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East Tennessee State University

The Eco-Nuts are a group of student workers that are paid by the Department of Sustainability to help run and plan sustainability events and initiatives on campus. They are all dedicated to saving our planet and making our campus more earth friendly. If you are interested in becoming an Eco-Nut please click here.



Quinn Bolewski: First Year Eco-Nut

Freshman: Criminal Justice

Favorite Book:The Merciless By: Danielle Rollins

Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo

Favorite Quote: "It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." -Leonardo Da Vinci

Fun Fact: I love to write and I love nature!

seth graves

Seth Graves: Eco-Intern

Junior: English with a Minor in Political Science

Favorite Book:The Count of Monte Cristo By: Alexander Dumas

Favorite Food: My mother's banana pudding

Favorite Quote: "To love another person is to see the face of God." -Victor Hugo

Fun Fact: Autumn is my favorite season.



Heather Godsey: Veteran Eco-Nut

Senior: Biology with a minor in Environmental Science

Favorite Book:Everything is Illuminated By: Jonathan Safran Foer

Favorite Food: Anything Italian

Favorite Quote: "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
-Albert Einstein

Fun Fact: I have five dogs and love every last one of them.

Madison Hayton


Madison Hayton: Veteran Eco-Nut

Sophomore: Studio Art

Favorite Book:Me Before You By: Jojo Moyes

Favorite Food: Kiwi

Favorite Quote: “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” - Rachel Wolchin

Fun Fact: I love old school video games!.

connor hofeditz

Connor Hofeditz: First Year Eco-Nut

Freshman: Geosciences

Favorite Book: Pride and Prejudice By: Jane Austen

Favorite Food: Biscuits and chocolate

Favorite Quote: "Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth - Put out my hand and touched the face of God." - John Gillespie Magee Jr.

Fun Fact: My shoulders are double-jointed, so I can clap my elbows together like a seal.


Millie Holliday: Veteran Eco-Nut

Senior: Double Major in International Affairs and Political Science

Favorite book: Born a Crime By: Trevor Noah

Favorite Food: Ratatouille

Favorite Quote: “In this world, there's room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.” - Charlie Chaplin

Fun Fact: I am afraid of balloons, they make me nervous.




Madison Huber: First Year Eco-Nut

Freshman: Interior Architecture

Favorite Book:All the Light We Cannot See By: Anthony Doerr

Favorite Food: Hot Wings

Favorite Quote: “If people reach perfection they vanish, you know.” -T.H. White

Fun Fact: I have a pet hedgehog and I love to hike!

Syd Jobe

Sydney Jobe: Veteran Eco-Nut

Sophomore: Biology with an Environmental Studies Minor

Favorite Book: Coraline By: Neil Gaiman

Favorite Food: Grilled Cheese

Favorite Quote: Is mayonnaise an instrument? -Patrick Star

Fun Fact: Up until last year I thought Alaska was an island in the Pacific Ocean...

chloe poole


Chloe Poole: First Year Eco-Nut

Freshman: Clinical Psychology

Favorite Book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban By: J.K. Rowling

Favorite Food: Chicken Parmesan

Favorite Quote: “Be weird, be random, be who you are. Because you never know who would love the person you hide.” – C.S. Lewis

Fun Fact: I danced for twelve years.

Sam Rinehart

Sam Rinehart: First Year Eco-Nut

Freshman: Digital Media

Favorite Book: Night Shift By: Stephen King

Favorite Food: Beef stew

Favorite Quote: “To ignore the plight of those one might conceivably save is not wisdom─it is indolence. We must all protect that which we hold most dear in the manner of our own choosing.” – Louisoix Leveilleur, Final Fantasy XIV

Fun Fact: One of my most treasured collections is of my Bakugan toys and merchandise I’ve gotten over the years. It was my favorite TV show growing up, and it’s still near and dear to my heart.



Logan Sherrer: Veteran Eco-Nut

Junior: Radiographic Science/Pre-Occupational Therapy with a minor in Psychology

Favorite Book:The Stranger By: Albert Camus

Favorite Food: Thai Curry

Favorite Quote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fun Fact: I was named after Wolverine

Kaylee Tollefson

Kaylee Tollefson: First Year Eco-Nut

Sophomore: Interior Architect

Favorite Book: The Kite Runner By: Khaled Hosseini

Favorite Food: Watermelon

Favorite Quote: “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” – Thoreau

Fun Fact: I earned my black belt in karate by the fourth grade.

Mia Veal

Mia Veal: Veteran Eco-Nut

Sophomore: Communication Studies with a Minor in Geology and Environmental Studies

Favorite Book: The Magic of Thinking Big By: David J. Schwartz

Favorite Food: Raspberries

Favorite Quote: Stay Positive, it's more fun! -Unknown

Fun Fact: I am a black belt in kempo karate!




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