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Here are past Office of Sustainability interns, going all the way back to 2008. Also those who are currently on hiatus, but with plans to return!

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

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.

Katie Rooney

Video Intern

Spring 2018

Katie is a a sophomore transfer to Tufts, majoring in Drama. She grew up in Stratford, Connecticut right on the water and has always had a love for nature and its beauty, and as a child was given the job of gathering the household recycling because she wouldn't stop nagging her family about recycling rules in her town. As a photographer/videographer she has found herself constantly drawn to the outdoors for capturing images. She's excited to be working for the Office of Sustainability and to be able to do something she loves while helping the Tufts community.

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!

Josh Cohen

Education and Verification Intern

Josh is a junior at Tufts majoring in Middle Eastern Studies and Environmental Studies, with a possible minor in Linguistics. Josh is interested in how climate change disparately affects communities and how other social factors compound issues of environmental justice. Josh studies 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. After graduation, Josh hopes to live in Beirut and work at an environmental NGO as well as work with Syrian Refugee populations. Josh is very excited about the creation of the Education intern position and looks 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.