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Here are our past Office of Sustainability interns and staff members, going all the way back to 2008. Those who are currently on hiatus but have plans to return are also listed here!

Alison Lashendock

Green Fund Coordinator

Fall '23 - Spring '24

Alison (she/her) is a master’s student at The Fletcher School, studying Environmental Policy and International Development. She has a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Public Policy from Gettysburg College and previously worked for the Department of Justice. Alison is from Newburyport, MA and loves spending time outside biking, sitting in the sun, and chasing her dog at the beach.

Sasha Vogel

Digital Design & Videography Intern

Fall '23

Sasha (she/her) is a junior from Los Angeles, CA pursuing a double-major in Film and Media Studies and French and Francophone Cultural Studies. She is passionate about environmental and social justice, and her work often revolves around writing, filming, and editing video art. In her free time, Sasha loves the beach, music, and walking dogs in the Medford/Somerville community. Sasha is so excited to be part of the OOS team designing graphics and videos!

Emilia Dick Fiora Del Fabro

Programs Intern

Summer '22 - Spring '23

Emilia (she/her) studied Environmental Science and International Relations as her BA, and Environmental Policy and Planning for her MA. 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.

Prajna Cauvery Kotera Pooviah

Green Fund Coordinator

Fall '22 - Summer '23

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.

Adrian Huq

Communications Intern

Fall '23 - Spring '23

Adrian (they/them) majors in Applied Environmental Studies and minors 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.

Marisa McCarthy

Graphic Design & Communications Intern

Summer '22 - Summer '23

Marisa (she/her) majors 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.

Ryan Pratt

Specialty Recycling Intern

Spring '23 - Fall '23

Ryan (he/him) majors in Quantitative Economics, Math, and French. He 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.

Gowri Kashyap

Research Intern

Fall '22 - Spring '23

Gowri (she/her) studies 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.

Sean Kim

Research Intern

Fall '22

Sean (he/him) is expected to graduate by Fall 2023, double majoring in International Relations and Anthropology and a minor degree in Entrepreneurship. From June 2020 to December 2021, Sean served in the Republic of Korea Army and was a lead soldier for his Infantry Division’s Food Quality Control & Inspection Department. For leisurely activities, Sean enjoys watching baseball, listening to jazz, visiting art galleries, and writing poems and lyrics. Sean joined as one of the Research Interns for the OOS during Fall 2022 as he believes sustainability is not confined to environment but entrenches upon societal, economic, and political spheres as well.

Sulagna Datta

Lead Research Intern
Fall '22 - Spring '23

Fall '22 - Spring '23

Sulagna (she/her) is a 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.

Sam Russo

Eco Rep Co-Coordinator
Fall '21 - Spring '23

Fall '21 - Spring '23

Sam (he/him) continued his education at Tufts as a master’s student in computer science after graduating in the spring of 2022 with his bachelor’s degree. He was with the Eco Reps program for five semesters. Outside of Eco Reps, he was involved in The Tufts Daily and Tufts Hillel. In his free time, Sam loves to cook (black pepper ice cream was a summer project), read, and travel.

Allie Agnew

Eco Rep Assistant Coordinator
Spring '23

Spring '23

Allie (she/her) is from Westport, CT and she double majored in Community Health and Environmental Studies. She has big interests in both food studies and global public health, and spent a semester in India, South Africa, and Jordan studying health systems and learning from so many communities. Aside from school, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with family.

Rosemary Loer

Recycling Data Intern
Fall '21 - Spring '23

Fall '21 - Spring '23

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

Jaeyoung Cha

Boston Campus Sustainability Intern

Fall '21 - Fall '22

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. In her role at the Office of Sustainability, she enacted and promoted sustainability efforts on the Tufts Boston campus.

Sierra Moll

Specialty Recycling Intern

Fall '22

Sierra (she/her) is a sophomore from Seattle, Washington planning on majoring in Environmental Studies and Computer Science. In her free time, she loves weight lifting, cooking, and eating crunchy peanut butter. She’s also the Co-President of Cheese Club and a member of the Philippines Student Union at Tufts. Sierra is super passionate about waste reduction, sustainability, nutrition, and environmental justice. She had a great impact on the management and expansion of specialty recycling through her role at the OOS and is currently an Eco Rep.

Tim Leong

Video Production Intern

Spring '22 - Fall '22

Tim (he/him) graduated from Tufts in December 2022 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. Going into his work, Tim was excited to reach communities that have historically been left out of sustainability communications and learn about how Tufts could implement policies that practice environmental justice. Tim did great work on creating informational videos, skits, and TikToks for the OOS's platforms.

Allison Larmann

Lead Sustainability Intern

Fall '20-Fall '22

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.

Tom Paugh

Green Fund Intern

Spring '20-Summer '22

Tom (he/him) is a senior 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 and is ready to make a positive impact on campus in his position.

Hazel Ostrowski

Programs, Outreach, and Events

Spring 2022

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

David Rivas

Specialty Recycling Intern

Summer 2022

David (he/him) is an international student from Honduras with a major in Political Science and minor in Film and Media Studies. He has an avid passion for politics, film, and helping others in whatever 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 2022

Emma (she/her) is studies economics, is passionate about sustainability, and helped coordinate recycling programs at Tufts. Emma is from the Washington, DC area and loves animals, running, and hiking.

Arysha Madhani

Green Fund Intern

Spring 2022

Arysha (she/her) is from Los Angeles, California and majored in Environmental Studies and Economics with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is 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. She managed the Tufts Green Fund and supported student and employee entrepreneurs execute on-campus sustainability projects.

Alfonso M. Syquia

Sustainability Communications Intern

Fall 2019 - Spring 2022

Alfonso (he/him) is from Manila, Philippines and studied 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 played an integral role in refining the office's branding and creating engaging signage, brochures, and other designs.

Charu Vijay

Programs Intern

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Charu (she/her) is from the Bay Area, California who is majoring in Data Science! She is super interested in agricultural/hydrological modeling because of the water distribution problem in California. In addition to working for the OOS, she was an Eco-Rep in the Food Justice area, and a member of JumboCode.  She helped create a greener and more inclusive campus for everyone!

Sean Rose

PLAN Atlas Fellow

Spring 2022

Sean helped assist the OOS in assessing Tufts University’s capacity to achieve institutional and holistic zero waste infrastructure via the Post-Landfill Action Network Atlas Program.

Lisa Penfield

Specialty Recycling Intern

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Lisa (she/her) is from Wilmington, Delaware and helped the OOS collect and track waste and recycling data. In her free time, she enjoys trying new foods, biking, and volunteering at the local farm near her house.

Megan Lam

Sustainability Research Intern

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Megan (she/they) is from Philadelphia, PA and studied Community Health and Economics. She is interested in promoting health equity through sustainability policies. While working for the OOS, Megan conducted research on sustainability topics, providing our office with updated best practices and policies related to our work.

Sophie Impelliterri

Eco-Rep Coordinator

Fall 2021

Sophie (she/her) is studied Environmental Engineering and is interested in a wide range of sustainability topics, from pollution to energy to social systems. Sophie helped coordinate our Eco Rep program. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, reading, and playing with her dog.

Kat Ezeoha

Eco-Rep Coordinator

Spring 2021 - Spring 2022

Kat (she/her) majored in Applied Environmental Studies and minored in Entrepreneurial Leadership. During her time with the OOS, she helped manage the Eco Rep program acting as a support for the Eco rep team. In addition to being an eco-rep coordinator, she also did long and triple jump on the Tufts track & field team and was 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.

Shoshana Dodge

Outreach and Education Program Administrator

Summer 2016 - Winter 2022

Shoshana Dodge (She/Her) joined the Office of Sustainability in August 2016 as the Outreach and Education Program Administrator. During her time with the OOS, Shoshana spearheaded multiple programs engaging employees and students in sustainable behaviors. She also helped collect and track our office's sustainability progress throughout the year. 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.

Lily Sandholm

Zero Waste Events & Outreach Intern

Summer 2021 - Fall 2021

Lily (She/Her) is from Madison, Wisconsin and majored in Environmental Studies and Applied Mathematics. Lily helped coordinate recycling and waste efforts across the university. 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 was also a member of the Tufts Philippine Student Union and worked as a teaching assistant in the computer science department.

Caroline Ding

SEICO Rep and Campus Coordinator

Fall 2021

Caroline is from Alfred, NY and majored in Chemical Engineering. She managed the SIECO Rep program, engaging students living in special interest housing with sustainability. In her free time, she likes to practice taekwondo with her teammates, hang out with friends, read novels, shop for teas, and watch K-dramas.

Jamie Yee

Video Production Intern

Fall 2021

Jamie (She/Her) majored in Biology and Environmental Studies. She created engaging Youtube videos and Tik Toks for our office about current sustainability topics around campus. Her interest in environmental protection and wildlife conservation stemmed from growing up in her hometown located right near the Long Island Sound, where she enjoys swimming, hiking, and birding.

Tylee Nez

Sustainability Data Intern

Summer 2021

Tylee (They/She) is a rising sophomore from Tuscon, AZ studying Environmental Engineering and Civic Studies, and currently working toward a BA in Indigenous and Native Studies at a tribal university. This past year Tylee got to experience seasons (from the hot desert)! Now it is Tylee's favourite part, watching the leaves change colors, fall off the trees and regrow into beautiful flowers. Fun fact: During pomegranate season, Tylee ate a whole pomegranate every day.

Kristen Kaufman

Recycling and Waste Reduction Coordinator
Full-time Staff Member

Summer 2019 - Spring 2021

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.

Michaela Morse

Education and Outreach Assisstant

Fall 2018 - Spring 2021

Michaela (She/Her) is a February 2021 graduate of the SMFA at Tufts Combined Degree program, having studied Studio Art and Interdisciplinary Studies. Her BFA senior thesis was to start the SMFA Garden, an ongoing project supported by the Tufts Green Fund to establish pollinator-friendly community art gardens on the SMFA campus. Her research-based BA senior honors thesis was titled Coffee in Contemporary Puerto Rican Artworks: Materialism in the Age of Anthropogenic Climate Change, and included the development of a long-term art project with dried hot drinks. Michaela has previously held all of the positions on the Communications in the office, at one time or another. She enjoys biking, tending plants, maintaining her Spanish fluency, and eating seasonally and locally.

Taite Pierson

Eco-Rep Coordinator

Fall 2018 - Spring 2021

Taite (She/Her) worked for the OOS since her sophomore year and majored in Environmental Studies and Psychology while double minoring in Drama and Dance. Before taking on the role of Eco-Rep coordinator, she worked as the Assistant Coordinator of the program for the 2019-2020 school year. Prior to that, she served as an Eco-Rep for Hodgdon Hall where she also worked as an RA. She has a passion for environmental education and loves to be creative with environmental messaging. Sustainability informs her work outside of the office as well, including when she worked as an intern at the Tufts campus in Talloires, France in 2019. She was also the president of Tufts' student musical theatre group, Torn Ticket II.

Carly Thibodeau

Recycling Intern

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Carly (she/her) is a graduate student in the UEP M.S. Sustainability program, focusing on corporate sustainability, from Mendon, MA. As the Recycling Intern, she hopes to both learn more about and spread awareness of proper recycling practices and how important recycling is to both social and environmental systems. Though her program is only one year long, she wants to become immersed in the Tufts community in the time she has! Carly enjoys exploring (urban and rural locales), reading, swimming, and dreaming of returning to Costa Rica where she studied abroad-- twice!

Eve Dubin

GreEco Rep Coordinator Intern

Fall 2019 - Spring 2021

Eve (She/Her) worked for the OOS during her senior year at Tufts where she majored in Cognitive and Brain Science and minored in Economics. She started as the GreEco representative for the Chi Alpha chapter of Chi Omega, before taking on the role as GreEco Rep Coordinator. She is passionate about bringing different communities at Tufts together to help educated and spread awareness about environmental issues. Growing up she has always valued using sustainable practices and taking care of our planet. Her love for the outdoors preserving nature is what drive Eve to help create change both on and off campus.

Jiyoon Chon

Assistant Coordinator - Special Programs (Eco Reps)

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

Jiyoon (She/Her) worked for the OOS during her senior year at Tufts where she studied biology and environmental studies. She is from Seattle and her interest in environmental work stems from her connection with the Pacific Northwest. She is particularly interested in environmental justice issues, waste management, and environmental policy and is excited to share her passion as the campus coordinator for the Eco-Reps program. In her free time, she loves to bake, read, and practice yoga!

Katie Rooney

Photo/Video Intern

Fall 2019 - Spring 2021

Katie (She/Her) worked at the OOS for her junior and senior years at Tufts. She majored in Film and Media Studies and Theater. She's always finding new ways to live sustainably from her job at the OOS, her most recent method being making her own face masks from thrifted fabric. She's excited to be working for the Office of Sustainability and to be able to do something she loves while educating the Tufts community on sustainable topics.

Hailey Wiper

Sustainability Communications Intern

Spring 2021

Hailey (she/her) was a graduate student in the Master's in Conversation 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.

Bella Kiser

Sustainability Communications Intern

Fall 2019 - Fall 2020

Bella worked for the Office of Sustainability during her junior and senior year in the Combined Degree Program with Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies and a B.F.A. in Studio Art. Currently, her interests include architecture, inflatable sculptures, and sustainable cities - which she one day hopes to design. As a communications intern at the Tufts Office of Sustainability, Bella hopes to spread environmental awareness and sustainable behaviors to the greater Tufts community.

Lauren Gawal

Grafton Campus Sustainability Intern

Fall 2018 - Fall 2020

Lauren is a second-year veterinary student at the Cummings campus. Lauren is from Florida, where she completed her B.S in Animal Science and Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. She is incredibly excited to now be living in New England and getting to experience real seasons (including winter)! In Lauren’s occasional free time, she is spending time with her dog, cat, 2 guinea pigs, leopard gecko, and boyfriend. She also enjoys exploring, hiking, and seeing live theater. Lauren is passionate about wildlife conservation and zoo medicine, educating children about science and conservation, and encouraging others to be as sustainable as possible every day. She is excited to represent the Office of Sustainability at the Cummings campus!

Luca Rogoff

Sustainability Communications Intern

Spring 2020

Luca worked for the Office of Sustainability during their sophomore year and co-majored in Environmental Studies and American Studies with a focus on Food Systems and Nutrition and a minor in Studio Arts. He hails from Virginia where he is an outdoor educator at the Living Earth School in Charlottesville specializing in youth nature connection and place-based learning. He has also lived in Seattle where he interned at 21acres Farm and Sustainable Agriculture Center. Luca can be found hiking with other members of the Tufts Mountain Club, being active on campus with the Tufts Labor Coalition, and painting, making, or baking wherever he can. He was thrilled to join the Office of Sustainability team and shared his enthusiasm for minimal waste living and environmental justice with the greater Tufts campus.

Serena Monteiro

Specialty Recycling Intern

Summer 2019 - Spring 2020

Serena is a rising senior at Tufts majoring in Applied Environmental Studies with a concentration in Food Systems and Nutrition. She is also pursuing minors in Theater/Performance Studies and Spanish. She has a passion for sustainability and collects her single use coffee cups each time she forgets to bring her reusable mug in order to better visualize waste that may otherwise be thrown out of sight. Aside from being a waste-warrior, Serena's other passion is for Quidditch. During the school year she plays as a beater for the Tufts University Tufflepuffs.

Elyssa Anneser

Eco-Rep Coordinator

Fall 2017 - Spring 2020

Elyssa is a senior majoring in Political Science, Environmental Studies, and is on the Pre-Med track. Elyssa is from Franconia, New Hampshire, where she likes to spend her free time hiking mountains and swimming in rivers. When on campus, you can typically find Elyssa talking about public policy, passionately composting, playing quidditch, or running. Elyssa is passionate about making sustainable habits accessible for broad audiences. She worked as an Eco-Rep and a Recycling Communications Intern in the 2017-2018 academic year and as the Assistant Eco-Rep Coordinator in Spring 2019, returning to the Office of Sustainability after a semester abroad.

Eliza Hilfer

Assistant Eco-Rep Coordinator

Fall 2017 - Spring 2020

Eliza is a senior from Chappaqua, NY double majoring in Environmental Studies and Community Health. She is interested in the vast economic, social, and political intersections of public health, environmental health, and healthcare planning. On campus, Eliza is plays flute in the Tufts Wind Ensemble and is the Head of Acting for TFL comedy (where she also performs sketch/stand up comedy). Eliza is thrilled to be an Assistant Eco-Rep Coordinator after two years as an Eco-Rep and looks forward to helping her peers live more sustainably!

Ana Sophia Acosta

Video Production Intern

Fall 2018 - Spring 2020

Ana Sophia is a Senior at Tufts University majoring in Film and Media Studies. She is interested in sharing stories through video narratives, especially about sustainability. A proud New Yorker, Ana Sophia likes to spend her free time going on long city walks, visiting museums, and seeing musicals. In addition to interning at the Office of Sustainability this semester, she is teaching a class on the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the Experimental College.

Chanyoung Ha

Sustainability Programs Intern

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Chanyoung is a Junior at Tufts double majoring in Economics and International Relations with a concentration in Middle Eastern Studies. He is also pursuing a minor degree in Arabic. Chanyoung recently came back to the Tufts campus after 2 years away in South Korea, serving in the Republic of Korea Air Force. Known to be a huge soccer maniac, Chanyoung enjoys watching the Premier League on weekends, and can often be spotted at the Bello field running around and kicking soccer balls on Friday evenings. As a Korean-born who grew up in the Middle East, Chanyoung possesses a strong sense of citizenship in all areas of the globe. He believes that appreciation of sustainability is an integral part of becoming a responsible citizen of the globe. He is excited to take a step closer to this goal by serving as the Sustainability Programs Intern at the Tufts Office of Sustainability!

Hanna Carr

Community Resilience Building Intern

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

Hanna is a senior studying Economics and Environmental Studies. She grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, now lives in Mansfield, Massachusetts, and has studied abroad in Israel and Denmark. Hanna has a passion for the intersection between business and sustainability and has held multiple internships in sustainable investment research. She has also interned at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, where she helped coordinate municipal Community Resilience Building workshops.In her free time, you can find
Hanna performing in a number of comedy groups on campus, packaging leftover food for Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative, lifting weights at the Tufts gym, thrifting at Buffalo Exchange, or baking muffins.

Tigran Aslanyan

Recycling Data and Verification Intern

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020

My name is Tigran and I am an international student from Armenia in my second year of master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Urban Planning at Tufts University. I moved to the US for my undergraduate degree which I have completed in Mathematical Economics at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. My main academic and career interests are in the fields of environmental, energy, transportation and urban policy, planning and analysis.  Outside of those interests I am a big enthusiast of outdoor sports like kayaking, cross-country skiing, climbing, backpacking and biking. I also love dancing, singing, traveling and exploring the world’s various musical and dance traditions. I am thrilled to join the Tufts Sustainability Office and bring my contribution to the sustainability efforts at Tufts and in the wider community.

Téa Pappas

GreEco Representatives Coordinator

Fall 2019

Téa is a senior at Tufts hailing from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2011, which drastically affected her home town, she has been interested in environmental protection, advocacy, and education. She is double majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies and since joining ATO in 2017, has been working to integrate green initiatives into the Greek community at Tufts. In her free-time enjoys hiking, rock climbing, watching reality tv shows with friends, and caring for her guinea pig, Rubi.

Danielle Jameson

Recycling Education and Events Intern

Fall 2019

Danielle is currently pursing a dual masters degree with Urban Environmental Policy and Planning and The Fletcher School at Tufts. She has a bachelors degree in Environmental Science and Media Studies from the University at Buffalo. She served as a Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist in Peace Corps Peru and most recently worked for NYC's Department of Sanitation in the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability. When she isn't thinking about trash, Danielle enjoys doing yoga, drinking tea, and walking her dog.

Anthony Davis-Pait

Sustainability Communications Intern

Fall 2019

Anthony is a first-year at Tufts from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He plans to major in Sociology and Environmental Studies with the goal of understanding the intersections of racial inequity and climate change. Anthony personally tries to be a conscious consumer by following a vegan diet, but he also enjoys engaging with the rest of campus through Tufts Climate Action and Sunrise. This semester, Anthony will serve as a Democracy Representative for JumboVote and organizer with Tufts for Bernie. In his free time you will either find him behind a camera or reading social justice focused books.

Jennifer Frye

Summer Programs Intern

Summer 2019

Jennifer Frye is a rising Sophomore at Tufts double majoring in Spanish and International Relations with a concentration in Environment. Jennifer grew up surrounded by nature in Bellingham, Washington and gained an appreciation for sustainability from her family and friends. She also has a passion for traveling and spent a year volunteering in Ecuador as a Tufts 1+4 Fellow. On campus, Jennifer serves as the Logistics Coordinator for CIVIC, a nonpartisan political discussion group, and sings and plays piano with Public Harmony, a community service music group.

Aoife Hayes

Recycling & Waste Reduction Fellow
Full-time Staff Member

Summer 2018 - Summer 2019

Aoife is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she studied Sociology and Sustainable Community Development. She spent her time in college working with Greek Life students to find solutions to better their environmental footprint, most importantly in the areas of recycling where these practices previously did not exist. She is excited for this next chapter in her sustainability journey and hopes to use her time as a waste and recycling management fellow to continue to bring new sustainability ideas to this already very impressive university, as well as carry on the legacy of others who have made an impact on this campus. In the future Aoife hopes to work for town and city governments in their sustainability and regional planning offices and ensure that the future of waste management brings a legacy of zero waste and carbon neutrality. In her spare time, Aoife enjoys scuba diving, hiking, hanging out on the beach, hanging out in coffee shops and environmental advocacy.

Tushar Saxena

Data Management Intern & Zero Waste Events Manager

Fall 2017 - Spring 2019

Tushar Saxena is a graduate student at Tufts school of engineering. After working in the education sector in India, Tushar joined Tufts and is currently pursuing Engineering management. At OOS, he currently works as a zero waste event manager and Data Management Intern. Tushar is interested in exploring the role of technology in environmentally sustainable development. When not studying or working at OOS, he enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and exploring the city. On campus, you can find him discussing his concerns about Boston winters and learning the imperial system.

Michael Orcutt

STARS Intern

Fall 2017 - Summer 2019

Michael is a first-year master’s student at the Fletcher School of International Affairs, studying environment and resource policy. His family home is Charleston, SC, where the weather is warm and the beaches are sunny. Previous employment in parks and recreation and land conservation has built upon a childhood fascination with exploring and discovering the natural world. He spends his free time travelling to new places, enjoying a beautiful day outdoors, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

Isabel Falls

Green Fund Intern

Fall 2015 - Spring 2019

Originally from Nothethern California, Isabel Falls is a senior double majoring in Sociology and Environmental Studies, with a focus in sustainability and social change. Since her freshman year, Isabel has been working with the Office of Sustainability, first as an Eco-Rep, and later as the program’s coordinator. However, after returning from 8 months abroad in Madrid, she is excited to try something new and to now be a part of the Green Fund Committee. When she can, Isabel loves exploring the outdoors, whether that be taking a walk through Somerville, kayaking, or hiking and is hoping to explore more of New England’s outdoor beauty before her final year is up!

Kayla Williams

Eco-Rep Coordinator

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Kayla is a Senior at Tufts majoring in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. She is from Red Bank, New Jersey and loves hailing from the Jersey Shore. On campus, you’ll likely find Kayla in the Africana Center or the big green chairs in Hotung. She works for the Office for Campus Life as an Event Staff Manager (catch her scanning your Spring Fling ticket). Her favorite memes are dog memes, and one of the biggest hardships of her life is her love for cheese while being lactose intolerant. Kayla super excited to bring environmental education and sustainability to new spaces on campus!!

Mike Wilkinson

Programs Intern

Spring 2018 - Spring 2019

Mike is a Sophomore from outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a double major in Environmental Studies and International Relations with concentrations in Sustainability, Policy, and Equity and Global Health, Nutrition, and the Environment. Mike is excited to help the Tufts community achieve its long-term sustainability goals both as an Eco-Representative and as Programs Intern. He is also aspiring to work in sustainability consulting, corporate social responsibility, or sustainable development and real estate in the future. In his free time, Mike can be found on hikes to the Fells, talking with friends on President's Lawn, or singing Bass in the Tufts Chamber Singers.

Tyler Stotland

Education and Verification Intern

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Tyler is a sophomore double majoring in Environmental Studies (policy track) and Community Health. She is passionate about the intersection between environmental issues and public health issues, and how to address this intersection through policy. She grew up in the very small town of Norwich, Vermont, but lived in Doha, Qatar with her family for three years before coming to Tufts. While Tyler spends most of her time in environmental clubs/organizations, she also participates in Model UN, The Tisch Council for Philanthropic Leadership, CIVIC, and Tufts Hillel. She also loves to dance (ballet and contemporary mostly), bike, read, and explore nature. She is so excited to be an intern in the OOS this year!

Max Migdail

Specialty Recycling Intern

Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Max's deep appreciation for walking and exploration has led him to leave his native San Francisco to study English and Environmental Studies at Tufts University, now in his Junior year Max refers to this decision as "possibly a mistake" and "there aren't not enough hills." Max enjoys spending time outside and is the Loj Director for the Tufts Mountain Club. He loves considering the ways our culture and lifestyle has affected our treatment of the world around us and is always down to talk about water management and rights (especially within the Western United States; discussing the Colorado Compact is the way to his heart). Max is very excited about minimizing Tufts' waste and helping students utilize the resources we have on campus.

Natalie Hench

Graduate Communications Intern
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Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Natalie was a Communications intern for the Office of Sustainability during her first year at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

Maria Fong

Eco-Rep, Communications Intern

Fall 2017 - Spring 2019

Maria Fong is a second-year BFA student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. She is a member of the SMFA Sustainability Task Force and was an Eco-Rep for the Beacon Street dorms last year. She spent the first eighteen years of her life biking around Berkeley, California and enjoying fresh produce. Maria loves making stop motion animations, drawing, listening to podcasts, eating scones, and being outside.

Celia Bottger

Fall 2017 - Fall 2018

Celia is a Junior majoring in Environmental Studies and International Relations. She has been involved in sustainability initiatives since her freshman year of high school, and is thrilled to be working on sustainability at Tufts. Celia is also involved in Tufts Climate Action, in which she helps run a campaign to divest Tufts from its holdings in fossil fuels. Her dream job would be to travel around the world, aiding governments in implementing environmental policies that mitigate climate change. In her free time, Celia loves hiking, traveling, kayaking, scuba diving, dancing, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends.

Joan Schuman

Recycling Co-Op

Joan Schuman is a junior at Northeastern University majoring in Business Administration concentrating in Supply Chain Management and Marketing with a minor in Sustainable Business Practices. She is passionate about sustainability, especially food waste, and is excited about the opportunity to learn more about sustainability as a whole at Tufts this spring (2018). Joan lives in Brookline and spends her free time outside or on campus either running our chapter for Net Impact or at the Catholic Center.

Miriam Baku

Fall 2017 - Fall 2018

Miriam is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health at Tufts University, School of Medicine. Miriam loves to read, travel and spend time with her family and friends. As a Boston sustainability intern, she hopes to find ways to improve recycling, more specifically, lab recycling on the Boston campus. Miriam is excited about educating students, staff, and the community on sustainability and its impact on the environment.

Paul Blake Henjes

Fall 2018

Paul is a Junior from southern New Jersey, outside of Philadelphia, PA. He is majoring in Sociology and Environmental Studies, with a concentration in sustainability. Paul loves to spend time outside running, biking, kayaking, and going to the beach. Paul is a member of Tufts Burlesque Troupe and the Tufts Urban Policy, Planning, and Prosperity club and loves everything about urban planning. Paul has been an Eco-Rep since freshman year and is excited to start as Eco-Rep Coordinator this fall!

Emily Steele

Waste Reduction Intern

Emily is a senior majoring in Engineering Psychology and Environmental Studies. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she enjoys eating spicy food, watching football, and being outside. Here at Tufts, she has been able to pursue her passions for sustainable design and learning about how people interact with spaces around them. For fun, she enjoys curling up with a good book, cooking with friends, and adventuring around Boston. As the Waste Reduction Intern, Emily hopes to identify ways in which we can all reduce our waste on campus.

Mats Edwards

Specialty Recycling Intern

Mats is a sophomore majoring in Biology on the Pre-Vet track. Mats is from Seattle, Washington, but loves New England despite its wild weather! He is also a member of the Varsity Men’s Rowing team here at Tufts. In his free time, he can be found reading, cooking, hiking, biking or playing with his dogs! He is a big fan of the outdoors, from backyards to national parks! It is incredible for him to see how helping people to make small decisions day-by-day can turn into massive progress towards living more sustainably!

Jade Segre

Education and Verification Intern

Jade (They/Them) worked at the Office of Sustainability during their junior year at Tufts. They majored in Middle Eastern Studies and Environmental Studies, with a possible minor in Linguistics. Jade is interested in how climate change disparately affects communities and how other social factors compound issues of environmental justice. Jade studied Arabic at Tufts as part of the MES Major, and spent the Summer of 2017 in Jordan conducting research on Sea Grass meadows off the Gulf of Aqaba. Jade hopes to live in Beirut and work at an environmental NGO as well as work with Syrian Refugee populations. Jade was very excited about the creation of the Education intern position and looked forward to working with students and staff to create a more sustainable Tufts.

Hannah Nelson

Programs Intern

Summer 2018

Hannah was a rising sophomore at Tufts University, studying Environmental Science and Economics, when she worked with the Office of Sustainability. 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.

Nako Kobayashi

Communications Intern

Summer 2018

When she worked with the Office of Sustainability, Nako Kobayashi was 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.

Sarah Mathews

Video Intern

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Sarah is a Junior studying Sociology and Film & Media Studies. She has moved around a lot, but likes to call both Southern California and New Hampshire home. In her free time, you can find Sarah doing yoga, working on student media projects, working on sociology research, or blogging about films she's watched lately. Sarah is passionate about environmental justice, reducing her carbon footprint and sustainable food systems. She is excited to begin learning how media can help to foster environmental change by creating videos for the Office of Sustainability!

Sanya Pradhan

Fall 2017- Fall 2018

Sanya was a senior at Tufts University, studying Sociology, Economics and Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies when she finished working with the Office of Sustainability. She has played an active part in sustainability projects for her local community in India, and worked to do the same at Tufts! The snowstorms and extreme temperatures is not something she is used to, but has learned to adapt through baking warm goodies and experimenting with new recipes. Travelling, going to soul cycle, trying out new restaurants, and hanging out with friends is how Sanya loves to spend her free time.

Aviva Kardener

Fall 2015 - Spring 2018

Aviva is an alum from Oakland, California, the sunny side of the Bay Area. She was the Sustainability Communications Manager at the Office of Sustainability. While at Tufts, she majored in Environmental Studies and Peace & Justice Studies with and has plans to work in the field of environmental justice. On campus, she was also involved with Tufts Office of Alumni Relations, Tufts Energy Group, Peace Games, and Tufts Climate Action. She loves cooking, baking, hiking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her friends. Aviva was very excited to see how she can help reduce the environmental impacts Tufts and its students have on the community and world.

Dylan Guydish

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Summer 2017

Dylan is a rising Senior at Tufts, majoring in Environmental Science and Psychology.  He loves biking, hiking, and spending time in the sun, which reminds him of his California home.  At Tufts, he has served as an Eco-Rep for Metcalf Hall, as well as the head mechanic for Tufts Bikes, helping to run the free campus bike-share.  He just returned from a semester abroad studying sustainability and resource management in Costa Rica, and is excited to be working with the Office of Sustainability this summer!

Megan Bateman

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Sumer 2017

Megan Bateman is a 3rd year student at Tufts University studying Biology and Environmental Studies (Track IV: Nutrition, Food Systems, and the Environment). After growing up in a small town south of Boston, she is excited to be living in the city and meeting like-minded individuals passionate about food security, equity, and sustainability. Over the summer, Megan will be preparing for the Back-to-School Sale as a preamble to her role as the 2017/2018 Greenhouse Manager. Beyond her studies Megan enjoys traveling, spending time in nature, singing, being with friends and family, cooking, exercising, and exploring Boston.

Yao Wu

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Fall 2016 - Summer 2017

Yao Wu is a second year Fletcher student from Chengdu, China. Having studied Spanish in Peking University, she traveled to Mexico and Spain for study and work. At Fletcher she focuses on International Environment and Resource Policy and International Business. When she worked as Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellow at Dartmouth College in summer 2016, she became interested in energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment in university campuses. This year she is thrilled to work for Tufts Green Labs Initiative which aims at improving efficiency in energy-intensive research labs and hospitals.

Tori Wong

Communications Intern
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Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Tori is an M.S. Candidate in the Agriculture Food and the Environment program of the Friedman School of Nutrition. She has a professional background in environmental organizing and organic farm management and has most recently worked in Washington DC, Australia, and Hawaii. Tori’s research interests lie in facilitating effective, sustainable, and equitable food systems through the design and development of urban agricultural projects. She has always admired the work of Tuft’s Office of Sustainability, and is beyond pumped to join the team as a Communication Intern.

Mamoon Raja

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Spring 2017

Mamoon Raja graduated from Tufts in August 2016 with a Masters in Computer Science. He joined the Office of Sustainability to work as Projects Database Intern in January 2016. As a grad student at Tufts he was a Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant. Prior to joining Tufts, He worked as a Developer/Researcher at the School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (SEECS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad. He did his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from COMSATS Islamabad in 2012.

Caroline Ambros

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Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

Caroline is a senior from Los Angeles, CA majoring in International Relations. On campus, she is also a member of the Tufts Sailing Team and ATO of Massachusetts. In her free time, she also enjoys writing, photography and cooking. Her interest in sustainability stems from sailing, as the sport depends heavily on climate and weather patterns. She is so excited to be working as a Programs and Communications Intern with OOS this year.

Juleen Wong

Communications Intern
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Spring 2014 - Spring 2017

Juleen is majoring in Environmental Studies and Sociology. Having grown up on the island of O'ahu, she was fortunate to have been exposed to the importance of sustainability from an early age. As a sustainable food advocate, she also enjoys participating in sustainable food initiatives on campus like the Tufts Veg Society and Food for Thought club. She is thrilled to be working with OOS as a Communications Intern this year.

Eujene Yum

Fall 2014 - Spring  2017

Eujene is from Seoul, Korea. She has traveled throughout Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia over the summer. She plans to major in Economics. On campus, she is involved with Big Brother Big Sister and KSA. She loves snowboarding, playing the violin, photography, basketball, and searching for cafes and restaurants around the area. She is excited to work in the Communications department and learn more about sustainability.

Elijah Romulus

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Summer 2016

Elijah is a Master’s candidate majoring in Urban Planning and Environmental Justice. He grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts and did his undergraduate at Rochester Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. He is most interested in renewable energy, solar power in particular, and how low-income communities and communities of color can have better access to those technologies. He has also worked on campus as a teaching assistant and at the Africana Center. Elijah is glad to join OOS and organize initiatives to make the campus more sustainable.

Stina Stannik

Spring 2013 - Summer 2016

Stina is from beautiful Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She graduated Spring 2016 having majored in Peace and Justice Studies and hopes to someday find work in  social justice organizations. On campus, Stina was involved with Amnesty International and Tufts Culinary Society. She loves playing and watching soccer, cooking and baking (and eating vegetarian food!), watching movies and TV, reading, writing poetry, dancing, biking, and learning new languages. Last year Stina studied in Ghana and in Germany.

Anastasia Antonova

Summer 2016

Anastasia is a rising senior majoring in Clinical Psychology and Film & Media Studies. Being from sunny Santa Barbara, California, Anastasia practices sustainable living to try to do her part in keeping her home state beautiful. In the future, she hopes to make film content to combat mental illness stigma and educate people on mental health practices. In the meantime, she is so excited to have the opportunity to fuse her passion for filmmaking and environmentalism to create video content for the Office of Sustainability this summer!

Tori Manogue

Summer 2014 - Summer 2015

Tori graduated in 2015, having majored in American Studies and minored in Communications and Media Studies. She studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland in Spring '14 and joined the Office of Sustainability in the summer of 2014 as a Communications Intern. Tori helped organize the 2014 Eco-Rep Symposium, managed the OOS social media accounts, and created analytics/metrics reports. She also helped brand the For a Sustainable Future climate change event series in Fall 2015. On campus, Tori was involved with Tufts Quidditch and is a sister of Alpha Omicron Pi. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, photography, and watching documentaries.

Timothy Grant

Communications Intern
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Spring 2014

Originally from Tampa, FL, Timothy was a graduate student at the Fletcher School focusing on International Environment and Resource Policy. Prior to his MA work, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine for 3 years, teaching English and managing a Human Rights working group for Roma communities. He worked as a Communications Intern at the Office of Sustainability. His interests include reading, writing, running, playing guitar, and learning languages.

Christina Wu

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Summer 2013 - Spring 2014

Born and raised in the Big Apple, Christina majored in Chemical Engineering. She started working at the Office of Sustainability in the summer of 2013 as an intern. In the past, Christina worked at NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and wants to continue building on that experience. She hopes to go into clean technology or food science one day.  In her spare time, Christina likes to knit, paint, and work with children.

Bob Lynch

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Fall 2012 - Spring 2014

A Jackson, Mississippi native, Bob started at the OOS as a first year masters candidate at the Fletcher School focusing in International Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Monetary Theory. He brought sustainability experience with him from his four years spent working for the US Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC. While there, he helped coordinate and implement many office wide initiatives towards sustainability and increased efficiency. When not studying or working in the Office of Sustainability, Bob enjoys reading, writing, skiing, hiking, and being an avid baseball and football fan.

Josh Fishbein

Fall 2012 - Spring 2014

From Falmouth, Massachusetts, Josh served as the Office of Sustainability's new database intern. He graduated with a major in computer science, and worked to build a database of student’s environmental projects and organizing a symposium for these students to present their work to the community. During his senior year he working with a fellow CS student to move the database on-line as their capstone project. Outside of work, Josh is an organizer of the club tennis team on campus. Some of his favorite activities include playing volleyball, doing yoga, and eating food

Sofie Seiden

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Spring 2013 - Fall 2013

Sofie hails from lively, colorful Austin, Texas. Sofie joined the OOS team in the Spring of 2013 as a communications and design intern and graduated in 2015. Sofie hoped that this internship would provide her with ways to expand upon her interest in environmental communications. Outside of the office, Sofie was involved with groups such as the Green Team, Tufts Culinary Society, and Jewish Voices for Peace. She also volunteers for a Vegan non-profit and founded a Vegetarian Society at Tufts in the spring of her sophomore year. Some of her favorite interests and activities include cuddling with her puppy Vincent Van Gogh, baking loaves of bread, watching movies, running, biking, yoga, and making art.

Claudia Tajima

Fall 2010 - Summer 2013

Claudia grew up in the beautiful valley of Amherst, Massachusetts. She first joined the program as an Eco-Rep in Miller Hall her sophomore year. She graduated in 2013 with a  double-major in Environmental Studies and International Relations with a concentration in Latin America. After returning from her study abroad program in Chile during the Fall of 2011, Claudia took the lead as a co-coordinator of the Eco-Reps program. When not hitting the books at club Tisch, she captained the Ultimate Frisbee team. She enjoys the outdoors, bikes anywhere and everywhere, and hosts a hip hop radio show. Next year, Claudia hopes to work as an activist for the environment and social justice.

Jessie Pearl

Summer 2011 - Spring 2013

Jessie double-majored in Environmental Studies (science focus) and Geology. At the Office of Sustainability she was was an Eco-Rep in Carmichael her sophomore year and one of the Eco-Rep Coordinators. Jessie led hikes with Tufts Mountain Club, ran on the Tufts Marathon Team in 2013, was a choreographer for Tufts Dance Collective, and played in the Flute ensemble. She also worked part-time at the Environmental Protection Agency in Boston. She loves to ski (Nordic and alpine), climb, bike, hike and swim! In the past, Jessie created a “How Big is Your Carbon Footprint?” calculator for her local school system and led environmentally educational hikes for kids in urban areas.

Dani Jenkins

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Summer 2012 - Spring 2013

A native of Wilton, Connecticut, Dani Jenkins was a senior majoring in English and Environmental Studies. In the past she has worked on two environmental campaigns at Tufts. She was an Eco-Rep her sophomore year and is a member of the Sustainable Action Squad (SAS). She enjoys hiking and fishing, particularly in the Adirondack mountain range. She played the clarinet in the Tufts University Pep Band (TUPB, not to be confused with TUPD) and enjoys good stand-up comedy.

Thiago Lima

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Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Thiago was a senior from Danbury, Connecticut majoring in International Relations. On campus he ran mid-distance for the Cross-Country and Track & Field teams and led trips for Tufts Wilderness Orientation. He worked with the OOS for two years as an Eco-Rep and has interned with other environmental non-profits in the Boston area. He spent a semester abroad in Morocco and hopes to continue exploring the world after graduation. Some of his favorite things include soccer, warm weather and eggplant recipes.

Anne Elise Stratton

Spring 2012 - Fall 2012

Anne Elise joined the Office of Sustainability in 2012 as a freshman as a communications intern.  Her interest in sustainability stems from her fertile homeland of rural Missouri, where she led her high school Ecology Club in stream cleans and advocacy campaigns and participated in the Natural Resource Career Experience scholarship program through Earth's Classroom. Still pursuing this environmental passion, Anne Elise was the off-campus ecology director for Tufts Mountain Club and filled the role of liaison between Food for Thought and its umbrella organization, Tufts Sustainability Collective. She glories in the great outdoors and divides her free time between hiking, baking, singing, reading, and salsa dancing.

Nick Lusardo

Fall 2011 - Fall 2012

Nick was a sophomore majoring in International Relations, with a minor in Brain and Cognitive Sciences when he worked at the OOS. He is from Louisville, Kentucky where he was an active member of his high school’s environmental club, encouraging local and worldwide environmental awareness through school-wide waste management and reduction projects, and helping to design and implement a school raised-bed garden. At Tufts, he was the Co-Director of Marketing for the Tufts Energy Conference and Media Manger of Tufts Bikes, the university-wide bike-sharing program. In his free time, Nick enjoys hiking, rock climbing, exploring Boston, and traveling.

Rachael Wolber

June 2010 - Fall 2012

Rachael majored in International Relations and Environmental Studies at Tufts. At the OOS, she developed and coordinated the new, updated Eco-Reps program at Tufts and also worked on Tufts first STARS submission. She is from the San Francisco Bay Area, and while not working at the OOS, she taught as a fellow for Tufts STOMP, interned at the Mass DEP two days a week and was the coordinator for Tufts Wilderness Orientation 2012. In her spare time, she loves to play ultimate frisbee, hike, and bake cookies!

Jennifer Kleindienst

Spring 2012

Jen was a second year graduate student at Antioch University New England, where she  pursued a Masters in Environmental Studies.  Jen has worked promoting sustainability at multiple colleges, universities, and a hospital, most recently at St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.  With the OOS, Jen developed and expanded the successful Eco-Ambassador program to the Boston Health Sciences campus.  In her free time, Jen loves to cook and bake, play board games, enjoy nature, and has recently discovered a love for hiking.

Katherine Sawyer

Fall 2010, Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Katherine majored in International Relations and Environmental Studies, hailing from the Southern California town of Ojai. Katherine spent a summer in Ecuador working to reforest tropical cloud forests. She brought her passion for environmental sustainability to the OOS and to the Eco Ambassadors program, which she helped organize in the spring of 2012. In her free time at Tufts, Katherine enjoyed working for the Tufts Observer magazine, acting, doing arts and crafts, and trekking around the mountains with Tufts Wilderness Orientation and Tufts Mountain Club.

Hannah Kahler

Spring 2011 - Spring 2012

Hannah graduated spring 2012 with majors in Environmental Studies and Anthropology. At OOS she worked to help promote sustainability on campus in many different ways. In her home town of Tucson, Arizona, she took part in various projects including helping to preserve the Colorado River Delta ecosystem and trying to improve air quality in Agua Prieta, Mexico by working with brick makers. One summer she interned at The Wildlife Center of Virginia as a wildlife rehabilitator, where she worked with bald eagles, red tailed hawks, turtles, small mammals and any other animal brought into the center. In her free time she plays Ultimate Frisbee, the oboe, and loves to cook and spend time outdoors.

Emily Ruff

Spring 2011

Emily graduated in 2011. At Tufts she majored in International Relations and minored in Arabic. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Emily uses phrases like "pop" and "y'all," but don't let that dissuade you from striking up a conversation about your favorite eco topics. Emily was the co-founder of a youth-led, bike-powered composting business, Somerville SoilCycle. When not wandering the world or rucking on the rugby pitch, Emily spent her time apple picking on campus and tuning up bikes. While at Tufts, Emily spent a semester in Amman, Jordan learning Arabic and working for the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, Jordan's biggest and only official environmental organization.

Elise Garvey

Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

Elise was a graduate student at The Fletcher School where she pursued a M.A.L.D in the fields of International Environment and Resource Policy and International Agricultural Labor Migration. Prior to Tufts she spent 18 months as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Trafficking Victim Services at the International Institute of Buffalo. Elise also spent a year in Ukraine as a Fulbright Fellow researching the response to human trafficking. She received her B.A. in Political Science, International Relations and Spanish from Canisius College. During her time at OOS she designed and administered a university-wide survey on sustainability knowledge, attitudes and behavior.

Jason Merges

Summer 2010 - Summer 2011

Jason graduated in 2011 as a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science.  At OOS, he was a Content Management Intern, making sure the website was updated and the newsletter sent out each week.  He had been involved in campus sustainability initiatives for awhile, and spent much of his spare time working on various projects. He was one of the founders of Tufts Bikes - a bike share on campus - with a few of his friends and peers.  In addition to this, he enjoys doing outdoorsy things, like biking, hiking, and skiing.  He spent his last semester at Tufts in Kenya and Tanzania learning about environmental issues that people there face, and had such a great time that he's looking for ways to go back as soon as possible.

Emily Parker

Summer 2010 - Spring 2011

Emily graduated in 2011 from Tufts, where she double majored in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. She started interning at the Office of Sustainability in the summer doing event planning, and loved it so much that she continued into the school year. Emily enjoys dancing, long walks on the beach, and making Tufts a more sustainable campus.

Negin Toosi

Fall 2010

Negin co-instructed the Ex-College class "Environmental Action: Shifting from Saying to Doing" during the Fall of 2010. She received her PhD at Tufts soon after in the Department of Psychology, studying with Nalini Ambady. Her current research focuses on factors that impact cognition, attitudes, and behavior in social interactions, particularly in intergroup contexts. Outside of research, she has been engaging in and learning about various forms of small-scale community development and empowerment programs for several years. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 2003, where she double-majored in Psychology and International Relations.

Allison Fechter

2008 - 2011

Allison graduated in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Engineering. She worked for the Office of Sustainability for 4 years. She worked on a range of projects from updating the website to developing an informational pamphlet for green commuting to planning an environmental kickball tournament for incoming freshman. Allison is interested in a range of sustainability issues and is involved with a student run sustainable energy project in Northern Haiti.

Thank you!
In addition to the interns listed above, the OOS is grateful for the assistance and commitment of many past interns, some of whom are listed here:Adam Frank, Caroline Weeks, Dallase Scott, David Liu, Jessica Madding, Neema Chaiban, Sarabeth Buckley, Sarah Ullman, and Signe Porteshawve.