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Andrew Farias

Student at Carleton College majoring in Environmental Studies & Political Science
Andrew Farias hails from Houston, Texas but has found a temporary home at Carleton as a recipient of the Posse Foundation Full-Tuition Leadership Scholarship. Andrew is a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science, which he intends to use in preparing him for a career in environmental policy. His coursework has further encouraged his passions in learning about how waste management and water conservation are impacted by legislative actions. When not in class, Andrew loves leading or participating in one of many student organizations across campus, such as Environmental Carls Organized, Swipe Out Hunger, and the Carleton Student Association. As a Sustainability Assistant and as a CCCE Environmental Systems Fellow, he enjoys creating a more environmentally-conscious campus culture while furthering Carleton's mission for sustainability and stewardship.
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Andrew Farias Earns Academic Honors from Carleton College

Andrew Farias of Houston, TX, was recognized May 31 at Carleton College's Honors Convocation. Farias received the following honor(s): Mellon Graduate School Exploration Fellowship. A cherished Ca...

June, 18 2019 - Verified by Carleton College
Andrew Farias Earns Academic Honors from Carleton College

At the end of every academic year, the Carleton community gathers at Honors Convocation to recognize faculty and students for their accomplishments and service. Andrew Farias, a student from Housto...

July, 02 2018 - Verified by Carleton College
Andrew Farias Enrolled in Carleton College Class of 2021

Andrew Farias of Houston, TX, has enrolled at Carleton College as a member of the Class of 2021. The class of 2021 has 526 students, representing 46 states and 21 countries (eleven percent are int...

October, 13 2017 - Verified by Carleton College
Alumni Council
Fall 2019 - Carleton College
Humans of Carleton
Publish weekly Facebook posts with interviews of Carleton students, faculty, and staff to foster an environment of understanding and companionship on campus
Fall 2018 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Fellowship in Christ
Manage budget for campus-wide religious events such as chapel services and Christian interest house get-togethers
Fall 2018 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
Attend weekly meetings to discuss Hispanic cultural events on campus for students Assist in planning, preparation, and photography of events such as Da de Los Muertos and end of term study breaks
Fall 2018 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Carleton Choir
Participate in choral activities in preparation for termly vocal concerts
Fall 2018 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Queer Peers
Mentor LGBTQIA+ student on how to navigate queer spaces at Carleton while addressing challenges and concerns they may encounter
Fall 2018 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Swipe Out Hunger
Coordinate termly events wherein student meal swipes are converted into donations to combat food insecurity during breaks and throughout the school year Collected 465 student meal swipes in the Fall of 2018, equating to over $1,000 in donations
Spring 2018 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Environmental Advisory Committee
Approve budgets, review projects, and support initiatives that align with the campus carbon-free Climate Action Plan
Fall 2017 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Carleton Student Association Senate (CSA Senate)
Fall 2017 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Food Recovery Network
Recover food bi-weekly from dining centers to be redistributed to community shelters and schools Assisted in recovering over 8,782 lbs. of food during the 2017-18 school year
Fall 2017 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Environmental Carls Organized
Developed a new program to recover leftover college dorm essentials for a beginning-of-the-year student garage sale
Fall 2017 - Winter 2018-2019 - Carleton College
Environmental Systems Fellow at Center for Community and Civic Engagement
September 2019 - Present
Policy Fellow at Harris County Judge's Office
June 2019 - Present
Sustainability Assistant at Sustainability Office

Drafting a Zero Waste Plan to ensure the campus diverts 90% of waste from the landfill by 2030
Conduct audits in student dining halls to calculate post-consumer plate waste and take steps to reduce food waste
Advise community members at sporting events about Carletons triple-bin compost, recycling, and landfill stations

August 2018 - Present
Grant Program Extern at Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation

Assisted in filing grant paperwork, organizing board books, and researching resource materials
Conducted informational interviews with organization leaders concerning their environmental careers
Wrote an article documenting the environmental impact of Hurricane Harvey on coastal ecosystems

November 2017 - December 2017
Secretary at Carleton Student Association

Attend bi-weekly Senate and Budget Committee meetings to take detailed meeting minutes
Prepare and post meeting minutes to CSA website
Moderate and distribute the All-Campus Email twice each week

September 2017 - June 2018
Summer Intern at Energy Corridor District

Created and implemented surveys that address needs and demographics of the Energy Corridor community
Designed marketing materials for community activities and special events
Identified faulty infrastructure and public areas with needs for improvement
Surveyed the public at various locations throughout the district

June 2017 - August 2017
Summer Research Intern at Rice University

Position secured through Research Experience for High School Students (REHSS)

Interned in Biosciences lab at Rice University

Focused on studying male aggression in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

Wrote a research report on future scientific work in fruit fly genome editing

June 2016 - July 2016
Hurricane Harvey: Upstream Floods, Downstream Waters
The environmental impact of Hurricane Harvey on coastal ecosystems.
Got Milk? Climate Change and the Dairy Industry
Research indicates climate change and the dairy industry are related more than we think. The negative outcomes of this relationship may harm the environment, the economy, and the energy industry.


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