While Christine has been with the Zilkha Center since the summer, we wanted to wait until the fall semester to give her a proper ZC blogpost welcome. Christine has jumped right in and has taken on lots of projects including – but not limited to – the ZC side of our Root partnership with the Davis Center and the Zilkha Center academic year and summer internships. We’re so happy to have her on the team.
Please join us in welcoming her either by dropping her a line – or better yet by stopping by the second floor of the Envi Center to say hi.
My name is Christine Seibert and I joined the Zilkha Center team as the Sustainability Coordinator in June 2021. It’s been great getting to know faculty, staff, and students thus far and I look forward to collaborating with more folks across campus! In this role, I coordinate much of the ZC’s student-facing work including the Academic Year Interns, Summer Interns, Eco-Advisors, the ZC side of the ZC-DC Root collaboration, and general student programming.
I graduated from Gordon College in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology and a double minor in Environmental Outreach and Sustainable Development. While in college, I was encouraged by faculty and staff to dream big and make things happen, whether it was getting solar panels as our senior class gift, or getting the college to offer an environmental chemistry course. After college, I served with AmeriCorps in Maine for two years—first out of the University of Maine’s Office of Sustainability performing low-income home winterization, then with the town of York Maine conducting a municipal greenhouse gas inventory. I’m currently working on a Master’s in Sustainability from Harvard Extension in my free time. When I’m not at work or studying, you can find me attempting to surf in the frigid waters of Maine, cooking with my trusty crock-pot, or dreaming about getting a dog.
One of my greatest joys in life is seeing students grow in confidence and execute a project they are passionate about. I am excited to be part of the Zilkha Center team and look forward to passing along the gift of empowerment to Williams students.