Sally distills priorities and manages the team in the Office of Sustainability. She tries her best to listen to divergent perspectives from partners across the SustainableUMD network and find common goals and priorities that the Office of Sustainability can use to guide strategy. She also works closely with implementation leaders for UMD’s Climate Action Plan to facilitate achievement of carbon reduction targets. She joined the Office in 2011 and dedicated herself to building out UMD’s sustainability metrics programs while improving campus-wide access to sustainability-related information. She believes in the power of UMD as a community that can create and test realistic solutions to vexing problems like climate change, food insecurity, energy-related externalities, human disconnection from nature, and more.
Sally earned an interdisciplinary Master of Science degree in Natural Resources with a focus on Environment, Society & Public Affairs from the University of Vermont; She earned dual bachelor degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. Outside of work, she is frequently found enjoying outdoor adventures with her family by splashing in creeks, roaming forest trails, playing in the rare snow, or just walking with their adorable dog to the local bakery.