Meet the Sustainability Office

Wesleyan University has been involved in sustainability efforts since the 1980s, when it began a recycling program.  The SAGES committee strengthened Wesleyan's sustainability efforts through the creation of a climate action plan and numerous projects and programs.  With the creation of the Sustainability Office in 2012, Wesleyan has further demonstrated its commitment to promoting true sustainability.

Meet past Office employees on the alumni page and read more about Eco Facilitators here.

Sustainability Director

Jen Kleindienst began as Wesleyan's first Sustainability Coordinator in July 2012 and became Sustainability Director in July 2015. Jen is passionate about building a more sustainable world and loves putting ideas into action on the Wesleyan campus. She works to coordinate sustainability efforts between students, faculty, staff, and administrators, and create new programs to foster sustainable thinking and acting. Before coming to Wesleyan, Jen worked in the sustainability offices at Tufts University, St. Michael's College, and MIT. Jen holds an M.S. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England and a B.A. from Hamilton College.

Sustainability Office Summer Interns

Ingrid Eck '19
Middletown Sustainable CT Summer Intern

Mika Yaakoba-Zohar '19
Sustainability Office Summer Assistant

Sustainability Office Interns

Emma Rose Borzekowski '19
Sustainability Coordinator

Lily Davis '20
Eco Facilitators Co-Coordinator 2018-19

Meera Joshi '20
Eco Facilitators Co-Coordinator 2018-19

 

Maggie O'Donnell '20
Composting Intern

Daniel Osofsky '20
Sustainability Coordinator

 

Katie Shewfelt '20
Sustainability Coordinator

Rose Shuker-Haines '20
Composting Intern

Lizzie Walsh '20
Composting Intern

Eco Facilitators 2017-18

Reyna Schedler '21 and Elizabeth Woolford '21
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Lizzie Edwards '21 and Katie Toner '20
Bennet

Nacala Gadsden '21Jessica Gay '20, and Tenzin Ngodup '20
Butts A

Emily Aoki '21 and Jack Jontz '21
Butts C

Lia Di Bitonto '21 and Jaclyn Lore-Edwards '21
Clark 

Matt Querdasi '21 and Maia Rubin '21
Nics

Kyron Roberts '21 and Fiona Skerrett '21
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