Meet some of the people working on the platform.
Jennifer Andrews, Sustainability Project Director
Jenn comes to UNHSI from Clean Air-Cool Planet, where she worked for 13 years promoting practical climate solutions for colleges and universities as well as municipalities and businesses. During her tenure there she helped to launch, oversee and continually develop the Campus Carbon Calculator, to the point where it has become an indispensable carbon management and sustainability tool for hundreds of colleges and universities nationwide, and she managed the Climate Fellows program since its inception as well. She holds a B.A in English and an M.A. in mental health, both from the University of New Hampshire. Before CA-CP, she did work in public radio, and as an historic and environmental educator for children.
Allison Leach, Postdoctoral Researcher
Allison Leach is a postdoctoral researcher with the UNH Sustainability Institute. She is a developer of the nitrogen footprint approach, and she led the integration of the nitrogen footprint into SIMAP. She is a co-lead of the Nitrogen Footprint Tool Network, which is the group of campuses that pilot tested the original campus nitrogen footprint model and continues to lead new development and research. Prior to arriving at UNH, Allison was a researcher and graduate student at the University of Virginia where she developed the first-ever university level nitrogen footprint model. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of New Hampshire. Her dissertation was titled "The Nitrogen Challenge: Footprints Tools and On-Farm Solutions." If you have any nitrogen footprint questions, you can contact her at Allison.Leach@unh.edu.
Benjamin Robinson, Technical Program Assistant
Benjamin Robinson is a recent graduate from the Masters of Greenhouse Gas Management & Accounting program at Colorado State University. He has experience performing GHG inventories at various levels, raging from project scale to full scale national inventories. Ben gained valuable experience on national inventories and well as their reporting and verification systems while working at the UNFCCC headquarters in Bonn, Germany during 2018. At Colorado State, his research focused on GHG emissions from agriculture and land use, as well as modeling of these emissions using various biogeochemical models. He received his B.S. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Florida, and during this time traveled to Alaska to research carbon cycling and feedback loops in permafrost.
Cassidy Yates, Graduate student and SIMAP Intern
Cassidy Yates is pursuing a Masters of Environmental Engineering at the Univeristy of New Hampshire reserching per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the wastewater treatment process. She has been interning with the UNH Sustainability Institue since January 2019 with her work including a composting pilot, waste analysis, UNH's carbon and nitrogen footprint, and SIMAP data reviews. Cassidy also has experience with greenhouse gas accounting on the local government level from her work as a Sustainability Fellow for the City of Lebanon, NH during the summer of 2019.
Bailey Jones, Undergraduate student and SIMAP Intern
Bailey Jones is a junior at the University of New Hampshire, where he is pursuing a BS in Environmental Engineering. During his undergraduate career so far, he has taken several courses in sustainability. He especially enjoyed a sustainability engineering course about lifecycle assessment that he took while studying abroad in Australia. After undergrad, Bailey plans to pursue a Master’s degree. As a new SIMAP intern, Bailey is excited to learn more about carbon and nitrogen footprints and contribute his knowledge and skills to SIMAP.