Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability, housed within Planning and Facilities Management, serves as a resource and catalyst to advance the University’s sustainability mission and goals. Established in 2013, the office builds upon Georgetown’s commitment to environmental stewardship and social justice by leading efforts to create a positive campus environmental footprint, facilitating integration of sustainability across functional areas, and providing Georgetown students with experiential learning opportunities in the practice of sustainability.

Office of Sustainability Staff

Audrey Stewart, LEED AP

Audrey leads Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability. She is responsible for facilitating cross-campus collaboration and leading the development and implementation of strategic sustainability plans and initiatives to meet the university’s sustainability commitments. She began working at Georgetown as sustainability coordinator in 2010 and was appointed as the Office of Sustainability’s founding director when it launched in 2013.

Audrey has been immersed in the field of sustainability for over a decade. She has led participatory community planning efforts for sustainable design at the Rochester Regional Community Design Center, worked at The Conservation Fund to advance triple bottom line conservation projects, and has consulted to counties and municipal governments by creating and delivering tool kits on sustainable food economies.  She holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she was a Weiss Urban Livability Fellow, and a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Rochester, where she was the institution’s first national Udall Scholarship recipient for leadership on the environment and sustainability. She was a member of the university’s 2015 SAGE: Future Leaders class, an executive education program at the McDonough School of Business.

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Giulia Manno
Sustainability Program and Metrics Manager

Giulia is the Program and Metrics Manager in Georgetown’s Office of Sustainability, joining the team in 2018.  In her role she manages various campus projects to reduce Georgetown’s environmental footprint, and is responsible for data collection and analysis that helps to track Georgetown’s sustainability progress. She is also currently a board member for RecycleMania; a national waste reduction competition for colleges and universities.

Prior to joining the Georgetown Office of Sustainability, Giulia managed national recycling programs as a coordinator in Keep America Beautiful’s recycling department. She was also a Senior Outreach Coordinator in George Mason University’s Office of Sustainability, where she received her BS in Conservation Studies and Masters in Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Contact Information

Office of Sustainability – General Email

Student Intern Team

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Hannah Funk (SFS ’20) 
Sustainability and Coordination Intern
Hometown: Bristol, VT
Major: Culture and Politics
Fun Fact: Hannah’s biggest adventure at Georgetown was her semester abroad in Brazil in the fall of 2018! 
Other Involvement: GREEN Club

Amelia Walsh (SFS ’20)
Sustainability Intern

Hometown: Sherborn, MA
Major: Science, Technology, & International Affairs
Fun Fact: Amelia’s hobbies include playing the trombone and knitting, and she hopes to be able to knit a sweater by the time she graduates in May 2020!
Other Involvement: GREEN Club, Nomadic Theater

Olivia Torbert (SFS ’20) 
Sustainability Intern
Hometown: Sioux Fall, SD
Major: International Politics
Fun Fact: Olivia’s hobbies include graphic design, biking, canoeing, and waiting for Amelia to knit her that sweater. Someday, she wants to return to South Dakota to be a mayor of a small town!
Other Involvement: GREEN Club, GUSA Sustainability, Slow Food, RA for Harbin 3

Keaton Nara (COL ’22) 
Sustainability Intern
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major: Justice and Peace Studies
Fun Fact: Keaton plans to use her studies at Georgetown to pursue a career aimed at international sustainability measures and has a particular interest in climate crisis education. As a hobby, she wants to learn how to create stickers in the Maker Hub.
Other Involvement: GAAP, GIVES

Chelsea Hafer (COL ’22) 
Sustainability Intern
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies (Food Justice and Sustainable Agriculture)
Fun Fact: After she graduates, Chelsea wants to move to Albania, where she will build an earthship to live in and start a farm. In her free time, she loves to sew, explore the woods, and use the laser cutter in the Maker Hub!
Other Involvement: GREEN, Maker Hub, Georgetown Ceramics Club

Ava Rosato (COL ’20) 
Recycling and Compost Intern
Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Major: Justice and Peace Studies
Fun Fact: She will be a high school science teacher next year in Arizona, where she plans to hike the entirety of the American Southwest and teach about climate change from a sustainability perspective! In her free time, she loves to jam on her cello with friends and rollerblade around the block.
Other Involvement: Research on music psychology

Armelle Déjoie (COL ’20) 
Recycling and Compost Intern
Hometown: Cap-Haitian, Haiti
Major: Biology of Global Health
Fun Fact: Armelle will be taking a gap year (or two) before matriculating into medical school after which she plans to return to Haiti to work as a general surgeon and ameliorate hospital policies. Armelle enjoys languages, the outdoors, and climbing!
Other Involvement: GUMAPS, Biology TA

May Tan (SFS ’21) 
Media & Communications Intern
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Major: Science, Technology, & International Affairs
Fun Fact: May’s hobbies include graphic design, knitting, and taking long walks down the grocery store frozen dessert aisle!
Other Involvement: Bossier, Plan-It Earth

Micah Hamilton (COL ’23) 
Sustainability Intern
Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Major: Biology
Fun Fact: Micah volunteered for the New Jersey Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium. Some of his hobbies include reading, boxing, and watching sports.
Other Involvement: Boxing Club, GU Math and Science Hands-On Enrichment

Past Interns & Staff

Greg Miller (SFS ’14)
Sustainability Metrics and Project Manager

Greg became Georgetown’s Sustainability Metrics and Project Manager after serving for two years as Sustainability Programs Coordinator. He previously worked with the Office of Sustainability as an undergraduate Sustainability Fellow in 2013, when he played an instrumental role in Georgetown’s attainment of Bicycle-Friendly University certification. Greg begins a Ph.D. program studying sustainable energy in Fall 2018 at UC Davis.

Past Interns

Karolína Kvačková (MLASP ‘20)
Intern Coordinator
Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic
Major: Master in Latin American Studies

Caroline Flibbert (COL ‘21)
Sustainability Coordination and Engagement Intern

Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Major: Environmental Biology

Sam Cormier (COL ’21) 
Media & Communications Intern

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major: Spanish and Psychology

Renny Simone (SFS ’21) 
Sustainability Intern

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Major: Culture and Politics

Jennifer Ayres (NHS’22) 
Sustainability Intern

Hometown: Hinsdale, Illinois
Major: Global Health

Cassidy Gasteiger (SFS ’18)
Coordination & Engagement Intern
Hometown: Lewisburg, PA
Major: Science and Technology in International Affairs (Environment and Energy concentration)

Trea-Ell Davis (COL ’19) 
Coordination & Engagement Intern
Hometown: Bowie, Maryland
Major: Government & African American Studies

Angela Lu (NHS ’20) 
Marketing & Communications Intern
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
Major: Healthcare Management and Policy

Ben Bollero (SFS ’20) 
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
Major: International Economics

Maya Hiraki (MSB’20) 
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Major: Management, Leadership, and Innovation (for now, who knows what I switch to)

Signe Stroming (SFS ’19)
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Issaquah, Washington
Major: Science, Technology, & International Affairs

Charles Johnson (SFS’20) 
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Alexandria, LA
Major: International Politics

Erika Gebhardt (MSB’21) 
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Woodstock, VT
Major: Undeclared in the MSB

Jasmin Ouseph (SFS’19) 
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs

Eric Chen (SFS ’18)
Media & Communications Intern
Hometown: Falmouth, ME
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs (Global Health Concentration)

Theo Montgomery (SFS ’18)
Coordination & Engagement Intern
Hometown: Princeton, NJ
Major: Science, Technology, & International Affairs

Yuou Wu (SFS ’19)
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Beijing, China
Major: International Political Economy

Austin Hong (COL’ 18)
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Majors: Environmental Biology, English

Patrick MacDonald (SFS ’17)
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Norwalk, CT
Major: Culture & Politics
Fun Fact: I spent my junior year abroad in Rio and loved it!

Sandhya Mahadevan (SFS ’17)
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs (Energy & Environment Concentration)

Aaron Silberman (SFS ’18)
Sustainability Associate
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major: Science, Technology, and International Affairs (Energy & Environment Concentration)

Monica Mahal (COL ’17)
Coordination & Engagement Intern
Major: Government (minors in Environmental Studies & Economics)

Mandy Lee (SFS ’17)
Coordination & Engagement Intern
Major: STIA – Energy & Environment

Danielle Huang (COL ’17)
Coordination & Engagement Intern
Major: Environmental Biology 

Patrick Drown (SFS’17)
Coordination and Engagement Intern 
Major: Culture and Politics

Yinuo “Jenny” Zhang (SFS ’20)
Sustainability Associate
Major: Undecided

Rachel Charrow (COL ’15)
Major: Mathematics
Minors: Environmental Studies, Economics

Meredith Cheney (COL ’16)
Communications Intern
Major: Economics

Zhihang Lin (GSAS ’14)
Graduate Research Assistant
Degree: Applied Economics

Joe Koech (COL ’14)
Major: Government

Catherine Hendren (SFS ’14)
Major: Science, Technology and International Affairs

Jane Xie (SFS ’14)
Major: Science, Technology and International Affairs

Noreen Sajwani, NHS ’15
Major: Health Care Management and Policy

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Former Sustainability Ambassadors

Haley Wigglesworth (NHS ’17)

Emma Berg (COL ’19)

Gabe Isaacson (MSB ’16)

Andrew Lyu (SFS ’16)

Makaiah Mohler (COL ’16)

Kyle Rice (SFS ’16)

Colleen Wood (SFS ’14)

2013-2014 Sustainability Fellows

Back Row (L to R):  Oltan Akin, Joseph Roohan, Juan Dent, Gregory Miller, Rafael Go
Front Row (L to R): Jane Xie, Rachel Charow, Ellen Ebert, Serena Li, Veronica Motley.

In June 2013, ten Undergraduate Sustainability Fellows embarked on a year-long journey of sustainability in theory and practice. The program, sponsored by Georgetown University’s Office of the Provost, Department of Culture Communications and Technology, Center for Social Justice, and the Office of Sustainability used the campus as a Living Lab to provide classroom and real-world learning opportunities while helping advance sustainability on campus.

The Fellows work in teams to collect data and implement sustainability projects on campus. Their projects include Donating Reusable Goods, Biking and Transportation, Green Spaces and Storm Water Management, Regents Hall Data Visualization, an empirical study on campus composting practices, and consulting for the SIPS Green Revolving Loan Fund. The data and deliverables produced by the students are directly informing Georgetown’s campus-wide sustainability efforts and plans.