Samantha Chan
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Samantha Chan


Samantha Chan is the Assistant Director of Sustainability for the Office of Sustainability at the University of Pittsburgh. She works with the University-wide Pitt Sustainability team, providing support for the Pitt Sustainability Plan’s goals and strategy. Samantha helps coordinate sustainability projects campus-wide, including leading the Pitt Green Office and Pitt Green Lab designation programs; supporting zero waste events and initiatives; and communicating Pitt’s leadership and innovation across spectrum of sustainability. Samantha is excited to supporting Pitt Sustainability’s vision of balancing equity, environment and economics so current and future generations can thrive.

Sam’s professional and educational experience includes environmental analytics, wildlife conservation, revitalization efforts, and biophilic resiliency initiatives that benefit both people and the planet.  Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability Samantha worked with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing & Innovation at the University of Tennessee performing embodied energy calculations on recycling techniques for fiber composite epoxy laminate to further the circular economy for airplanes and wind turbines.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Psychology from Allegheny College and a Master’s of Sustainability from Chatham University.

Samantha Chan
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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