Sustainability Initiative at Aquinas College

Contact the Sustainability Initiative

Please direct all questions and comments to: 

Jessica Eimer Bowen, Director of Sustainability
Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College
Phone: (616) 632-1994


Student Workers

Anna Hester, Campus Sustainability Intern
Anna Hester is a sustainable business student who is fulfilling her internship requirement this summer working with the Center for Sustainability. During her studies, she was the president of the club EPIC (environmental protectors interacting for change) for a year. She is a recent graduate and is interested in pursuing a career in sustainability metrics & reporting or sustainable food systems. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

student headshot Emmanuel Ibarra, Work Study
Emmanuel Ibarra ("Manny") is a junior at Aquinas College pursuing a major in Sustainable Business. He primarily is involved with Zero waste on campus and looks to help connect sustainability with athletics. Manny is a member of the Aquinas Men’s Soccer team and serves as a Zero Waste Guru with a particular interest in engaging commuters. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, listening to music, hiking, coffee shops, art, and spending time with friends.