From strategic planning to campus operations, technical guidance, behavior change education, and more, the Office of Sustainability’s work spans the physical, academic, and cultural environments of JHU. Our office aims to empower students, faculty, and staff to meaningfully contribute to a more just and sustainable world.

  Our Team

Julian Goresko

Director of Sustainability
Julian Goresko is the Director of Sustainability, serving as the university’s lead sustainability officer, and managing the Office of Sustainability. In his role, Julian collaborates with university-wide stakeholders and external partners to develop strategies and programs that enhance JHU’s sustainability roadmap in alignment with regional priorities. Julian is a passionate sustainability professional and has worked in the higher education sector since 2009, collaborating with staff, faculty, and students at all levels. He has broad experience in sustainability planning, implementation, and university administration and holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also a founding member of Penn’s sustainability team. Julian is a proud walking commuter who lives with his family in the Hampden neighborhood.

Agathe Pierot

Sustainability Manager, Operations & Data
Agathe Pierot leads 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 eight years of 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 Master’s in Finance from EDHEC Business School.

Leana Houser

Sustainability Manager, Zero Waste
Leana Houser is the Sustainability Manager, Zero Waste who works to engage all members of the Johns Hopkins community in reducing the generation of waste and encouraging the responsible reuse and recycling of materials. Her dedication to protecting the health of the environment and the people in it began during her camping excursions every summer as a child and carried through to rural St Mary’s College of Maryland, where she earned a BA in Public Policy. Leana continues ever stronger as a proud resident of Baltimore City and 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.

Ryan Weeks

Senior Sustainability Specialist
Ryan Weeks works to make all research labs at Johns Hopkins more sustainable through individual behavioral changes and institution-wide initiatives. Ryan holds a B.A. in Biochemistry and Mathematical Sciences from Colby College and recently defended his PhD thesis in Chemical Biology at Johns Hopkins University. His work with sustainability began during his PhD research when he helped begin the JHU Green Labs program.

Bena Zeng

Energy Engineer
Bena Zeng works in the Engineering and Energy Department of JHFRE. At JHU, Bena is responsible for the investigation, 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.

Teressa Healy

Communications Associate
Teressa Healy works to connect the JHU community to sustainability initiatives through digital media, storytelling, behavior change programs, and outreach events. Teressa has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Dickinson College, where she engaged in research topics ranging from climate change resilience in Nepal to food security in Pennsylvania and served as Communications & Outreach Coordinator at Dickinson’s Center for Sustainability Education.

Claire Runquist

Senior Sustainability Specialist for Engagement and Community-Building
Claire Runquist serves as the Senior Sustainability Specialist for Engagement and Community-Building. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science from Macalester College and an M.S. from the University of Iceland in Environment and Natural Resources. Claire’s experience spans sustainability consulting, the nonprofit sector, and higher education. She’s passionate about bringing people together to collectively solve sustainability challenges.

Tanvi Gadhia

Sustainability Manager, Engaged Learning & Leadership
Tanvi Gadhia envisions and promotes the long-term strategy and success of the Sustainability Leadership Council (SLC) committees and working groups, as well as the development and implementation of a new Campus as a Living Lab program. Tanvi has over ten years of experience in sustainability leadership in higher education and previously worked in the non-profit sector in environmental policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and environmental education. She holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins, and BA in Environmental Studies from UMBC.

Stacy Villegas

Sustainability Fellow
Stacy serves as the Sustainability Fellow exclusively dedicated to the JHU Campus as Living Lab Program. As part of her multifaceted role, she is dedicated to cultivating strong partnerships within JHU’s distinguished faculty and staff to advance the program's growth and visibility. Stacy brings a strong background in addressing global challenges and sustainability, having recently earned a Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, specializing in Climate and Health.

Divisional Sustainability Staff

Graham Browning

Sustainability Manager, Hopkins Dining
Graham Browning earned her degrees in Health Sciences and Environmental Sciences from Furman University. She then went to Washington D.C. for an internship working with a non-profit focused on food security and healthy food policy. After finishing her internship, she jumped across the Atlantic to receive her Master of Science degree in Industrial Ecology at Leiden University and Delft University of Technology. After defending her thesis on circular urban agriculture, Graham worked as the Assistant Manager of Sustainable Packaging Technology for Unilever's Global Food and Refreshment R&D team.

Carly Hinton

Sustainability Manager, Bloomberg School of Public Health
As the Sustainability Manager for the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Carly works to implement sustainability initiatives into each aspect of managing the School’s facilities and operations. She has over eight years of experience in environmental engineering and management and is excited to take on the challenge of reducing Bloomberg’s environmental footprint. Carly holds a B.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.

Moriah Barr

Sustainability and Engineering Project Manager, Johns Hopkins Health System
As the Sustainability and Engineering Project Manager for Johns Hopkins Health System, Moriah aims to advance sustainability within the healthcare field. Through collaborative work within the Facilities Department and across the Johns Hopkins system, she has led various initiatives to protect the natural system without compromising patient care. She has experience in project management through her background as an environmental consultant, as a United Nations Millennium Development Fellow, and through the sustainability institute of her alma mater. She graduated from Furman University with a B.S. in Sustainability Sciences and is currently pursuing a M.S. in Environmental Sciences and Policy at JHU.

Elizabeth Egan

Sustainability Manager, Applied Physics Laboratory
Elizabeth Egan serves as the Sustainability Manager for the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). In her role, Elizabeth leads APL’s sustainability strategy and program implementation. Elizabeth brings decade of experience in environmental compliance to the role. She has a robust background in environmental program management for complex and dynamic research facilities. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Bucknell University, a master’s in environmental policy and science from Johns Hopkins, and a master’s in business from Villanova University.

Office of Sustainability Internship Program

Undergraduate and graduate interns are an integral part of the Office of Sustainability team each year. Learn more about the internship program, future opportunities, and our current interns.