Meet Our People
Abby Myklebust, Volunteer Coordinator
Abby Myklebust is a junior studying Environmental Science with a minor in geology. Having grown up in Lewiston, Idaho, she has always had a love for nature and being outdoors. Along with her love of nature, she also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, singing in the U of I Jazz Choir, theatre, and spending time with family.
Sacha Wells, Projects Coordinator
Sacha Wells is a senior majoring in ecology and conservation biology and minoring in environmental communication. Wells is passionate about environmental education and science communication. She hopes to use her degree to educate the public about the beauty and wonder of the natural world. She also has many creative hobbies that including crafting and sewing. And she can tell you nearly everything about sloth bears.
Ruby Breitsprecher, Leadership Coordinator
Ruby Breitsprecher is a senior pursuing a degree in environmental science and a certificate in climate change. She loves to be in the mountains, especially when backpacking or skiing. She also loves to serve her community, and she is looking forward to being of service this year in her work at the U of I Sustainability Center by helping the campus community become more sustainable.
Olivia Wiebe, Sustainability and Student Engagement Coordinator
Olivia Wiebe is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in Environmental Science and Geology. She has spent years of her life around a campfire and thrives in the mountains. Her love of the outdoors evolved into a passion for conservation and environmental protection. She jumps at any opportunity to share her knowledge and enthusiasm for sustainability. A native of Spokane, water quality and stream health are her top environmental interests. With her border collie Delilah by her side, she is always ready for the next wilderness adventure.
Jeannie Matheison, Sustainability Center Director
A northwest native passionate about conservation for the common good, Jeannie Matheison enables student-staff-faculty visions in support of carbon neutrality. She has a dozen years of experience managing university, non-profit and rural county sustainability programs, including ten years growing the U of I Sustainability Center. Jeannie has a degree in environmental policy from WSU and she is pursuing a master's at U of I.