology Student Organization. Given that this is my third year interning
at the R'Garden, I hope to help encourage sustainable practices among
the community and promote the R'Garden as a resource for the growing
issues of food insecurity and inaccessibility within the university. At
the garden, we are always working on providing workshops rooted in
sustainable gardening practices, maintaining our crops which regularly
get donated to students and the community, and organizing the use of our
free community plots where anyone can have a space to learn and grow
their food.

Brayan Cruz
Brayan Cruz
R’Garden Intern

I am a third year double majoring in Ethnic Studies and Gender &
Sexuality Studies. My parents and I migrated from Mexico City in the mid
90's and have resided in Southern California for the past 20 years. I
am currently an intern in the R'Garden and focus on actively connecting
Sustainability politics and practices with other theoretical works. As
an immigrant's right activist I advocate for a critical framework
towards sustainability. In my work I research how race, class, gender,
and citizenship correlate with food justice. Some of my focus areas of
studies are critical race theory, queer of color critique, borderlands
theory, and native feminism. My passion is education and I plan on
pursuing a career in that field. Using experiential education I hope to
teach Ethnic Studies in K-12.
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More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Office of Sustainability
University Village
1223 University Avenue, Suite 200P

Tel: (951) 827-1270
Fax: (951) 827-3890