Julian Goresko is the Director of Sustainability and brings over ten years of experience working in the sustainability and higher education sectors. Before joining Hopkins’ sustainability team, Julian was a Senior Sustainability Manager at the University of Pennsylvania, where he led university-wide strategic planning efforts, implementation, and engagement programs for their Climate Action Plan 2.0. At JHU, Julian is responsible for helping to lead the university’s sustainability vision and working with stakeholders across the entire campus to identify practices and programs that advance Hopkins’ role as a leader in sustainability. Julian has broad experience in all aspects of university life and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Environmental Studies with a focus in sustainability.

Jessica Bast is the Student Programming and Outreach Coordinator, working to engage and educate members of the Johns Hopkins community to strengthen participation in sustainability initiatives. Jessica’s passion for sustainability sparked early on, guiding her to graduate from Elon University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s in Environmental Studies, where she conducted her capstone research in collaboration with Penn’s Sustainability Office.

Jason Mathias is the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, working to lower Johns Hopkins’ carbon footprint through various initiatives like Smart Labs and renewable energy projects. He is also responsible for managing data and metrics. Jason joined the Office from Baltimore City government, with five years logged in the Office of Sustainable Energy managing energy and alternative transportation projects. He is a Certified Energy Manager and has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Studies from Towson University.


Liam Moylan is a senior majoring in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He started his internship in the Office of Sustainability during the summer of 2019 and will continue through the 2019-2020 school year. Liam is also a member of the Men’s Soccer Team and is planning on working in the engineering industry after graduation.

Emery Buckner-Wolfson is a junior studying neuroscience. She began her internship at the Office of Sustainability in the fall of 2019. Aside from her interest in the environment, Emery is passionate about visual arts and the Spanish language. She’s also involved in community service, volunteering at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and various community centers throughout Baltimore.


Sumi Kim is a junior Environmental Studies/Writing Seminars double major. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, but currently lives in London. Besides being an Eco-Rep, she is involved in Students for Environmental Action, Discourse, Zeniada, and is a column writer for the Newsletter. As an Eco-Rep, Sumi is excited to work on something she is passionate about with people that support both her and sustainability.

Jonah Kasdan is a senior from Los Angeles studying Environmental Science and Studies and International Studies (IS). In addition to being an Eco-rep, he is involved in the Johns Hopkins Model United Nations Team (Hopmun), Students for Environmental action (SEA), and the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He is passionate about sustainable living, particularly sustainable food systems and organic agriculture, and cannot wait to make Homewood a more eco-friendly campus!

Preethi Kaliappan is a sophomore from Rochester, Minnesota studying environmental engineering. Aside from being an Eco-Rep, she is involved in the Johns Hopkins chapter of Engineers without Borders and is a member of Theta Tau. Preethi hopes to use the Eco-Rep position to inspire and motivate people to take action in making Hopkins a more sustainable campus!

Ethan Underweiser is a sophomore from New York. He is double majoring in Environmental Studies and Psychology with a minor in Theater and Arts. Along with being an Eco-rep, Ethan is a part of the Student Philanthropy Association, the Johns Hopkins Ultimate Frisbee team, the Undergraduate Admissions staff, and the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. As an Eco-Rep, Ethan is excited to make a positive difference in Hopkins’s waste management system, as well as Hopkins’s climate and energy initiative.

Erika Wong is a sophomore from San Francisco, CA and an Environmental Science Major with an Economics Minor. In addition to being an Eco-rep, Erika is the Women’s Foil Team Captain on the Varsity Fencing Team, Co-VP of the Parafencing Club and is involved with the Earth Sciences Honor Society (Sigma Gamma Epsilon). Additionally, she is passionate about sustainable practices in food and reducing dependency on single-use plastics.

Elly Ren is a sophomore at from Atlanta, Georgia majoring in Environmental Science and International Studies (IS). In addition to being an Eco-rep, she is involved with Refuel our Future, the Blue Jay’s Perch community garden, Real Food Hopkins, and Compassion and Responsible Eating for Animals (CARE). She’s most passionate about issues surrounding food and climate change and is excited to put on events that get students thinking about sustainability in all its facets–environmental, economic, social. 

Anjali Kashyap is a junior Environmental Science major on the pre-medical track from Cleveland, Ohio.  In addition to her Eco-rep position, she is the captain of JHU’s women’s varsity tennis team and is an academic study consultant.  Anjali is very excited to work on community outreach projects centered around sustainability, waste and the intersection between environment and health. 

Krittika Negandhi is a sophomore studying Environmental Engineering. She is passionate about a broad range of environmental issues, but is especially interested in energy systems and waste management. Krittika is looking forward to working with the Office of Sustainability and other Eco-Reps to improve the sustainability culture on campus! 

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