Saint John’s Sustainability Staff

Brandon Dorsey

Brandon Dorsey: Sustainability Student Project Manager

Brandon is a Senior majoring in Business Management. Brandon joined the team after his experiences studying in China gave him the desire to advocate for a more sustainable SJU community. Since joining the Office of Sustainability, Brandon has worked to bring about numerous campus projects, including SJU's Energy Corps initiative and marketing campaign. On campus, Brandon is also a Resident Assistant and Student Ambassador.

Alexander Celeste

Alexander Celeste: Sustainability Student Web Presence Manager

Alex is a senior majoring in Peace Studies with his focus on the intersections between modern (social) technology and nonviolence. Alex joined the SJU Office of Sustainability at Jacob’s request to be the primary manager of the website presence of the office, but he is also sharing any expertise and ideas he has with the entire staff as applicable. Alex has a wide background in web and iOS/Mac programming which he brings to the task of web presence manager as well as a keen interest in helping to keep CSB/SJU sustainable and in educating the student body on the projects that the SJU Office of Sustainability is already doing.

Jacob Saffert

Jacob Saffert: Sustainability Student Project Manager

Jacob is a senior political science major with a minor in environmental studies. Last summer, he interned with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, an environmental nonprofit in St. Paul. He worked for the transport and land use department researching how public health in the Twin Cities is impacted by transportation. Jacob’s research focused specifically on how increasing bicycle commuter rates in Minneapolis would lead to less obesity and lower rates of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, etc. because of increased physical activity in people's everyday lives.

Stephen Katz

Stephen Katz: Sustainability Student Project Manager

Stephen Katz is a senior physics major, with minors in math and political science.  During the academic year, he works at the Outdoor Leadership Center and Alcuin Library.  His interests include cycling, climbing, sailing, hiking, and gardening. He is particularly interested in studying the sustainable cultivation and production of food. After graduating from Saint John's, Stephen plans to complete a masters program in mechanical engineering, and to explore the field of sustainable technology.