Gund Internal Steering Committee, Director, UVM Office of Sustainability

Elizabeth leads the Office of Sustainability at UVM, directing the implementation of the University’s first Comprehensive Sustainability Plan, with a focus on reducing UVM’s greenhouse gas emissions. She prioritizes strong partnerships to make this possible. Prior to taking this role, she was a senior consultant at VEIC and worked across the country to design and implement demand side energy management programs. She also helped to launch the Energy Equity Project. She did her PhD at UVM and was a co-author on the First Vermont Climate Assessment, and sits on the Data and Science Subcommittee of the Vermont Climate Council. Her background includes time as a mountain instructor with NOLS and stints as a faculty member at a small college in New Hampshire, a graduate program in Wyoming and a law school in Vermont.  Away from work, she loves trail running, backcountry skiing and anything with her husband and daughter.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Campus sustainability, municipal energy policy, behavior change, energy equity, leadership development


  • PhD., UVM
  • MS., Antioch University
  • BA., College of Wooster


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