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 joined Johns Hopkins in 2019 and serves as the Director of Sustainability. In his role, he oversees the Office of Sustainability team and programs, serves on the Johns Hopkins Sustainability Leadership Council and Hopkins Local Advisory Committee, and collaborates with university-wide stakeholders to develop strategies and programs that enhance JHU’s sustainability roadmap. Julian has worked in the higher education sector for over twelve years and has broad experience in sustainability planning and university administration. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Environmental Studies with a focus in policy and sustainability and is a proud walking commuter who lives with his family near the Homewood Campus.

Agathe Pierot

Data Analyst
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 six 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.

Teressa Healy

Communications & Engagement Specialist
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.

Ryan Weeks

Green Labs 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.

Tanvi Gadhia

Sustainability Program Manager
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 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.

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.

Leana Houser

Waste Reduction & Recycling Manager
Leana Houser is the Waste Reduction and Recycling Manager 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.

Want to Join the Team?

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.