Tina Woolston, LEED Green Associate, joined the Office of Sustainability in September of 2007 as the project coordinator focusing on outreach and education. She created the Eco-Ambassador program for staff and faculty, the Ex-college course Environmental Action, Shifting from Saying to Doing and a re-envisioned the existing Eco-Representative program as student-led. She works closely with other departments at Tufts to facilitate environmental sustainability across the university. 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 to give the Inconvenient Truth slideshow 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 Tufts University.
Education and Outreach Program Administrator
Shoshana Blank 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.
Sustainability Communications Intern
Nako Kobayashi is a first-year MS candidate at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, where she studies Agriculture, Food and the Environment. Having worked previously at the Office of Sustainability at Connecticut College during her undergrad years, she is excited to have the opportunity to work with the Office at Tufts. During the school year, Nako is the co-editor of the Friedman Sprout, the graduate school's student-run online newspaper for all things food, nutrition, and agriculture. She is particularly interested in sustainable food systems and agriculture.
Hannah Nelson is a rising sophomore at Tufts University studying Environmental Science and Economics. She is especially interested in sustainability in businesses and is excited to learn about how Tufts is reducing its environmental impact. Hannah is from Chicago and competes for the Tufts Cross Country and Track teams as well as the Equestrian team. When she isn’t running, Hannah also loves to hike, cook, and spend time with friends.