Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Research and Outreach Manager Joins the Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office welcomes Kristin Blank-White as the new Research and Outreach Manager. Kristin is a graduate of the Sustainability and Environmental Management Masters Program at Harvard University where she focused her studies on environmental standards and wrote her thesis on green building evaluation frameworks. Prior to joining UNC, Kristin worked for the Duke Environmental Leadership Program in the Nicholas School of the Environment, where she developed and coordinated courses for environmental professionals. She also worked at the non-profit Sustainable Furnishings Council. Her strong interest in university sustainability programs began when she volunteered to work on MIT's recycling program while she was an administrative staff member there. Kristin fills the position vacated by Brian Cain, who was the first Research and Outreach Manager in the Sustainability Office. Brian built a great foundation for Kristin to stand on, and we wish him the best in his adventures in Florida.