Chad Carwein – Education & Outreach Specialist (September 2013 – February 2016)
Chad Carwein grew up in Greenfield, IN spending his summers on a family farm in KY. He studied Psychology with a Spanish minor at the University of Kentucky and went on to receive a dual Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) and Masters of Science in Environmental Science (MSES) with concentration in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. During graduate school he found a passion for working on campus sustainability programs, impact, and leading by example. Since his time at UNCG Chad has gone on to become the Sustainability Manager at East Carolina University.
Trey McDonald – Sustainability Coordinator (April 2010 – October 2015)
Trey came to UNCG from the University of Richmond, where he served as that school’s first sustainability coordinator. He had been in the environmental field for over 15 years, both as a whale biologist and environmental scientist. During his time as a wetlands scientist in Florida, he observed the pace and scale of development, and the resulting need for smart growth and green building. He earned his LEED accreditation in 2006, and in 2008, he completed his M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida. His thesis focused on sustainability on university campuses, and used USF as a case study. He was also a founding member and co-chair of Emerging Green Builders Chapter at USF. He earned his B.S. in Marine Biology from Auburn University, and has also studied at the University of British Columbia, the University of Oregon, and Florida Institute of Technology. Beyond his role at UNCG, Trey enjoyed restoring large, expensive things such as houses and cars. He is an avid distance runner, with two marathons to his credit, and a self-avowed science fiction geek.
Jessica Trotman – Education & Outreach Specialist (August 2010 – January 2013)
Jessica Trotman is a native of Greensboro with a long history at UNCG. Her career shifted from print and public radio journalism, and non-profit development and marketing towards sustainability after completing a documentary that covered factory-farming practices in North Carolina. Jessica has served on the board of directors for Sustainable Greensboro, and is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists. She has since continued to pursue a master’s degree in environmental management through the Harvard Extension School’s professional studies program.