Meet Our Team
The Office of Sustainability at Washington College facilitates programs and initiatives to transition institutional culture to restore ecological balance and social justice to our world.
Interim Director of Sustainability and Regenerative Living
Shane Brill '03 M'11 is Assistant Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab where he explores the relationship between human diet, health, and sustainability. He brings expertise in permaculture to institutional efforts relating to health and nutrition, waste reduction, energy conservation, fiscal responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and food literacy and access.
Climate Resilience Coordinator
Emily Rugg '20 is the Climate Resilience Coordinator, assisting in the launch of key institutional efforts in reducing Washington College’s carbon footprint and building overall resilience to climate change. Currently, Emily manages the College’s renewable energy initiatives and leads a pioneer forest carbon project on Washington College’s River & Field Campus.
Sarah Polo '21 is a senior majoring in environmental studies with minors in anthropology and biology. She has been the carbon analyst intern for the past 2 years where she has calculated the college’s carbon footprint. Her efforts have provided an understanding of what sustainability practices the college can improve upon.