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Preston Jacobsen

Sustainability Manager

Preston has a BS in Environmental Sciences from Western Carolina University with a focus in Hydrology and Sustainability. Preston has worked in sustainability since 2010 and led Haywood Community College in WNC to become the greenest community college in the NC system (58 overall), implementing various operational practices to reduce waste, produce alternative energy, and create a living laboratory experience for students and the community. Background work includes teaching Biodiesel production, local community engagement, and bringing cost savings to academic settings, with a focus on environmental protection.

CarolynCarolyn Brown

Sustainability Outreach Coordinator

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Carolyn went to school at Allegheny College, located in Meadville, PA. While there she majored in Environmental Studies and minored in both Spanish and Global Health. While at Allegheny, she was a four year member of the Varsity Swimming and Diving Team, where her senior year she was voted Most Dedicated by fellow teammates. Also at Allegheny, Carolyn was a member of the National Service Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). This year, Carolyn is most excited to educate the community on the importance of Making Orange Green.


Student Interns

Emily Kraeske

Outreach Coordinator Student Assistant


Payton Myers

Data Analysis Student Assistant

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