Having recently graduated from the University of St Andrews with an MA in Sustainable Development, Sam is now the team’s new Project Officer. His role will focus mainly on all things waste related such as St AndRe-use and beach cleans, but will also be supporting the group with media and communications, as well as helping integrate sustainability into local research.
As a student over the past four years Sam has played a role in several environmental projects, campaigns and groups. He volunteered with many of Transition’s projects such as St AndRe-Use, Bike Pool and Edible Campus; been involved in local campaigns such as Divestment: Fossil Free St Andrews and St Andrews Watershed, which aims to tackle single-use plastics across the University; and along with two friends in 2015 set up Pop Down Project, a waste awareness collective that focused on redistributing post-consumer foodstuffs in a cafe-like space. Now in a staff role, Sam is more than excited to be involved full-time in the local community around sustainability initiatives!
On top of his love for nature and sustainability, Sam also enjoys his sports, spending time with mates and his dog, Lucky.