Biographies

Melissa Cadwell, Sustainability Coordinator, has worked for Syracuse University since 1987. She joined Energy Systems & Sustainability Management in January 2005. As the Sustainability Coordinator her current responsibilities include organizing, creating and implementing marketing and communication projects, public relations, special events and advertising for the Sustainability Management. She also oversees recycling and composting at Syracuse University.Melissa has her A.A.S. in Business Administrations, SU Certification in Organizational Leadership, Ithaca College Professional Certificate in Sustainability Leadership in Marketing, and certification from APPA in Facilities Management Strategies for Campus Sustainability.
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Meg Lowe, Sustainability Coordinator, works with student interns to research sustainable practices for faculty and staff. In addition to working with students, Meg also maintains the website for Sustainability Management, manages social media pages, encourages the use of sustainable practices across the campus and presents to classrooms on sustainability related topics. She also assists in completing the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, which allows her to help uphold the University’s Climate Action Plan while communicating to other departments on campus. Meg has her B.S in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson and Wales University and her M.A in Nutrition Science from Syracuse University.
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Rachel May, Sustainability Education Coordinator, works with faculty, students, and staff to develop courses and programs that can extend learning about sustainability throughout the curriculum and beyond. She has undertaken a number of projects to link the academic community at SU to its local ecosystem, including student workshops and faculty development opportunities on water, food, and waste issues, and she has headed up two multidisciplinary research projects on Onondaga Lake, partially funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Rachel has also contributed to local and regional sustainability efforts, including serving on the Mayoral transition team on sustainability, the Board of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA), the Onondaga Lake Watershed Partnership, and, most recently, the Syracuse Board of Zoning Appeals.

Rachel was formerly Director of the Office of Environment and Society, where she promoted collaborative research and teaching between SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University. Before coming to Syracuse, Rachel was Associate Professor of Russian at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Rachel holds a Ph.D. from Stanford in Slavic Languages and Literatures and Masters degrees from Oxford University (Modern Languages) and SUNY-ESF (Environmental Science). She was a Marshall Scholar and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Social Science Research Council, the Mellon Foundation, and Harvard University, among others.
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Profile of Rachel in SU Today, 2010 | Rachel’s web page

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Nathan Prior, is the Director of Energy Systems and Sustainability Management (ESSM) at Syracuse University. ESSM is responsible for supporting the University in its pursuit of its energy and climate goals by leveraging technology to utilize resources more efficiently while creating, maintaining, tracking, and bench marking comfortable, sustainable, and high performing campus environments.  ESSM provides energy management, energy procurement, energy accounting, system management, sustainability management, steam production and distribution, and chilled water production and distribution to campus.
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