Here are the Office of Sustainability interns since 2008!
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.
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.
June 2010 - May 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.
June 2010 - August 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.
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.
January - May 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Miriam is a first year MPH student at Tufts University, School of Medicine with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. After moving across the country, from Illinois to Boston, she is excited to embark on her new journey and the opportunities this city offers to its inhabitants. Miriam loves to read, travel and spending time with her loved ones. As an intern, she hopes to find ways in which recycling can be improved on the Boston campus. Also, she seeks to merge the ideas of sustainability and epidemiology in her Applied Learning Experience study at the end of her program. In all, Miriam is excited about how she can assist in educating students, staff, and the community on sustainability and its impact on the environment.
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.
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.
Fall 2017-Spring 2018
Sarahis 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!
Hannah Nelson 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.
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.
Ana Sophia Acosta
Ana Sophia is a Junior 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 the Executive Video Editor at The Tufts Daily and the Social Media Manager for Tufts Quidditch.
Paul Blake Henjes
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!
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.
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.
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.