Our Team

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.

Reach the Office of Sustainability at 518-442-2592 or [email protected].


Office of Sustainability Team Members

Mary Ellen Mallia, Director

Drew Somoray, Graduate Assistant


Assessment Team

Eshwar Nidadavolu, Graduate Assistant

Greg Massara, Strategy and Impact Assistant

Grace Hammond, Energy and Sustainability Data Analyst


Communications Team

Brianna Vasquez, Communication and Social Media Manager

Liliana Cifuentes, Communication Assistant, Written Content

Erin Odell, Communication Assistant, Written and Video Content

Aaliyah Hussain, Webmaster


Operations Team

Olivia Dirla, Operations Manager

Mausi Ruhland-Mauhs, Operations Assistant

Camryn Tarkos, Ecosystem Intern


Programming Team

Erica Strand, Program Manager

Kathryn Jagde, Program Assistant - Green Labs and Workspace Challenge

James Cuddy, Program Assistant - Zero Waste

Isabella Blauvelt-Mercado, Program Assistant - Eco Reps coordinator

Alyssa Kamara, Climate Intern

Sarata Hackman, Fill It Forward Manager

Open, Food Systems Intern

Open, Alternative Mobility Intern

Open, Clean Energy Intern