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Dano Weisbord

Executive Director, Sustainability and Chief Sustainability Officer

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

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.

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 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.

Ann Ward

Education and Outreach Program Administrator

Ann (she/her) joined the Office of Sustainability in April 2021 as the Education and Outreach Program Administrator. Ann is passionate about the critical role that education and engagement can play in creating a more sustainable, climate conscious world. As a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at Brandeis University, Ann is currently writing a dissertation focused on the way young climate activists mobilize storytelling and manage emotions around climate change. She graduated from Siena College with a degree 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.

Facilities Partner

Kaitlyn Reed

Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator

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.

Sustainability Interns

Allison Larmann

Lead Sustainability Intern
Fall '20 - Present

Allison (she/her) earned a MA in Law and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School. She is originally from Indiana and spent the 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. As the Lead Communications Intern at the Tufts Office of Sustainability, Allison led the OOS communications team in making sustainable practices and information accessible and relevant to everyone at Tufts.

Emilia Dick Fiora del Fabro

Programs Intern
Summer '22 - Present

Emilia (she/her) is a senior enrolled in the Tufts combined degree program. She is studying Environmental Science and International Relations for her BA, and will go on to do an MA in Environmental Policy and Planning. During the school year, Emilia works in the theater department as a seamstress. Alongside sewing, she enjoys running, cider making, and cooking, as some of her hobbies.

Jaeyoung Cha

Boston Campus Sustainability Intern
Fall '21 - Present

Jaeyoung (she/her) is a second year MPH student in Nutrition at Tufts School of Medicine. She is originally from South Korea, and did her undergraduate degree 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. She looks forward to having a positive impact on sustainability efforts on the Boston campus as an intern at the Office of Sustainability.

Eleanor Kharasch

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.

Sulagna Datta

Research Intern
Fall '22 - Present

Sulagna (she/her) is a second-year graduate student at The Fletcher School - focusing on Environmental Policy and International Development. She is passionate about corporate sustainability, circular economies and emission reductions. She grew up in Oman, U.A.E and India. Prior to Tufts, Sulagna was an investment analyst with Goldman Sachs, and a social impact consultant with Sattva Consulting.

Sulagna holds as Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode.

Recycling Interns

Rosemary Loer

Recycling Data Intern
Fall '21 - Present

Rosemary (she/her) is a senior from Massachusetts majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Latin. Her interests include ocean engineering, renewable energy, and Classics. Rosemary also currently serves as president for Tufts Energy Group. She loves hiking, being outdoors, and painting. In this position, she is excited to combine her love for both the environment and Tufts by helping to organize and present the university's recycling data in a useful way.

Sierra Moll

Specialty Recycling Intern
Fall '22 - Present

Sierra (she/her) is a sophomore from Seattle, WA planning to major in Environmental Studies. Her passions relating to environmentalism include waste reduction and diversion, environmental justice, and sustainability. She is very excited to assist with the management of Tufts' many specialty recycling streams. Outside of the OOS, Sierra can be found in deep contemplation in the cheese aisle of Dave's Fresh Pasta as she shops for Cheese Club's next event, hitting the gym, or putting generous amounts of crunchy peanut butter onto her morning oatmeal.

Eco Rep Interns

Sam Russo

Eco Rep Coordinator
Fall '21 - Present

Sam (he/him) is a Master’s student from New Jersey studying computer science. Some of his favorite things are words, games, and word games. In his free time, he enjoys cooking projects (salt & pepper ice cream was one summer project), reading, and hanging out on organic farms. He’s so excited to be back with Eco Reps for his sixth semester and is looking forward to exploring how the program can grow moving forward.

ShaSha Kingston

Eco Rep Assistant Coordinator
Summer '22 - Present

ShaSha (she/her) is a junior from Boise, Idaho who plans to major in Biology, Psychology, and Environmental Studies. She loves hammocking, taking photos, playing spikeball/frisbee, making jewelry and drawing. ShaSha is super excited to help lead the Eco Rep program and promote sustainable living on campus!

Communication Interns

Adrian Huq

Sustainability Communications Intern
Fall '21 - Present

Adrian (they/them) is a junior majoring in Applied Environmental Studies and minoring 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. For the group's now-approved Climate Justice Schools Proposal targeting the New Haven Board of Education, Adrian collaborates directly with school district staff to coordinate the program in New Haven Public Schools. Additionally, as Youth Coordinator at the Climate Health Education Project, Adrian has been facilitating an internship since 2018 that helps New Haven area high school students to advance climate education in their school communities. They have worked for various environmental nonprofits and organizations and also do work surrounding media and communications. Adrian is excited to intern with the OOS to disseminate information regarding sustainability to the Tufts community!

Tim Leong

Video Production Intern
Spring '22 - Present

Tim (he/him) is a senior majoring in Film and Media Studies and Political Science. He likes going on hikes, going to the beach, playing guitar, and watching horrible Netflix shows with his friends. Tim is excited to reach communities that have historically been left out of sustainability communications and to learn about how Tufts can implement policies that practice environmental justice.

Marisa McCarthy

Graphic Design and Communications Intern
Summer '22 - Present

Marisa (she/her) is a senior from Massachusetts majoring in Environmental Studies and Studio Art in the Tufts/SMFA Combined Degree program. She is passionate about environmental justice and women’s rights, and explores multicultural experiences in her art. In her free time, Marisa loves going to the beach, painting, and reading outside. Marisa is so excited to be part of the OOS team designing graphics and doing other outreach!

Green Fund Intern

Prajna Cauvery

Green Fund Intern
Fall '22 - Present

Prajna (she/her) is an MS in Sustainability student at UEP. She has a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Amrita University. For 4 years, she co-created experiential environmental education programs for students and co-designed national and international sustainability programs at the CREST Center for Research in Ecology and Sustainable Technologies. She was recognized as a Global Schools Ambassador by UN SDSN and NAAEE's EE 30 under 30. She served as an Aspirational Districts Fellow with the Government of India in the tribal district of Barwani. She has travelled across India, studying traditional agricultural practices, eco-construction techniques and bioenergy systems by visiting grassroots organizations. Belonging to a nature-worshipping community, she deeply cares about indigenous knowledge systems and recognizes their crucial role in creating holistic solutions for the people and the planet. She is also a certified Yoga teacher and enjoys singing, trekking and spending time in nature.

Take a look at our past interns and staff too!