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The Office of Sustainability is here to help those in the WPI community looking to have a bigger part in sustainability on campus or in their lives.

From our office staff who run the day-to- day operations, to our volunteer WPI Eco-Reps who can answer any questions that you have about sustainability efforts in your on-campus building, to our Sustainability Advisory Committee who provides leadership and coordination for WPI's campus-wide efforts, feel free to reach out to us on how you can get involved.

Our Staff

PAUL MATHISEN, DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY

Professor Mathisen joined the Office of Sustainability as Director in 2018, and he continues to teach and conduct research in the areas of water resources and environmental engineering. He enjoys challenging himself to learn new ideas and concepts, which he can then apply to solve problems that can make a difference for other people. WPI's curriculum and projects program provide the perfect environment for fostering these opportunities. Paul looks forward to working with WPI students, faculty, and staff to further sustainability initiatives across the curriculum and in the WPI, Worcester, and global communities. 

Contact Paul: mathisen@wpi.edu

 

LIZ TOMASZEWSKI, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY

Liz Tomaszewski is Associate Director of Sustainability as well as Facilities Systems Manager and Campus Ombudsman.  She is a member of the AASHE (Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Advisory Council, the Education Society for Resource Management, and International Ombudsman Association.  She has a MBA from Bentley College and spent many years in manufacturing management before coming to WPI.

Contact Liz: ltomasz@wpi.edu  

Student Sustainability Interns

 


Maya Sun

OLIVIA CATON

Olivia is a senior majoring in Environmental Engineering and minoring in IMGD. On campus, she is part of the Art and Design Club, Ballroom Dance Team, and participated in the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge. As a sustainability intern she enjoys working on the 2020 Sustainability Report, updating the Office of Sustainability website, and assisting with the revisions of the 2020-2025 Sustainability Plan.


Sam Hopkins

SAM HOPKINS

Sam is a sophomore majoring in Biomedical Engineering. On campus, Sam is the treasurer of the Green Team and vice president of the Fencing Club. As a sustainability intern, he updated the Office of Sustainability webpage, assisted the Sustainability Ambassadors, and worked on the transportation plan.

 

Ema Mehuljic

 

RUSHAB PATIL

Rushab is currently a graduate student studying Robotics and Aerospace Engineering. As a Sustainability Intern, he fixes and manages bikes in the Gompei’s Gears Bikeshare Program. He loves the problem solving aspect of fixing bikes and teaching people how to fix them. He is a part of Green Team and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics on campus. He enjoys designing and building robots, things with wings (Rockets and Drones).


Adriana Alvarado

MAYA SUN

Maya is a junior majoring in Chemical Engineering. On campus she is part of the Women’s Crew team, Ultimate Frisbee team, and Student Government Association. As a sustainability intern she enjoys helping with Gompei’s Gears Bike Share, working on the 2019 Sustainability Report, and promoting sustainability initiatives to students.

 
 

 

 

 
 

 

Sustainability Advisory Committee

The purpose of the WPI Sustainability Advisory Committee, led by Director of Sustainability John Orr, is to provide leadership and coordination for WPI's campus-wide efforts in energy and resource conservation, economic security, and social well-being. We are an educational institution; thus, these goals are interwoven with our academic goals in teaching about the practices of sustainable design and the impacts of behavioral changes, as well as in conducting research in the reduction of environmental impacts and in methods of enhancing sustainability. The committee is drawn from, and works with, all segments of the WPI community: students, faculty, and staff. Further, since WPI is an active member of the local, regional, and world communities, the work of this committee will have impacts beyond the WPI campus.

Name Position
Bill Spratt Director of Facilities Operations
Corey Dehner Assistant Teaching Professor, IGSD
Greg Snoddy Associate Dean of Students
Joe Sarkis Professor and Department Head, Foisie School of Business
Paul Mathisen Director of Sustainability
John Orr Former Director of Sustainability
Julie Loveless Senior Assistant Director, Admissions
Kathy Loftus Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering, Energy Management, Whole Foods Market
Kris Wobbe Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Linda Looft Assistant VP of Government and Community Relations
Liz Tomaszewski Assistant Director of Sustainability
Martin Luttrell Digital Communications Manager
MaryBeth Harrity Assistant CIO
Sebastian Rodriguez WPI Class of '20, SGA Representative
Scott Jiusto Associate Professor, IGSD
Ex Officio Winston Soboyejo​ Provost
Ex Officio Jeff Solomon Chief Financial Officer

Want to get involved?

​The Office of Sustainability regularly meets with student leaders in sustainability organizations to stay connected and support our impressive network of student groups. These meetings have brought about new initiatives in the Office of Sustainability and formed bridges between the community's efforts to advance sustainability on campus. For more information on the Office of Sustainability, you can contact their alias green@wpi.edu. To learn more about these students and their activities, please visit the Community Engagement page, or contact Enactus at enactusexec@wpi.edu to learn about problem solving and innovation through competition and entrepreneurship.