Our Current Interns

The Office of Sustainability counts itself fortunate to have interns that are student leaders in the sustainability movement at Mason. This dynamic group helps us achieve our mission and goals and currently includes six for-credit interns, as well as five paid interns who serve as Team Leaders to numerous service learners and volunteers.

Brittany Barlow

Brittany Barlow is a junior studying Geography with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. She was born and raised in Chester, Virginia and was a closet environmentalist who hated getting sunburnt but loved plants. After joining several volunteer-focused organizations throughout grade school her love for nature blossomed and aided in her journey to Mason, where she fell in love with sustainability and environmental activism through the help of her Green Patriots family. In addition to being the 2017-2018 President of Green Patriots, Brittany is a member of Roosevelt@Mason and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.

MacKenzie Earl

MacKenzie Earl is majoring in Environmental Studies and Sustainability and minoring in Social Justice and Communications. After graduating in 2019, she hopes to continue work in sustainable community development and environmental communications. MacKenzie has always gravitated toward the people-centered issues of sustainability and would like to put this to use as an advocate for green infrastructure and the protection of environmental rights. Her personal interests include urban design, place-making, and regional food hubs.

Alexandra Williams
Team Lead

Alexandra is majoring in Integrative Studies with a Concentration in Applied Global Conservation and minoring in Conservation Biology. Her interest in conservation began in the Dominican Republic, where she and a group of other high school students worked on a conservation campus to build pathways and keep invasive species at bay. She chose the Integrative Studies B.S. because it combined the science aspect of conservation with the importance of social identities and activism.

For the 2017-2018 year, she is President of the GMU Organic Gardening Association and Secretary for Real Food Advocates. Because of her involvement in sustainability on campus, she also wishes to minor in Sustainability Studies. After she graduates, she hopes to study in Germany and start sustainability initiatives in developing countries.

Interested in a paid internship?

If you are a student interested in a paid internship, please feel free to contact us at gogreen@gmu.edu for more information. However, we highly encourage interested students to invest time in volunteering and/or working in a for-credit capacity first. This allows us to get to know the student’s strengths and abilities, and these students are the first to know about paid opportunities within the Office.