STAFF

Julian Goresko

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. At JHU, Julian is responsible for helping to lead the university’s sustainability vision and working with stakeholders across the entire university 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

Lizzie Grabowski

Lizzie Grabowski is the Sustainability Leadership Council (SLC) Coordinator, working to unite faculty, students, and staff across the University in collaborative work to transform Johns Hopkins into a sustainability leader. Lizzie spent her early career teaching environmental science, ecology, and land stewardship on organic farms in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. She holds a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Health and Food Studies from Dickinson College and is currently pursuing her M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy.

Agathe Pierot is the Sustainability Analyst, leading the collection, analysis, management, and communication of data and metrics. She provides analytic support for all sustainability projects with data-related needs. She has over 6 years’ experience working on sustainability issues, especially as they pertain to energy efficiency in buildings and sustainable investments. She became passionate about campus sustainability in her previous role at the Yale Office of Sustainability. She holds a Masters’ in Finance from EDHEC Business School.

Bena Zeng

Bena Zeng is the Energy Engineer working in the Engineering and Energy Department of JHFRE.  At JHU, Bena is responsible for investigating, data measurement and verification, and implementation of energy savings measures for Homewood Campus and all affiliated campuses.  She brings 10 years of energy auditing, facilities management and mechanical design experience to this role.  Her passion for building energy optimization and process improvement stemmed from her Mechanical Engineering degree at Syracuse University. 

Leana Houser

Leana Houser is the Waste Reduction and Recycling Manager, working to engage all members of the Johns Hopkins community to reduce the generation of waste and encourage the responsible reuse and recycling of materials. She has been committed to sustainability issues for her entire career at Hopkins which began in 2003, including receiving her Master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from the JHU Advanced Academic Programs. Her dedication to protecting the health of the environment and the people in it began camping every summer as a child and carried through to rural St Mary’s College of Maryland where she earned a BA in Public Policy and continues ever stronger as a proud resident of Baltimore City.

SUSTAINABILITY INTERNS

Madison Bates

Madison Bates is a sophomore from Massachusetts majoring in Environmental and International Studies. Along with her internship at the Office of Sustainability, Madison is an Outdoor Pursuits instructor where she leads challenging outdoor trips in order to foster environmental stewardship. Ultimately, Madison is looking to pursue a career in environmental law.

Julia Comeau is a first year graduate student at Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies where she concentrates in International Economics and Energy, Resources, and Environmental Policy. Prior to attending Johns Hopkins, Julia worked on Capitol Hill where she developed policy governing the energy and environmental sector. In addition to her internship with the Office of Sustainability, Julia holds a leadership position in the SAIS International Finance Club. She received her B.A. in Ocean Policy and Economics from the University of Miami. 

Kylie Poe

Kylie Poe is a junior from Connecticut majoring in Environmental Science and Writing Seminars. She also works as a copy reader on the News-Letter and a member of the Student Advisory Board for the Writing Seminars Department, and she is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity. Kylie hopes to work in sustainability or environmental science writing one day and is getting her start with an internship at the Office of Sustainability.

ECO-REPS

Erika Wong

Erika Wong is a junior from San Francisco, CA and an Environmental Science Major with an Economics Minor. In addition to being the student Eco-Rep Coordinator, Erika is the Women’s Team Captain on the Varsity Fencing Team, a leader of the new student organization Athlete Ally, 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.

Anjali

Anjali Kashyap is a senior 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. 

Preethi Kaliappan

Preethi Kaliappan is a junior from Rochester, Minnesota studying mechanical 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

Ethan Underweiser is a junior 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.

Dorothy Thompson

Dorothy Thompson is a sophomore from Austin, Texas. She is studying Environmental Engineering with a minor in Engineering for Sustainable Development. Dorothy is an outdoor trip leader with the Johns Hopkins Outdoors Club, she dances with the Aerial Circus Club and is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity. Dorothy is specifically looking forward to learning more about waste management on campus and using her creativity and resourcefulness to contribute to future projects that decrease the carbon footprint of the Hopkins community!

Romina Rojas is a sophomore from New Jersey majoring in Biophysics and minoring in Environmental Studies, along with being on the pre-medical track. In addition to the Eco-Rep position, Romina is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority and involved with Blue Key Society. She is very passionate about sustainability and hopes to promote sustainable practices on campus through the Eco-Rep position.

Giselle-Dior Bourelly is sophomore from Oakland, CA majoring in public health with a possible minor in psychology. She spends time tutoring elementary school students from the community in STEM subjects in an effort to encourage them to enter STEM fields in the future. Giselle is excited to be working as an Eco-Rep to make a difference in campus sustainability.

Kathy Cao is a sophomore from New York. She is pursuing a major in Mechanical Engineering and two minors in Environmental Engineering and Entrepreneurship & Management. In addition to working as an Eco-Rep, she is a regular volunteer with Campus Kitchen and is the director of volunteer recruitment and management for Blue Jay’s Perch, Hopkins’ very own community garden. Kathy is looking forward to working with the Community Living team to make a sustainable change to campus life through her Eco-Rep position!

Talia Shadroui is a sophomore from Tennessee, majoring in International Studies and Environmental Studies. In addition to working as an Eco-Rep, she is an SGA senator, the Director of Public Relations for the Johns Hopkins Law Review, and a student representative for the Sustainability Leadership Council. She is excited to contribute to sustainability efforts on campus, bring awareness to environmental issues, and share her passion for environmental justice.