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Bulldog Sustainability Team

 

Barbara Chesler

Barbara Chesler, a Senior Associate Athletic Director came to Yale University in 1985. She has been responsible for many aspects of Yale's 35 intercollegiate sports program, capital projects and facilities. Barbara, an avid supporter of Title IX, cultivated the first Yale endowment (WISER – Women Intercollegiate Sports Endowment and Resource) exclusively benefitting women's athletics. She was the driving force in the development of  Bulldog Sustainability and  Yale Athletics' Community Rowing Program

Throughout her tenure Barbara has served on various University, Ivy League, and NCAA committees.  Additionally she is active in the New Haven community serving on the advisory and grants review committees of the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven's Women and Girls Fund. Recognized for her leadership abilities, she was the recipient of the ECAC’s Katherine Ley Award in 2007 and the Girl Scouts of Connecticut Women of Achievement Award in 2011.


Diana Madson, Graduate Coordinator

Diana is a second year Master of Environmental Management candidate at Yale University in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Her research looks at climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions in Western mountain resort communities. Originally from Sacramento, Diana graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Society and Environment and a B.A. in Rhetoric. Before coming to Yale, she worked for The Climate Registry, where she trained organizations on carbon footprinting. Diana loves downhill skiing, day hiking, yoga, and cooking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Schuckert, Undergraduate Coordinator

Emily is a senior in Trumbull College. Originally from Wilmington, Delaware, Emily is majoring in Environmental Engineering and is a Yale Undergraduate Energy Studies Scholar. She is a member of the Varsity Field Hockey team, a Student Admissions Ambassador, and an avid IM sports participant. Emily has worked in the Yale Transformative Materials and Devices Laboratory and has interned at International Paper, DARA International, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Blaesser, Research Assistant

 Brandon is a junior in Calhoun College, majoring in Economics and Environmental Studies. Brandon is from Weston, Massachusetts, and he has worked as an Energy Sustainability Intern at WinnDevelopment in Boston. Brandon has LEED AP BD+C credentials, and hopes to work in energy investment and management one day. On campus, he is involved in Lightweight Crew, he is a Student Tech, and he is in the Yale Historical Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Bowman, Research Assistant

Chris is a freshman in Branford College from Carlsbad, California. He is on the pre-med track and plans to major in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Chris is an active member of the Yale Student Environmental Coalition, and teaches environmental science to local public school students via the Environmental Educators group. Outside of his environmental involvement, he runs almost every day and is a member of Yale’s new Archery Club.

 

 

 

 

Kerri Fleishhacker, Research Assistant

 Kerri is a junior in Berkeley College and she is from Manhasset, New York. She is a political science major and she plays on the lacrosse team here at Yale. Although she has never been part of an environmental group, she is looking forward to educating both herself and her peers about the pros about being environmentally conscious.

 

 

 

 

Greg Hawkins, Research Assistant
Greg is a junior in Pierson College majoring in Political Science. Greg is from Los Angeles, CA, and is a member of the men's lightweight crew team. Greg also works as a cluster tech for Yale ITS, and as a writer for Yale Sports Publicity. He looks forward to working with the rest of the Bulldog Sustainability to improve Yale Athletics' Waste Management practices. 

 

 

 

 

Riley Hughes, Research Assistant

 Riley is a junior in Branford College, majoring in Anthropology. Riley is from Seattle, Washington and is a member on the Yale Varsity Softball Team. She enjoys hiking, cooking, and reading and hopes to pursue a career in nutrition science. Riley is especially interested in issues of food sustainability and environmental effects of food production and waste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Joseph, Research Assistant

 Ben is a junior in Silliman College, majoring in Political Science. Ben is from Gainesville, Florida, where he co-founded his high school recycling team. At Yale, Ben is a member of the Varsity Baseball team, and also enjoys listening to music, attending Bulldog athletic events, and hanging around campus. He plans to play baseball as long as possible, and then move over to the business side of sports to work in sports marketing or player development.

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Roy Liguori, Research Assistant

Gabriel is a sophomore in Trumbull College, hailing from Belmont, Massachusetts. Since high school, Gabriel’s passion has been rowing. He is now on Yale’s lightweight crew team. Excited to work on environmental issues at Yale, Gabriel is considering majoring plans to major in Environmental Studies and hopes get a masters degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. In his future, he would love to work with the environment, and is considering a career in environmental consulting. is a sophomore in Trumbull College, hailing from Belmont, Massachusetts. Since high school, Gabriel’s passion has been rowing. He is now on Yale’s lightweight crew team. Excited to work on environmental issues at Yale, Gabriel is considering majoring plans to major in Environmental Studies and hopes get a masters degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. In his future, he would love to work with the environment, and is considering a career in environmental consulting.

 

Yetunde Meroe, Research Assistant

Yetunde is a sophomore in Morse College hoping to major in Chemical Engineering. She is American but lives and grew up in Accra, Ghana. Yetunde is on the Yale Women's Club Rugby team; however, she also makes time to work at the Afro-American Cultural Center and act as the financial coordinator for the Yale Undergraduate Association for African Peace and Development. Yetunde hopes to be able to return to Ghana not only to make a difference in Ghana's industrial sector, but also encourage Ghana's industrial sector to become more environmentally friendly. 


 

 

 

Emily Rutland, Research Assistant

Emily is a junior English Major in Berkeley College from Madison, New Jersey. She is also a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team, a Freshman Outdoor Orientation Trip leader, and a tutor for New Haven Reads. Interested in sustainability and the environment, she loves the outdoors and is excited to help make athletics at Yale more sustainable. 

 

 

 

 

 

Katherine Sherrill, Research Assistant

 Katherine is a senior in Saybrook College, from New York, NY. She is a History Major and plays for the Varsity Lacrosse team. Excited to work for Bulldog Sustainability, she also loves to read, listen to music, and do anything outdoors. In addition to her environmental enthusiasm and involvement, she tutors adults with the Prison Education Project at the nearby Cheshire State Correctional Facility.

 

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Yale Football Quarterback promotes EPA Game Day Challenge
Nov 2, 2011
  

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Press Releases

Yale Featured in the NRDC Collegiate Game Changer Report!

The Blue and White Go Green

Bulldog Sustainability Making Environmental Strides within Athletics Department

Bulldog Sustainability: Changing the Game

Bulldog Sustainability Steps up its Game

Athletics pushes green fitness

           SustainaBulldogs: Making old blue green              

Yale University and Bulldog Sustainability Face Off in the 2011 EPA Game Day Challenge

Bulldog Sustainability Unveils Green Team Certification

Golf Course Becomes Even Greener with Environmentally-Conscious Renovations

Working Green: Three Cheers for the Tompkins House