Staff

Pitt is working to be a leader and innovator in sustainability, with a dedicated team in place to champion equitable, environmental, and economically balanced change, benefiting both people and the planet.

Our campus sustainability leaders are always happy to answer your call and help guide you in your personal path towards a more sustainable Pitt. 

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Aurora Sharrard
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
(she/her)
About Aurora
Chris Gassman
Chris Gassman
Senior Associate Director
Center for Sustainable Business
(he/him)
About Chris
Corey Karwowski
Mobility Specialist
Parking & Transportation
(she/her)
About Corey
Ellie Cadden
Academic Sustainability Programs Manager
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
(she/her)
About Ellie
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Emily Potoczny
Sustainability Engagement Manager
Office of Sustainability
(she/her)
About Emily
Esmée de Cortie
Administrative Coordinator
Sustainability
(she/her)
About Esmée
Gena Kovalcik
Gena Kovalcik
Co-Director
Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
(she/her)
About Gena
Jennifer Barnes
Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Manager
Purchasing Services
(she/her)
About Jennifer
Joëlle Kanyana
ESG Program Manager
Center for Sustainable Business
(she/her)
About Joëlle
Jonathan Burgess
Director
Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory
(he/him)
About Jonathan
Kristen Ahern
Program Manager
Center for Sustainable Business
(she/her)
About Kristen
Lou Tierno III
Decarbonize Middle America Program Manager
Center for Sustainable Business
(he/him)
About Lou
Madeline Weiss
Student Sustainability Engagement Coordinator
Student Affairs
(she/her)
About Madeline
Megan Guy
Megan Guy
Outreach Coordinator & Data Analyst
Pittsburgh Water Collaboratory
(she/her)
About Megan
Nick Goodfellow
Nick Goodfellow
Sustainability Manager
Business, Hospitality, & Auxiliary Services
(he/him)
About Nick
Samantha Chan
Assistant Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
(she/her)
About Samantha