Chief Sustainability Officer and Executive Director of Campus Planning
Dano Weisbord (he/him) joined Tufts in 2022 working with senior leadership to further Tufts’ commitment to be a higher education leader in sustainability and climate matters. He is working across the university to bridge campus operations with education, co-curricular, and research activities. Dano came to Tufts from Smith College where he held the position of Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Sustainability, and COVID-19 Administrator. Dano was responsible for large-scale planning projects at Smith including the electrification and decarbonization of a thermal and electric district energy system. Over his fourteen years at Smith, Dano also served as Director of the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability and was the College’s Founding Director of Sustainability establishing sustainability and campus planning functions.
Previously, Dano advised on corporate environmental responsibility strategy for CLF Ventures in Boston MA, where clients included international mining, energy and real-estate companies, and organized a regional wind-power industry alliance. He was a director of the Global Association of Corporate Sustainability Officers in London, and lead author on Sustainable Endowments Institute’s Greening the Bottom Line. Dano Weisbord is a special advisor at Nestor Advisors focusing on corporate sustainability strategy, conducting strategic reviews and consulting across higher education, energy, international NGO, mining and real-estate sectors.
A Jumbo, Dano has a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from Rhode Island School of Design.
Tina Woolston (she/her) has been the Director of the Office of Sustainability at Tufts since 2010. She first joined the Office in 2007 as the project coordinator focusing on outreach and education. She works with senior administrators and departments across Tufts to develop and support Tufts sustainability goals and efforts, ranging from transportation to carbon neutrality planning, sustainable living communities, and new student and employee orientations.While at Tufts she has created peer to peer and general education programs for students and employees; the Green Fund for on-campus community led projects; courses focused on action for sustainability; and facilitated President Monaco’s 2011 University-wide Sustainability Council that developed goals and recommendations for the university in the areas of water, waste, energy & emissions. She expanded the office and created a robust student internship program that works on recycling education and outreach, composting, co-curricular education, sustainability communications, and tracks Tufts progress towards sustainability and carbon neutrality, among other things.
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 as part of The Climate Reality Project. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science and Ruminant Nutrition from Cornell University and a certificate in Community Environmental Education from the Urban and Environment Policy and Planning Department.
Jennifer (she/her) joined the Office of Sustainability in November 2021 leading their communications strategies to amplify the sustainability initiatives happening at all Tufts campuses. Previously, Jenn worked at a variety of environmental non-profits and throughout the Northeast focusing on communications, fundraising, and environmental education. She spent three years directing the development and marketing strategies at The Nature Connection and two years coordinating educational programming and outreach at Mass Audubon. Jenn also completed a year of AmeriCorps service leading youth education and community engagement initiatives at North County Land Trust. She earned a B.S. in Environmental Science and a minor in English from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. In her free time, Jenn enjoys getting outside on foot or a bike, trying new foods, and playing with four-legged friends. An avid animal and nature lover, Jenn brings a strong passion for the environment and the desire to engage others in sustainable action.
Education and Outreach Specialist
Ann (she/her) joined the Office of Sustainability in April 2021 as the Education and Outreach Specialist. Ann is passionate about the critical role that education and engagement can play in creating a more sustainable, climate conscious world. Ann blends her research on the ways young climate activists manage emotions around climate change with the programming she runs for the Office of Sustainability. Ann received her PhD in Sociology from Brandeis University and graduated from Siena College with a BA in Sociology and a certificate in Community Development. While at Siena, she spent four years as an AmeriCorps member through the Bonner Service Leaders Program. Ann enjoys exploring new places, spending time outside, and trying new restaurants or recipes.
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Tiffany (she/her) joined the Office of Sustainability in July 2023 as Senior Administrative Coordinator for Dano Weisbord & Karen Mulder. Tiffany previously worked at Mass General Hospital as an Administrative Manager and brings over a decade of experience in project management, executive support, operations, and customer service. She shares a passion for sustainability and her background in operations and strategic planning go hand-in-hand with her role supporting the Office of Sustainability and Office of University Strategy & Program Development at Tufts. In her free time she enjoys exercise, mentoring, comedy shows, and reading. Her most recent adventures include traveling Germany and buying a new kitty!
Supervisor for Recycling and Waste Reduction
Kaitlyn (she/her) joined the Office of Sustainability in June of 2021 and in July 2022 transitioned her role into Facilities Services while remaining a key partner of our office. A graduate of Appalachian State University, she studied sustainable development and how society interacts with and impacts its environment. Prior to coming to Tufts, she worked for the non-profit Clean Ocean Access, where she created programs for commercial businesses and schools to implement sustainable waste management practices. She is passionate about environmental education and the intersections between social, racial, and environmental justice. In her spare time, Kaitlyn enjoys helping her friends go zero-waste, running, hiking, and playing rugby.
Grafton Campus Sustainability Intern
Fall '21 - Present
Eleanor (she/her) is a second year masters student on the Grafton campus in the DVM/MPH dual degree program working towards her veterinary degree along with a Masters in Public Health. She is from Newton, MA and attended The University of Vermont where she majored in Animal and Veterinary Science, concentrating in Dairy Production. Her interests include public health in relation to the livestock industry, and integrating sustainable farming practices. Outside of school, she loves hiking, being outdoors, or racing triathlons.
CORE Fellows Interns
Sustainable CORE Fellows Coordinator
Summer '22 - Present
ShaSha (she/her) is a junior from Boise, ID who is majoring in Biology, Psychology, and Environmental Studies. She has been integral to the creation of the CORE Fellows program. This fall, she hopes to learn more about the ever-evolving environmental space and is excited to see the CORE Fellows grow and adapt. In her free time, she enjoys playing frisbee/spikeball, hammocking, making jewelry, and drawing.
Lead Communications Intern
Jem (they/them) is a first year PhD student in English at Tufts. They earned a bachelor's degree in English and Economics from Wesleyan University. Their research interests lie in 20th-century literature and queer theory. Outside of the classroom, Jem enjoys playing frisbee, listening to music, and exploring nature. Jem is excited to be a part of the communications team at the Office of Sustainability!
Digital Design & Videography Intern
Sasha (she/her) is a junior from Los Angeles, CA pursuing a double-major in Film and Media Studies and French and Francophone Cultural Studies. She is passionate about environmental and social justice, and her work often revolves around writing, filming, and editing video art. In her free time, Sasha loves the beach, music, and walking dogs in the Medford/Somerville community. Sasha is so excited to be part of the OOS team designing graphics and videos!
Marketing & Content Intern
Andrea (she/her) is a freshman in the Combined Degree Program at Tufts currently planning on pursuing a B.A in Computer Science and a B.F.A in Studio Art. She is passionate about the overlap between technology and sustainability. Back home in Massachusetts, Andrea interned as a graphic designer at her local TV station working with multiple non-profits to bring their visions to life, and led a mural project to paint the entranceway of the local elementary school. In her free time, she enjoys developing games, going to museums, and visiting local street markets. She is deeply passionate about supporting her community and hopes to spread awareness in her position as a marketing and content intern at the Tufts Office of Sustainability.
Green Fund Intern
Green Fund Coordinator
Alison (she/her) is a first year master’s student at The Fletcher School, studying Environmental Policy and International Development. She has a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Policy from Gettysburg College and previously worked for the Department of Justice. Alison is from Newburyport, MA and loves spending time outside biking, sitting in the sun, and chasing her dog at the beach.