Tufts University was among the very first to make sustainability a high priority in its teaching, planning, and operations. The Office of Sustainability is continuing this tradition of being a forerunner by choosing the ambitious approach of fostering change on a university-wide level.
|Tina Woolston joined the Office of Sustainability in September of 2007 as the project coordinator focusing on outreach and education. She created the Eco-Ambassador program for staff and faculty, the Ex-college course Environmental Action, Shifting from Saying to Doing and a re-envisioned the existing Eco-Representative program as student-led. She works closely with other departments at Tufts to facilitate environmental sustainability across the university. Prior to coming to Tufts, Tina directed the sustainability program at Earthwatch Institute and co-founded her town’s climate action committee. She was one of the first 1,000 people to be trained by Al Gore to give the Inconvenient Truth slideshow as part of The Climate Reality Project. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science and Ruminant Nutrition from Cornell University. She took over the leadership of the Office of Sustainability in July 2010 after the departure of Sarah Hammond Creighton.|
|Education and Outreach Coordinator|
|Betsy Byrum joined the Office of Sustainability in March 2013 as the Education and Outreach Coordinator. Prior to coming to Tufts, Betsy worked as the Marketing Specialist at an environmental consulting firm in Burlington, MA, where she developed marketing and outreach campaigns, managed the company’s PR and communications program, and launched the company’s environmental and sustainability blog. She also implemented corporate sustainability initiatives as a member of the Green Team. Betsy previously held internships with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources’ Leading by Example Program, the California Coastal Commission, and her hometown wastewater treatment plant in Northern California. Betsy graduated from Middlebury College in 2010 with a joint degree in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Her interests include traveling, cooking, reading, and spending time at the beach during the summer.
|Communications and Outreach Specialist|
|Fannie Koa works part-time at the Office of Sustainability as the Communications and Outreach Specialist. She has several years of experience in marketing communications, freelance writing/editing and project management, including a stint as the Research Director of a nonprofit organization. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Fannie moved to Boston in 2000 to pursue her MBA at Babson College. She is also a practitioner of Chinese medicine and works as an acupuncturist and herbalist at the New England Community Acupuncture.|