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Board Members, Beloit College Revolving Loan Fund

Aliza Tresser, Chair, Student

Major: Environmental Studies; Environmental Justice and Citizenship, Dance Minor

Aliza Tresser





Aliza Tresser has been involved with the Revolving Loan Fund since her sophomore year at Beloit, and currently serves as the student Chair of the Fund. A Junior at Beloit College, she is from the Cleveland area.  She hopes to see the fund continue to facilitate projects that improve the sustainability of Beloit College, environmentally, socially, and economically.  She can’t wait to see what projects the fund will implement this year, and help students passionate about sustainability see their visions through.


Britta Johnson, Student

Major: Undeclared

Britta Johnson 

Britta Johnson is a Beloit College sophomore from Hastings, Minnesota. She is currently undeclared, but is thinking about a Political Science and Spanish double major. Britta revitalized her intrigue in sustainability after attending Solar Spring Break through Beloit College where she installed solar arrays in Boulder, Colorado. She became interested in the Revolving Loan Fund after participating as a member of Funding Board.  She thought the idea of a "sustainably-bent Funding Board" was awesome.


Lucca Castrucci, Student

Major:  Double major in Public Policy and History

Lucca Castrucci 

Lucca Castrucci initially got involved with the Revolving Loans Fund (RLF) during his first year at Beloit when he put together an action team to create a proposal for the RLF. He regularly attended RLF meetings during the Fall of 2015 and formally joined the board in the Fall of 2016. Lucca tries to bridge sustainability projects on Beloit with the student government, either connecting other students to its resources or making proposals himself.


Geoffrey Stevens, Student

Major:  Business Economics

Geoffrey Stevens 

Geoffrey Stevens is Business Economics Major. A senior at Beloit College, he is from Harvard, Massachusetts. His interest and original exposure to the revolving loan fund are derived from the business finance coursework completed within his major. The unique opportunity for collaboration between faculty and students is particularly appealing to him. Geoffrey joins the revolving loan fund with the goal of optimizing the allocation of capital to maximize sustainability at the college. 


Bruce Hamilton, Facilities Dept, Maintenance Supervisor 

Bruce Hamilton was asked to replace a vacancy with the committee 2.5 years ago and has been serving ever since. Through his many years of experience with Beloit College, he supports the members of the committee with information regarding campus buildings and systems. He also coordinates with contractors during a projects execution.


Darlington Sabasi, Economics Professor

An Assistant Professor of Economics, Darlington Sabasi completed a Ph.D. in applied economics and an M.S. in statistics at Washington State University. He also holds an M.S. in agricultural and applied economics and an M.S. in environmental and natural resources, both from the University of Wyoming, and a B.S. in agribusiness from Africa University in Zimbabwe. Darlington’s research and teaching interests include agricultural economics, environmental economics, experimental economics, industrial organization, and business and finance management.


Jermaine Moulton, Economics Professor

As an Assistant Professor of Economics, Jermaine Moulton completed his Ph.D. in economics at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He also holds a M.Sc. in economics and a B.Sc. in economics and statistics from the University of the West Indies.  Jermaine’s research and teaching interests include quantitative economics, energy economics, environmental economics, and poverty and discrimination.


Sustainability Coordinator: currently vacant


Warren Palmer, Professor of Economics

Warren Palmer is the Elbert H. Neese, Jr. Professor of Economics and  has served on the BCRLF since its inception. A founding member of the Environmental Studies Program, he has organized several campus-wide environmental programs including the 40th Earth Day celebration entitled “Can Markets 'Save the Earth?' An Earth Day Forum on Carbon Taxes and Carbon Permits” and the seventh Miller Upton Forum on “Economic Policy and the Challenges of Climate Change” with 2014 Miller Upton Scholar Robert N. Stavins and eleven other speakers.  A late entrant into academia, Warren and his spouse once lived in Montana, building a cabin, gardening, and writing for Organic Gardening magazine. They even operated a small farm, at least according to the 1980 census worker who claimed that growing bedding plants for sale made their four acre homestead a "small farm".

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