Saiyare Refaei

Coordinator for Sustainability Integration

Anderson University Center - Room 153
  • Professional


  • BA, Environmental Studies, Pacific Lutheran University, 2014

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Anthropology (minor)
  • Hispanic Studies (minor)
  • Studio Arts (minor)
  • Community Art


  • engages campus community and university partners in opportunities to increase learning, alignment, and broad impact of sustainability initiatives
  • develops, collects, and shares educational resources that support faculty in utilizing various campus spaces and structures as course-based learning contexts and identify other opportunities for all dimensions of sustainability to be integrated in curricular and co-curricular learning and experiences by all members of the campus community
  • manages the allocation of funds associated with the DJS funding process
  • collaborates with the Sustainability Committee, monitor and report process on university-wide sustainability commitments
  • Serves on the University Diversity Committee
  • serves as a lead person for staffing, supervision and maintenance of the PLU Community Garden
  • Serves as a member of the Center’s Coalition
  • Other duties include with the alignment with PLU’s strategic goal and mission, and the continued integration of diversity, justice, and sustainability into the living, learning, and working life of the university