Who We Are
Wellesley Sustainability Staff
Director of Energy, Infrastructure and Chief Sustainability Officer
Rob Lamppa is the Director of Energy, Infrastructure and Chief Sustainability Officer at Wellesley College, where he has responsibility for the College’s central utility plant and related distribution systems; for developing plans and programs to reduce the campus carbon and energy footprints; to realign the waste, recycling, and composting program to minimize cost and reduce overall quantities; to oversee the Office of Sustainability; and to help integrate and foster a culture of Sustainability across all campus constituencies. His overall goal, along with the help of the campus, is to see the principles of sustainability become “just the way we work and live, at Wellesley”.
Olivia has joined the Office of Sustainabilty as our new Sustainabilty Coordinator on campus. She comes from Hamilton College with experience in student sustainability programs and facilities, helping organize events to improve environmental awareness there, such as the annual move-in sale, RecycleMania, and a campus-wide tree planting event. Olivia is excited to work with our student sustainabiltiy programs, waste & recycling, move-in/move-out, and help our students, faculty, and staff implement sustainable practices on campus.
Jenn ('19) is a Biology and Environmental Studies double major interested in ecology, climate change and the interaction between local stakeholders in the environment and scientists. She thinks that sustainability should be accessible all socioeconomic and racial groups. Her passion for sustainability grew out of an interest in the biology and natural world but rose outside the sciences to the social issues that control how humans interact with the environment. Although she loves public transportation and biking, as member of the Varsity track and field team her favorite form of transit is running, and has run into Boston on occasion.
Diversity and Inclusion Intern
Hazel Wan Hei ('20) is a History & Political Science major from Hong Kong. She’s passionate about the history of urban environments and public transportation, as well as the intersections of environmental sustainability with race and class. When not taking care of the bikes on campus, you can find her walking around Lake Waban or eating in Chinatown.
Cass MichaudSustainable Workspace Certification Intern
Cass Michaud ('20) is double majoring in Political Science and Classical Civilization. She is passionate about protecting the environment, sustainability, and environmental policy. In her free time, she enjoys watching superhero movies, baking, and playing Ultimate Frisbee.
Isabela ValenciaFood & Recycling Intern
Isabela ('21) is a sophomore from Peabody, MA, majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Economics. Her passion for environmentalism started at a young age—as a native of the Philippines, she was motivated by the pollution she witnessed on a daily basis to pursue environmental work. When she is not playing squash or dancing, she can be found at events that serve free food.
Jasmine YuanSustainable Workspace Certification Intern
Jasmine ('21) is a sophomore and is interested in Media Arts & Sciences. She is from Sunnyvale, California, where she was an officer in several environmental organizations. As an intern for the Office of Sustainability, Jasmine is part of the Sustainable Workspace Certification and the Green Department Certification programs. She is passionate about environmental justice and the intersection between science communication and social action.