Scott is the Director of the Office of Sustainability and Associate Director for the Department of Environmental Safety. He has been with the university since 1997 where his primary focus involves the development of the campus sustainability program and environmental management. Prior to joining the university, Scott served as an Associate with Dames and Moore, an international environmental and engineering consulting firm. He has also served as an EHS Manager for Honeywell, Inc. and as a RCRA inspector and Superfund investigator for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Scott holds a Master`s degree in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional.
Senior Project Manager
Mark has been with the Office of Sustainability since its inception in 2007. He developed and leads the Chesapeake Project faculty development workshop, Sustainability Advisors peer education program, and administers the University Sustainability Fund, among other projects. His work on integrating sustainability education into the student experience was published in the Journal of Sustainability Education and as a chapter in a book on ecological education. Mark earned his Master's degree in Higher Education Policy & Leadership from the University of Maryland where he studied the role of higher education in creating a sustainable society. Prior to attending graduate school, he taught high school earth and environmental science. Before teaching, he worked in organizational development. He holds a BS in Environmental Science, BA in Psychology, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Mark is also a contributing editor to the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Outreach to the campus and the community is central theme to Aynsley's work. She supports existing and develops new campus programs including the Green Office program and the LEAF Outreach Team. She also manages the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. Before joining the Office of Sustainability, Aynsley worked at the North American Association for Environmental Education. She has worked in sustainability education and extension for the past 18 years in private, public and non-profit sectors. A former naturalist, Aynsley has increasingly worked on the development of action-oriented programs that encourage behavior change and the selection of sustainable alternatives. She has a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science), with a focus on climate change and a Bachelor of Education. Aynsley, a Canadian expat, enjoys camping, hiking and running.
Sally manages data and progress tracking for the university’s sustainability efforts. She works with stakeholders around campus to manage goals and strategies in the University of Maryland Climate Action Plan. Before joining the UMD staff Sally was an educator and environmental researcher. At Rocky Mountain Institute she co-authored a guide for colleges and universities on climate action. She worked for the University of Vermont’s Office of Sustainability while finishing her graduate research which focused on sustainable development challenges related to gemstone mining in poor countries. She also taught high school science, worked on a small organic farm, backpacked across the Cordillera Real, and biked across Alaska. Sally holds an MS in Natural Resource Planning, a BA in biology, and a BA in environmental studies. When not at work she enjoys playing outside with her daughter, traveling with her husband, and hanging out at home in Takoma Park.
Andrew supports campus sustainability campaigns through communications and marketing. He publicizes campus sustainability initiatives, manages the Office of Sustainability website and social media while assisting with campus sustainability programming. Andrew graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a BA in Mass Communications. He worked in radio promotions and marketing in Washington, DC for seven years. In 2007, he was an integral part in launching an eco-friendly radio station, 94.7 The Globe. He has also done marketing and events for The Department of Transportation Services here at UMD. Andrew lives in Annapolis and feels a deep connection to the area, the surrounding communities and the beautiful parks and resources of the state of Maryland. He enjoys playing piano, writing, traveling, sports and spending time on the water.
Debbie works on program outreach and research for the Office of Sustainability. She primarily supports the Green Office program, LEAF Outreach Team, and the Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference. She is passionate about bridging sustainability with culture and behavior change. Her independent graduate research on sustainable food initiatives culminated in a thesis on Mexican culture and meat consumption at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability. After completing her master's degree in 2014, Debbie relocated back to the Washington, DC area where she grew up, and began working at Paladino and Company, a sustainability consulting firm, prior to joining the Office of Sustainability. Debbie is also an alumnus of the University of Maryland where she received her bachelor's in Environmental Science and Policy. Debbie is originally from Uganda and enjoys travel, fitness, trying new foods, and jigsaw puzzles.
Blair just completed her sophomore year in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism, and is currently working with Sustainable UMD for her first internship. She loves working with animals, and has been a horseback rider for years. She is a member of the organization Terps for Animal Welfare, which aims to help animals in shelters by fundraising and walking dogs that are currently living in shelters. She has written stories for the Diamondback and the Mitzpeh on campus, and hopes to be an editor in the future.
Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, Zach is a sophomore dual-degree in Spanish language and Family Science, in addition to a double minor in Sustainability Studies and General Business. He is a Resident Assistant in Denton Hall on North Campus where he manages and builds community among 37 residents. Zach is looking to go into a career in Student Affairs after he graduates. In addition to being an RA, he is involved in on-campus research in the Psychology Department, along with working with the Office of Extended Studies as an Orientation Mentor over summer, and is heavily involved in the RHA of Denton Hall. Among other things, he enjoys
running and traveling.
Video Production Intern
Elizabeth is a senior Environmental Science and Policy major from Ellicott City, Maryland. She was an intern for UMD’s Arboretum Center and Pollinaterps Club. There she created an ecosystem manual for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterflies Project and helped with the Campus Bee Survey. Her strong interest in the environment has led her to participate in sustainability related activities around campus and through her own daily practices. She hopes to combine her love of film and knowledge of conservation practices to educate the community about sustainability and the importance of our ecosystems.
LEAF Outreach Team Leader
Born and raised in Kensington, Maryland, John is excited for his first year working for the Office of Sustainability on the LEAF Outreach Team. He is studying Accounting and Finance with a minor in Sustainability Studies. John is also part of the Environment, Technology, and Economy College Park Scholars Program. By next semester, he will have completed the program, but he still looks to stay involved. In his free time, John enjoys playing sports, listening to music, and taking long, sustainable walks on the beach.
LEAF Outreach Team Intern
Born and raised in New Jersey, Shyama is a freshman hoping to double major in Business and Government and Politics with a minor in Sustainability Studies. She is currently involved with leading the composting efforts for the pilot program on campus. She is passionate about encouraging others to learn the right ways to separate waste and recycle. She is currently a part of the FIRE Research Program in the Sustainability Analytics stream. In her spare time, Shyama loves doing yoga, singing, and reading about politics.
LEAF Outreach Team Intern
Andrea is a freshman Civil and Environmental Engineering major from Silver Spring, MD. Her biggest passion is marine life, and she plans to create and implement new filtering systems to reduce the amount of plastics in the oceans to save sea turtles and seals. Andrea is an avid traveler and enjoys being outdoors, swimming at the beach and hiking in the woods. Her favorite way to give back to the community is by picking up litter and tutoring kids. In her free time, Andrea loves doing yoga and petting dogs.
LEAF Outreach Team Intern
All the way from just south of Boston, Massachusetts, Nina is at UMD to study Environmental Science and Technology with a concentration in Environmental Health and a minor in Spanish. Nina tries to get involved as much as she can. She is currently playing club women’s ice hockey for UMD, is a member of the Student Sustainability Committee, and hopes to join Students Helping Honduras as well. In just her first month at Maryland, she convinced two different people to start carrying reusable water bottles. In the summer, Nina is a camp counselor in Cape Cod. She loves working with kids and being creative and active.
LEAF Outreach Team Intern
Born and raised on Long Island in New York, Kate is a sophomore studying Environmental Science and Technology with a minor in Sustainability Studies. She really enjoys getting involved with the community and likes to share her knowledge of the environment with friends and family. She is a member of University Honors as well as the RESTORE club for Environmental Science majors. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and volunteering.
LEAF Outreach Team Intern
Raised in North Potomac, Maryland, Brendan is a freshman studing Cell Biology adn Molecular Genetics, as well as Computer Science. He really enjoys helping others and learning new things when given the chance. He is also a member of the Environment, Technology, and Economy College Park Scholars Program, and frequently tells his family and friends about all the cool, easy things they can do to stay green and protect the environment. He really loves teaching and working with other people in order to get projects done. He is really excited about finding new ways to help contribute to his community and also meet tons of new people.