Board Members, Beloit College Revolving Loan Fund
Aliza Tresser, Chair, Student
Major: Environmental Studies; Environmental Justice and Citizenship, Dance Minor
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
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 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 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.
Lindsay Chapman, Sustainability Coordinator
As a Sustainability Coordinator Lindsay’s passion is to help educate and empower all Beloiters to live and work more sustainably. Lindsay holds a M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard College, and a B.S. in Psychology from George Fox University. Being a member of the Revolving Loan Fund committee is especially important because it provides students, staff, and faculty with the means to take their ideas for sustainable projects from conception to fruition.
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".