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Meet the Team

HDH Sustainability Coordinator

  • Andy Hattala

    Andy Hattala

    • Andy Hattala is an advocate and volunteer who holds multiple certifications and accreditations in the field of sustainability and mentorship. His recent work involved program development, strategic planning, and community engagement which led to significant sustainability initiatives and policy changes at UCLA

    Andy also serves on the leadership teams of the L.A. and San Fernando Valley chapters of The Climate Reality Project. He is working to adopt more sustainable behaviors and live an increasingly zero waste lifestyle. The mantra by which he lives is, "Don’t leave the world a little better, leave it *significantly* better than when first encountered." Andy is a proud alum of UCLA, where he served as an RA as an undergraduate student.

The Econauts

  • Alissa


    When Alissa came to the US a few years ago, she noticed that there is still room for improvement when it comes to sustainability. She believes that living an eco-lifestyle ism’t difficult. Even just by incorporating small environmentally-friendly habits into our daily lives, we are one step closer to a more sustainable future. Alissa hopes to foster and raise awareness of greener practices on campus through her involvement in the EcoNauts team. In her spare time, Alissa likes to hike, read, and browse Reddit.

  • Arpi


    Arpi is a second year student majoring in political science and data analytics, with a minor in climate change studies. This is her first year as an EcoNaut, and she is super excited to help spread education about sustainability to fellow students. Environmental topics that interest her most are sustainable food systems and public transportation. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, going to the beach, and exploring cool areas in San Diego.

  • Ava


    Coming from San Bernadino County, Ava is in her second year as an Environmental Systems: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution major. As an EcoNaut, Ava hopes to take great strides in making UCSD a model for other college campuses and cities to follow when creating a community that fosters the well-being of people and safeguards the environment. Aside from advocating for sustainability, Ava enjoys photography, visiting art museums, and watching films at the theater.

  • Ruby


    Coming from LA county in a city known as La Puente, Ruby likes to remind everyone that Back to the Future was filmed at her local mall. She joined the Econauts so that she could help to bring sustainability awareness and change to UCSD’s campus. Ruby is currently in her third year majoring in Environmental Systems: Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, and enjoys crocheting, music, movies, and baseball.

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