Sustainability Manager – Briar Schoon
Briar is the college’s Sustainability Manager, with the focus of mainstreaming sustainability throughout all college practices district-wide. She has taught sustainability courses at PCC and sits on the Board of Directors for the Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network. She holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainability from Arizona State University, as well as a B.A. in Sustainability and a B.S. in Justice Studies. She is a LEED Green Associate and received her Master Gardener certification in 2016. Briar has represented the college at the local, national and international-level, most recently at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany! Prior to her role as the Sustainability Manager, she worked as the Sustainability Analyst for PCC, completing the college’s greenhouse gas inventories and STARS reports. She likes to spend her free time crafting, gardening, and playing with her kitty.
Sustainability Analyst – Stephania Fregosi
Stephania Fregosi is the college’s Sustainability Analyst. She completes greenhouse gas inventories, the STARS report, does research, and provides other support. She earned her Masters of Studies in Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School and her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College. Stephania has worked in a variety of sustainability roles including sustainability coordination, project management, environmental assessment, community development, and environmental education. She has a passion for social justice, equity, and inclusion and recently served on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee as part of AASHE’s advisory board. Stephania spends her free time with her family and dyeing yarn and fiber for other crafters.
Sustainability Assistant – Rachel Zarfas
Rachel is the District Sustainability Assistant for PCC. She supports department leadership in studying new and proposed sustainability programs, and collaborates on PCC’s district-wide sustainability strategies. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and certificate of Environmental Studies from the University of Missouri – Columbia. Rachel brings over a decade of experience working in environmental field with focuses on food waste recovery, recycling, waste minimization and sustainability. Her skill set includes program development and coordination, research, data analysis, technical assistance and outreach, environmental restoration and volunteer coordination. She is a AmeriCorps Alumni and certified Master Recycler and Mentor. She is also volunteering to advance local healthy food accessibility by helping manage a urban garden and start a new farmer’s market in her neighborhood. Rachel is eager to leverage her experience to contribute to the college’s sustainability commitment to strategize a foundation for sustainability that will ensure consistent and lasting progress is made in this rapidly evolving field. She likes to spend her free time gardening, crafting, exercising, camping and learning new skills. She has enjoyed taking dozens of non-credit classes at PCC over the years!
Strategic Energy Associate – Anna Brown
Anna earned her Bachelor of Science from PSU in Environmental Studies with a focus on Urban Planning. She has a strong passion for innovative projects that support equity, safety and global community building. When she’s not fighting for socio-environmental justice, she loves spending time outdoors with friends, baking many sweet treats and delicious foods and dancing.
Raquel is the sustainability outreach coordinator at PCC. She focuses on social media outreach, maintains the Student Sustainability Hub and updates the sustainability blog. Raquel holds a B.S. in Public Health and is working on her Master’s degree at Oregon Health Science University. She is passionate about equity, social justice and community involvement! In her free time, Raquel likes to travel, hike and play rugby.