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.

Lia Brussock is a senior majoring in Global Environmental Change & Sustainability and minoring in Economics. Lia is one of the two interns at the Office of Sustainability for the summer of 2019. Outside of her studies, she has a passion for health & fitness and enhancing Greek life on campus. In the upcoming year, she plans on applying to graduate programs with a focus in corporate sustainability to attend after graduation.


Sumi Kim is a sophomore 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 junior 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!

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