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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

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.

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.

Research Interns

Gowri Kashyap

Research Intern
Fall '22 - Present

Gowri (she/her) is a junior at Tufts studying International Relations and Environmental Studies. Growing up in India, she developed a passion for climate justice and international political issues from a young age. Gowri was also a Tisch Summer Fellow, where she interned for an environmental organization called Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) based in Cambridge. After graduating in 2024, she aspires to work in the environmental policy and climate diplomacy space.

Recycling Interns

Ryan Pratt

Specialty Recycling Intern
Spring '23 - Present

Ryan (he/him) is a junior at Tufts majoring in Quantitative Economics, Math, and French. He recently studied abroad in Paris. His interests beyond sustainability at Tufts include theater and classical music and he is an active clarinet player in the Tufts University Wind Ensemble.

Eco Rep Interns

ShaSha Kingston

Eco Rep Co-Coordinator
Summer '22 - Present

ShaSha (she/her) is a junior from Boise, ID who is majoring in Biology, Psychology, and Environmental Studies. She's been part of the Eco Rep program for the past year and a half and is excited about returning as a coordinator this semester. This fall, she hopes to learn more about the ever-evolving environmental space and is excited to see Eco Reps grow and adapt along with it. In her free time, she enjoys playing frisbee/spikeball, hammocking, making jewelry, and drawing.

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. Additionally, as Youth Coordinator at the Climate Health Education Project, Adrian has been facilitating an internship since 2018 that supports New Haven area high school students in advancing climate education in their school communities. Adrian also collaborates directly with New Haven Public Schools staff to coordinate a program called Climate Justice Schools in their high schools. They have worked for various environmental nonprofits and organizations and also do work surrounding media and communications. Adrian enjoys disseminating information regarding sustainability to the Tufts community through their role at the OOS!

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!