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Tina Woolston

Program Director

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.

Shoshana Dodge

Education and Outreach Program Administrator

Shoshana Dodge (She/Her) joined the Office of Sustainability in August 2016 as the Outreach and Education Program Administrator. Prior to coming to Tufts, Shoshana worked at a Boston non-profit called the Sustainable Endowments Institute, where she consulted with colleges, universities, cities and K-12 schools on financing their energy efficiency projects through green revolving funds. She also directed the development of a web tool called the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS) to help colleges easily track the energy, carbon, and financial savings from their energy conservation projects. Shoshana was a Fulbright grant recipient where she conducted research on particulate matter emissions from wood-burning cookstoves in a village outside of Pune, India, testing out a more efficient stove with the villagers. Shoshana graduated from St. Olaf College in 2010 with majors in Biology and Environmental Studies. She enjoys gardening, ice cream, and environmental activism.

Kaitlyn Reed

Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator

Kaitlyn (She/Her) joined the Office of Sustainability in June of 2021. 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.

Jennifer Reilly

Communications Specialist

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, a non-profit in Concord, MA, and two years coordinating educational programming and outreach at a Mass Audubon's Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. Jenn also completed a year of AmeriCorps service leading youth education and community engagement initiatives at North County Land Trust in Leominster, MA. 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.

Sustainability Interns

Charu Vijay

Programs Intern
Fall '21 - Present

Charu (she/her) is a Sophomore from the Bay Area, California who is majoring in Data Science! She is super interested in agricultural/hydrological modeling because of the water distribution problem in California. In addition to working for the OOS, she is an Eco-Rep in the Food Justice area, and a member of JumboCode. In her free time, she’s probably sipping on an oat milk iced latte or trying to convince someone to drive her to Trader Joe’s. She’s hoping to help create a greener and more inclusive campus for everyone this year!

Jaeyoung Cha

Boston Campus Sustainability Intern
Fall '21 - Present

Jaeyoung (She/Her) is a first year MPH student in Nutrition at Tufts School of Medicine. She is originally from South Korea, and took her undergraduate at Virginia Tech, studying Human Nutrition, Food, and Exercise. She is interested in interdisciplinary studies between public health and environmental science, and particularly in sustainable eating and solving ocean trash problems. Besides sustainability, she loves jogging, hiking, and traveling with her friends. As an intern at the Tufts Office of Sustainability, she is looking forward to bringing a positive impact to sustainability efforts on the Boston campus.

Eleanor Kharasch

Grafton Campus Sustainability Intern
Fall '21 - Present
Eleanor (She/Her) is a first year at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and is in the DVM/MPH dual degree program. 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.

Research Interns

Megan Lam

Sustainability Research Intern
Fall '21 - Present
Megan (She/They) is a sophomore from Philadelphia, PA majoring in Community Health and Economics. She is interested in promoting health equity through sustainability policies. In addition to working for the OOS, Megan is also a member of the Tufts women's ultimate frisbee team and the Chinese Student Association. In her spare time, Megan enjoys painting, reading, and going on bike rides.

Recycling Interns

Lily Sandholm

Zero Waste Events & Outreach Intern
Summer '21 - Present

Lily (She/Her) is a junior from Madison, Wisconsin majoring in Environmental Studies and Applied Mathematics. Before taking on the role of Recycling Intern, she served as an Eco-Rep for three semesters. In addition to her work at the OOS, Lily enjoys being a member of the Tufts Philippine Student Union and working as a teaching assistant in the computer science department. She is also looking forward to being a manager for the Craft Center for the 2021-22 school year, where she hopes to combine her interests in crafts and environmentalism to create sustainability themed workshops for the Tufts community. 

Eco-Rep Interns

Kat Ezeoha

Eco-Rep Coordinator
Spring '21 - Present
Kat (she/her) is a senior majoring in Applied Environmental Studies and minoring in Entrepreneurial Leadership. In addition to being an eco-rep coordinator, she also does long and triple jump on the Tufts track & field team, but grew up playing soccer her whole life. She’s also an executive board member of Tufts Athletes of Color. In her free time, she loves going on hikes especially in her home town (Marin County, California), listening to podcasts, and doing art projects. One of her goals that she has held as both an eco-rep and now an coordinator is to get rid of the stereotypes that people often associate with what an eco-friendly person resembles.

Sophie Impelliterri

Eco-Rep Coordinator
Fall '20 - Present

Sophie (She/Her) is a senior studying Environmental Engineering. She is interested in a wide range of sustainability topics, from pollution to energy to social systems. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, reading, and playing with her dog. She loves Eco-Reps and sustainability and is excited to work with everyone in person this year!

Communication Interns

Allison Larmann

Lead Communications Intern
Fall '20 - Present

Allison (She/Her) is a first year MA in Law and Diplomacy student at The Fletcher School. She is originally from Indiana and has spent the last two years working in Malaysia with the Fulbright Program. She attended Indiana University, graduating with a B.S. in International Studies, a certificate in the Liberal Arts Management Program, and a minor in Marketing. Allison is looking forward to exploring hiking trails around the Boston area and eating all the local food. As the Lead Communications Intern at the Tufts Office of Sustainability, Allison envisions making sustainable practices and information accessible to all.

Adrian Huq

Sustainability Communications Intern
Fall '21 - Present

Adrian Huq (they/them) is a sophomore planning to major in Applied Environmental Studies and minor in Film & Media Studies. Back home in Connecticut, Adrian is a community organizer serving as the cofounder of the New Haven Climate Movement's Youth Action Team, which advocates for bold, local action on the climate crisis. Since 2018, they have also been working with the New Haven/Leon Sister City Project under their initiatives Elm Energy Efficiency Project (EEEP) and the Climate Health Education Project (CHEP) to engage New Haven school communities on climate education. As Youth Program Coordinator at CHEP, they help facilitate a student internship which advances youth leadership on climate education in New Haven area high schools. In the 2020-2021 academic year, Adrian was a Communications & Outreach Intern at the Tufts Institute of the Environment. They have worked for various environmental nonprofits and are also an intern with the Urban Resources Initiative at the Yale School of the Environment. As someone passionate about waste reduction, recycling and environmental/climate education, Adrian is excited to work with the Tufts Office of Sustainability to make an impact on campus!

Alfonso Martin Syquia

Summer Lead Communications Intern
Fall '19 - Present

Alfonso (He/Him) is a senior from Manila, Philippines studying International Relations and Environmental Studies with respective concentrations in International Economics and Sustainability and Policy. He is very interested in sustainability and how economics can take a role in encouraging more environmentally-friendly practices. He is thrilled to continue working for the OOS, and hopes that through his role he can help spread environmental knowledge to the wider Tufts community.

Jamie Yee

Video Production Intern
Fall '21 - Present

Jamie (She/Her) is a junior majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies. Her interest in environmental protection and wildlife conservation stems from growing up in her hometown located right near the Long Island Sound, where she enjoys swimming, hiking, and birding. On campus, she is a member of Tufts University Television and Animal Aid. She is looking forward to combining two passions of hers – video production and sustainability – to help educate the Tufts community on sustainable practices!

Green Fund Intern

Tom Paugh

Green Fund Intern
Summer '20 - Present

Tom (He/Him) is a sophomore from Wayland Massachusetts majoring in Community Health and Political Science. Tom loves getting outside whenever he can and has a goal of hiking all of the 4,000+ ft mountains in New Hampshire by the time he graduates. He currently has hiked 5 of them. On campus, Tom is involved with the Tufts Democrats and plays for the Tufts Club Hockey team. Tom is eager to work with the Green Fund this year and is ready to make a positive impact on campus in his position.

Take a look at our past interns too!