Partner Profiles

Sarah Light joined the teaching faculty of The Wharton School since 2013 and her previous appointments include Columbia University, Lecturer, Earth Institute; Brooklyn Law School, Visiting Assistant Professor; Fordham Law...Read more »

As the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Director of Purchasing Services, Mark Mills oversees approximately $1 billion in University spend.  Mark’s team performs a variety of services on behalf of Penn,...Read more »

PennGreen is an environmentally focused Pre-Orientation program offered to 40 incoming freshmen, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Undergraduate Assembly, the Green Campus Partnership, and the Trustees' Council...Read more »

Joe Gaither knows all about trash and recycling on campus, where it comes from, and where it goes. As a supervisor in Penn’s Facilities & Real Estate Services Urban Parks...Read more »

There are no easy answers to the challenges of environmental sustainability, David Hsu cautions his city planning students. But he encourages each of them to direct his or her particular...Read more »

Danielle Gambogi MES’14, Berenice Leung C’17, Emily Wei W’16

Part competition, part awareness campaign, Penn’s annual Power Down Challenge needs a high level of communications to reach the all corners...Read more »

Dominic McGraw – ITS Support Manager, Penn Law

For Dominic McGraw, his job and his passion merge as the Staff Eco-Rep at Penn’s Law School. At Penn Law since 2011, Dominic has created a path for environmental sustainability...Read more »

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As she describes it, Bethany Wiggin “jumped at the chance” last summer to participate in the Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum program. She attended a workshop for faculty, and then...Read more »

Michael Accardo, psychology major and Residential Advisor in Ware College House, apparently also has a green thumb. As the Head Gardener of the Penn Garden Club, Michael has been cultivating...Read more »

Dan Schupsky

Dan Schupsky is an assistant coach in both men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs at Penn. He has been in this role at the University since 2010, before which...Read more »

Brian D. Shaw – Director, Business Services

Brian Shaw oversees Penn Transit, Parking Services, Penn Mail Services and the Penn Ice Rink. He came to Penn in 2010 from Chicago where he worked as a Senior Planner...Read more »

Dr. Jane Dmochowski, Managing Director of the Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER), and Dr. Ann Greene, Adjunct Assistant Professor and Associate Director for the Undergraduate Studies Department of...Read more »

Lambros Theofanidis C'12

In addition to co-founding the Green Acorn Certification Program, Lambros spearheaded another Green Fund project this past year in The Greening of The Castle, which educated fraternity members...Read more »

Abby Waldorf C'12 & Ashima Sukhdev C'12

They might be too busy to think about it now, but as their senior year rolls along Abby and Ashima will eventually be able to look back and realize the...Read more »

Leandra Kern & Kilian Feeney, SEAS Green Team

In response to Dean Eduardo Glandt’s pledge to expand sustainability initiatives at the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Leandra Kern and Kilian Feeney stepped forward and formed the...Read more »

After working for five years as an architect and environmental consultant in his hometown of Tehran, Mostapha enrolled at Penn in September 2010 as one of ten students in the...Read more »

Shortly after earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Penn, Emily was named Wharton’s Associate Director for Sustainability and Leadership in 2009. Since then, she has helped launch numerous successful...Read more »

Doug Miller C'12

A College junior pursuing a double major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) and Environmental Studies, Doug is at the forefront of innovative student sustainability initiatives across campus. In 2009, he...Read more »

Stan Laskowski

Stan Laskowski is a lecturer in the Department of Earth & Environmental Science and an academic advisor in the Master of Environmental Studies program at Penn. A former Deputy Regional...Read more »

Serving as the student population’s (local) foodie, Maura enters her senior year at Penn as one of the most recognizable campus leaders in sustainability. She was among the first students...Read more »



The average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles. That's as far as a trip from Philadelphia to Houston.