Sustainability Ambassadors | Office of Sustainability | The University of Vermont(title)

A Sustainability Ambassador is a UVM faculty or staff member who is committed to promoting sustainability in the workplace and act as a catalyst for culture change at UVM. Ambassadors play a vital role in supporting the promotion of sustainability among peers.

Ambassadors serve as educators and communicators. Ambassadors help direct employees to and inform them of sustainability programs, activities and resources. This means ensuring coworkers know about all of the sustainability programs that already exist, helping to make them more accessible, and having conversations about why sustainability is important and how to make sustainable lifestyle choices at work and beyond.


Ambassadors are expected to be active in the Teams channel and share announcements and events with their units. They may also make office improvements ranging from updating signage to championing new programs or contribute to campus wide sustainability efforts like supporting events or creating helpful resources.

Ambassadors should be able to commit to 1 hour/month for a minimum of one year and are welcome to continue for as long as they'd like and can work on projects that require additional time if they have the availability.

All Ambassadors are encouraged to complete the Campus Sustainability Series through Professional Development & Training offered each fall but it is not a requirement. New Ambassadors are welcomed throughout the year with most joining in January, following this series.


Ambassador positions are not selective/competitive, units can have multiple Ambassadors and all employees with an interest are welcomed! Ambassadors from areas of campus that are not yet represented and those who can add diversity to our group are especially encouraged to join.

If you’d like to become an Ambassador send an email with a short explanation of why you’re interested and how you envision contributing to the group.

Current Ambassadors
  • Jennifer Main, CEMS
  • April Christenson, Writing in the Disciplines
  • Laurie McLean, Larner College of Medicine
  • Cyndi Dowling, Grossman School of Business
  • Marie Bouffard, Purchasing
  • Masha Shelukha, Division of DEI
  • Elora Ditton, Enrollment Management
  • Lindsey Moore, Biochemistry
  • Christine Silkotch, Howe Library
  • Bella Butzirus, Pulmonary Medicine
  • Cameron Ishee, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • Allen Josey, Event Services
  • Kunie Renaud, CESS
  • Robin Grant, Client Services
  • Daniel Erickson, RSENR
  • Jonathan 'Doc' Bradley, Department of Political Science
  • Emily Cummings, CEMS
  • Deirdre Manion-Fischer, Biochemistry
Ambassador Alumni
  • Paul Yoon, Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  • Michael Pelletier, Physical Plant
  • Leigh Ann Holterman, Larner Learning Commons
  • Ken Bechtel, Social Work
  • Casey Smith, Planning Design and Construction
  • Erin Dickinson, VP Legal Affrs and Gen Counsel
  • Danielle Moore, RSENR
  • Hayley Hasberger, Grossman School of Business
  • Chelsey Stack, Office of Medical Education
  • Amy Ligay, Department of Surgery
  • Anna Hand, Residential Life
  • Kristen Cella, CNHS
  • Scott Greenia, ETS Client Services
  • Aimee Germain, Gund Institute for Environment
  • Jessie Robinson, UVM Foundation
  • Kristen Andrews, Career Center
  • Brittany LeBeau, RSENR
  • James Cardillo, Custodial Services
  • John Mejia, Student and Community Relations