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Office of Sustainability

The University of Maryland Office of Sustainability supports and advances campus environmental performance and literacy, engagement, financial stewardship, and social well-being. The office facilitates the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices, and programs for the campus community.


Empower the university community to imagine and co-create a vibrant future for people, ecosystems and the planet.


Through technical expertise and partnerships, the UMD Office of Sustainability works to align the university’s culture with sustainability principles. We strive to integrate these principles into all areas of education, research, and operations. In this process, we seek to continuously improve environmental conditions, well-being, health, safety and community for all life on Earth today and into the future.


Leadership – Guiding, empowering and mentoring key partners across the university to imagine and implement necessary change to create a more vibrant world.

Diversity – Valuing different perspectives, ideas, ways of understanding, and approaches to solving challenges.

Collaboration –Supporting and relying on the collective strength of people and teams for greater gain.

Dignity Offering respect to all. 

Resilience – Recognizing uncertainty, encouraging adaptability, and providing flexibility in solutions.

Experiential Learning – Learning by doing and valuing experimental pilots as part of the learning process.

The Office relies on these Values to carry out its Mission by:

 The Office of Sustainability is part of the Department of Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk and reports to the Vice President for Administration.

Staff (Full-Time)

Portrait of Scott Lupin

Scott Lupin

Portrait of Sally DeLeon

Sally DeLeon

Sustainability Manager
Portrait of Emily Hightower

Emily Hightower

Sustainability Coordinator
Portrait of Taylor Brinks

Taylor Brinks

Sustainability Coordinator
Portrait of Rose Rodriguez

Rose Rodriguez

Sustainability Coordinator
Portrait of Savannah Holt

Savannah Holt

Sustainability Associate


Portrait of Anushka Tandon

Anushka Tandon

Leadership Development Intern
Portrait of Daniel McCoy

Daniel McCoy

Staff Sustainability Intern
Portrait of Julia Ethan

Julia Ethan

Green Greeks Intern
Portrait of Miya Johnston

Miya Johnston

Outreach Events Intern
Portrait of Shannon Garrett

Shannon Garrett

Residential Engagement Intern

SustainableUMD Outreach Ambassadors

Portrait of Aboli Dahiwadkar

Aboli Dahiwadkar

Portrait of Alex Choiniere

Alex Choiniere

Portrait of Catalina Gibney

Catalina Gibney

Portrait of Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang

Portrait of Maria Costas Mastrogianis

Maria Costas Mastrogianis

Portrait of Ryan Kim

Ryan Kim

Portrait of Vishal Sivasankar

Vishal Sivasankar

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