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

    Sustainability Director

    284 High Street Room 104

    860-685-3242

    jkleindienst@wesleyan.edu

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    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.

Eco Facilitators Co-Coordinators

  • Emily Aoki '21

    Eco Facilitators Co-Coordinator 2019-20

  • Elizabeth Woolford '21

    Eco Facilitators Co-Coordinator 2019-20

Sustainability Coordinators

  • Marlen Escobedo '21

  • Katie Shewfelt '20

  • Daniel Osofsky '20

Compost Interns

  • Rose Shuker-Haines '20

  • Alex Olvera '20

  • Louisa Carey '22

Office Assistant

  • Kennie Etienne '21

    Office Assistant

  • Meg Wiley '22

    Summer Office Assistant