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.
Phillip Trajkovski, Data Intern
Philip Trajkovski is currently a junior at the University of New Hampshire with a major in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability and a minor in Renewable Energy Systems. He is thinking of pursuing a Masters of Energy Policy and Law to eventually work on renewable energy development projects, or in a corporate sustainability role. He is involved on campus as a UNH Biology Department Undergraduate Teacher’s Assistant and as a member of the UNH cross country, indoor, and outdoor track teams. He also volunteers on the Town of Durham's Energy Task Force and the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition. He enjoys hiking, sailing, and spending time with friends and family.
Yulia Rothenberg, SIMAP project coordinator
Yulia was part of the start up development team from February 2017 until July 2019. She recently joined UNH Extension team.
Yulia brings over 20 years of experience as a program manager and proposal writer to her new role as the Project Assistant for the SIMAP (Sustainability Indicator Management and Analysis Platform). Her focus is to manage the SIMAP program and provide user support. She is excited to be a contributing member of the Sustainability Institute's team. She has extensive experience in program management, IT, graphic design, writing, education, resource management, employee and volunteer engagement. Yulia has a degree in History, is bilingual in English and Russian, and was a Sustainability Employee Engagement champion during her tenure at Dimension Data, Inc. When she joined Measured Progress in Dover, NH, she became a member of the Green Team that organized annual electronic recycling events on Earth Day, removing over 1.2 tons of electronic waste from the landfill and engaging with facilities management to promote environmentally friendly practices on its campus. She is also an artist who creates wearable and art items from materials which are not recyclable, from old clothing she makes new clothing, totes, jewelry, and other items extending the life of existing materials, giving them new life and making them fun and beautiful.