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Tina Woolston

Program Director

Tina Woolston (She/Her) a LEED Green Associate, 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.

Kristen Kaufman

Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator

Kristen (She/Her) joined the Office of Sustainability in June 2019. She is a graduate of Emory University, where she studied anthropology and sustainability and conducted research on cross-cultural approaches to natural resource management in Australia. Prior to coming to Tufts, Kristen transitioned through a variety of sustainability roles at Emory, from Sustainability Programming intern to Waste Management Education and Outreach intern, and finally to a Zero Landfill Waste intern supporting a campus-wide waste policy roll-out. She also worked at community development non-profit Livable Buckhead, where she coordinated a recycling program for commercial office buildings. She is passionate about environmental philosophies, land rights, systems-thinking, and (of course) zero waste! In her spare time, Kristen enjoys hiking, hammocking, and exploring her community.

Recycling Interns

Lily Sandholm

Recycling 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 Assistant Coordinator
Spring '21 - Present
Kat (she/her) is a junior majoring in Applied Environmental Studies and minoring in Entrepreneurial Leadership. In addition to being an eco-rep assistant 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 assistant coordinator is to get rid of the stereotypes that people often associate with what an eco-friendly person resembles.

Sophie Impelliterri

Eco-Rep Assistant Coordinator
Fall '20 - Present

Sophie (She/Her) is a junior studying environmental engineering. She is excited to be an assistant coordinator for the Eco Reps this year, after being the Eco Rep for Lewis Hall last year. On campus, she is also involved in Tufts Engineers Without Borders. In her free time, she loves taking dance classes, doing yoga, and talking to people about sustainability!

Communication Interns

Alfonso Martin Syquia

Summer Lead Communications Intern
Fall '19 - Present

Alfonso (He/Him) is a rising senior from Alabang, 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.

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.

Grafton Campus

Hailey Wiper

Grafton Intern
Spring '21 - Present

Hailey (she/her) is a graduate student in the Master’s in Conservation Medicine program at the Tufts Grafton campus. Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, Hailey was surrounded by sustainability-minded people. She attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where she earned a B.A. in Biology, with minors in French and Global Studies, and conducted beach cleanups on the weekend. Hailey dreams of being a wildlife veterinarian and researcher, and she has worked with wildlife rescue organizations across the country. She is passionate about novel solutions to waste, particularly in medical settings. During her free time, she can be found knitting, repairing broken items, and doting on her dog, Nova.

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!