Jim Simon joined Gonzaga University as its first Director of Sustainability after serving Buffalo and Western New York in various professional and volunteer capacities. At Gonzaga, Jim is working to add capacity to our missioned goal of being a climate neutral campus by 2050. Through engaging the campus and the community in new and different ways, foster a culture of sustainability that is resilient and responsive to the dynamics of higher education and our changing world. Jim’s favorite food is New York style pizza, which he’s found to be imitated well in the PNW by Big Mario’s Pizza in Seattle. Email Jim.
Pat is from Asheville, North Carolina. He is an Environmental Studies and Biology major. He enjoys whitewater canoeing and mountain bike in his free time. He has gotten to work on trails in Yellowstone National Park, the Salmon National Forest, and the Kootenai National Forest. His favorite natural place is Black Balsam Knob in the Shining Rock Wilderness.
Naomi is one of the Real Food Calculator Coordinators. She is from Salt Lake City, UT and is a sophomore double majoring in math and political science. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, swimming, and cooking.
Jacob is an Americorps member serving as the Zero-Emission Transportation Coordinator. He is from Jacksonville, FL, and graduated from the University of Oregon with a BS in Planning, Public Policy, and Management. His favorite thing to do is to listen to music and hang out with his dog, Shiva.
Be in Touch
The Office of Sustainability is located at 521 E. Sharp Avenue, just across the street from College Hall. The front door is painted a sunny shade of yellow.
To reach the Director of Sustainability by phone, please call 509-313-5571. To reach the AmeriCorps Members serving with the Office, please call 509-313-4893. For general inquiries about sustainability at Gonzaga University, please email us.