Colin came to Mason from Southern Connecticut State University where he was working part-time on a Master's degree in Environmental Education and serving as the Outreach Coordinator to the Environmental Futurists at SCSU
Since starting at Mason in September of 2008 Colin has helped with numerous sustainability initiatives, most notably, the hugely successful Student Training for Environmental Protection and Mason's participation in the America's Greenest Campus contest.
Colin's experience includes serving as a member of the Westbrook Forest Commission, Marine Science Technician in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, founder and president of the Great Land Conservation Trust, Inc., former volunteer with the Westbrook Fire Department, former elementary school teacher in Norwich Diocese Catholic Schools, former advisor for the Saint Bernard High School Environmental Club in Uncasville. He has received training from many environmental organizations including the Student Environmental Action Coalition, the Sierra Student Coalition, The Climate Campaign, and the Sierra Club.
Colin doesn't have much free time, but if he did, he would spend it hiking
Jason is the co-chair of Mason's Environmental Action group. Although relatively new to Mason, as a student leader he has been instrumental in many of the school's recent environmental initiatives. Last semester he was one of the lead organizers for Virginia Power Shift, a successful conference that brought young people from around the state to address climate change.
More recently, Jason has been helping to lead the push for the implementation of the Patriot Green Fund, a program that would provide funding for sustainability programs at Mason. He's also organized many lobbying trips to both Capital Hill and the statehouse in Richmond to give Mason students the chance to speak to their elected officials about environmental issues.
Jason is committed to helping put an end to mountaintop removal and finding a solution to the climate crisis. He studies physics with aspirations of working in the renewable energy sector.