Monday, March 13, 2017

HUMANS OF SECS: ANNA TSANG

What do you know, it’s time for another Humans of SECS! This is Anna Tsang, who is one of our Political Action co-chairs. Anna is a senior studying Environmental Economics and Policy. She has been a member of SECS for two years, and a Political Action chair since the beginning of this school year. Outside of SECS, she is also a Marketing Intern for the Student Sustainability Committee. Anna has interned with the Sierra Club in Washington D.C. and for Illinois State Senator Scott Bennett during her time at UIUC.



I realized I wanted to dedicate my life to protecting the environment when I was in high school. I believe that animals are the minority of our society who don't have a right to vote or a voice to express their struggles. So, my role is to fight against the injustice done to wildlife who are pushed out of their own habitat to point of extinction.” 


Photographs by Maggie Golden

Monday, February 27, 2017

HUMANS OF SECS: CARLOS CRUZ

It’s time for another Humans of SECS! Today, we’d like you to meet Carlos Cruz, our current treasurer. Carlos has been a member of SECS for nearly four years and has been our treasurer since last spring. Prior to serving as treasurer, Carlos was a part of our Weatherization/Sustainable Business sub-committees. He is a senior studying Finance, and is also part of the Illinois Men’s Rugby Club.



“My proudest moment with SECS was back before the Weatherization group changed to the Sustainable Business Committee. We created kits with simple, DIY products that could be used to insulate homes and improve energy efficiency. We worked with a local church to present the kits and explain their use to the church's constituents, offering follow-up help with installation if needed. To me, stewardship to the environment is stewardship to humanity; that project exemplified our innate connection to the earth and everyone on it, regardless of differences.”


Photographs by Maggie Golden