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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.

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 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.

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 rising senior, currently enrolled in the Tufts combined degree program. She is studying Environmental Science and International Relations as 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. She is excited for her role as the programs intern, and can’t wait for all the planning that goes into orientation to come into fruition!

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.

Recycling Interns

Rosemary Loer

Recycling Data Intern
Fall '21 - Present

Rosemary (she/her) is a junior from Massachusetts majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Latin. Her interests include ocean engineering, renewable energy, and Classics. Rosemary also currently serves as treasurer for Tufts Energy Group. She loves hiking and being outdoors, and is a member of Tufts Mountain Club. 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.

David Rivas

Specialty Recycling Intern
Summer '22 - Present

David (he/him) is an international student from Honduras studying here at Tufts. He is currently a rising sophomore with the intention to major in Political Science and minor in Film and Media Studies. He has an avid passion for politics, film, and mainly helping others in whichever way he can. David also likes having thoughtful conversations with others and finding ways to make his community a better place.

Emma Sodie

Recycling Programs Intern
Summer '22 - Present

Emma (she/her) is a rising junior at Tufts studying economics. She is passionate about sustainability and excited to help coordinate recycling programs at Tufts. Emma is from the Washington, DC area and loves animals, running, and hiking.

Hazel Ostrowski

Programs, Outreach, and Events
Spring '22 - Present

Hazel (she/her) is a junior from Seattle, WA studying Sociology and Environmental Communication. She is passionate about urban sustainability, environmental justice, and event planning, and is excited to help plan zero-waste events with the Office of Sustainability. On campus, Hazel also works for the Office for Campus Life and plays on the Varsity Ultimate Frisbee team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, and making crafts.

Eco-Rep Interns

Sam Russo

Eco-Rep Coordinator
Fall '21 - Present

Sam (he/him) is a junior from NJ majoring in Computer Science and Cognitive and Brain Sciences. Some of his favorite things are words, games, and word games. In his free time, he enjoys cooking projects (sweet potato ice cream and homemade ricotta, among others), reading, and hanging out on organic farms. He's so excited to work as an assistant coordinator this year and is hoping to help show how small, repeated choices can support sustainability.

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 sophomore planning 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. Since 2018, they have been working for 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 high school 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 who is passionate about waste reduction, recycling, and climate education, Adrian is excited to intern with the OOS to make an impact on campus!

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 other outreach!

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.

Arysha Madhani

Green Fund Intern
Spring '22

Arysha (she/her) is a sophomore from Los Angeles, California majoring in Environmental Studies and Economics with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is very interested in the intersection of financial and environmental sustainability as she believes climate action must be inherent within the private sector to effect real change. In addition to working for the OOS, she is a member of 180 Degrees Consulting and a part-time sustainability consultant for Manta Consulting. She’s looking forward to supporting entrepreneurs with on-campus sustainability projects this year!

Take a look at our past interns and staff too!