University at Albany
 

Our Office

Our office is located in CS 15 (corridor between Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts). We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm during the academic year, with extended hours on Wednesday unitl 7:30pm, and Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the summer. We can be reached by phone at (518) 442-2592 or by email at gogreen@albany.edu.

Our dedicated staff members assist in implementing campus-wide engagement initiatives, developing new programs, and creating communication materials. Our office offers opportunities for students to volunteer and receive credit through the Community and Public Service Program. Contact us at the beginning of each semester if interested.

Cassidy Drasser

Assistant Director of Sustainability

cdrasser@albany.edu

Cassidy has been involved in the development and advancement of the sustainability movement at UAlbany for the last five years. Since her sophomore year, she has helped implement various alternative transportation initiatives on campus as the Alternate Transportation Chair on the Sustainability Council. She has served as President for UAlbany Students for Sustainability and is the co-founder for UAlbany Graduate Students for Sustainability. In April 2014, she received the prestigious "Terra Award" for her active involvement and leadership in promoting sustainability at UAlbany. Cassidy is currently in her fourth year in the Biodiversity, Conservation and Policy Master's Program. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, doing yoga, eating healthy, and most of all, playing with cats!

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Brad Hershenson

Sustainability Fellow

bhershenson@albany.edu

Brad is a first year Master's student in the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University. His studies are focused on transportation, community development, and environmental land-use planning. He is an advocate for civic engagement who enjoys working with students and promoting academic success. As an alumnus of the World of Well-being and Fitness Living Learning Community he has always had a passion for living a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. As a passionate New York Knicks fan he loves to play basketball, ride his bike, and be outdoors.

Pronouns: he/his/him

Dylan Card

Special Projects Coordinator

dcard@albany.edu

Dylan has been a part of the sustainability movement since he was a freshman resident in the Living Learning Community. During his first semester, he became deeply interested in food issues and successfully advocated for more local food options in the dining halls. Dylan has severed in various chair positions from Events Chair to Administrative Chair, as well as President of UAlbany Students for Sustainability. Currently Dylan sits on the UAS Board and is the President of the Graduate Student Association.

When he is not working, he loves hiking and traveling. He is currently a PhD student studying Atmospheric Science.

Pronouns: he/his/him

Rob Bertolacci

Operations Manager

When he's not in the office you can find Rob out longboarding around campus. He also loves hiking and being outdoors. Rob is also an avid Steelers fan! As a freshman he became active in the Sustainability Living Learning Community.

Rob is persuing a degree in Atmospheric Science

Pronouns: he/his/him

Maki Mandelis

Communications Intern

mmandelis@albany.edu

Maki is a Senior and a Communication major and a Business/Psychology Minor. He is the Communications intern at the Office of Sustainability and this is his first year working here. He has been interested in sustainability and energy since he worked with his dad's company. He is from Syracuse, NY and bleeds Syracuse Orange. When he is not working in the office or in the library, you can find him hanging out with friends downtown. He is a huge dog person, loves sports, and loves school. 

Pronouns: he/his/him