Penn Engineering Green Team

The Penn Engineering Green Team is a cross-disciplinary team of staff and students representing each department across Engineering, who work to raise awareness about sustainability and change behavior within the Penn community. In collaboration with Penn Sustainability, we are committed to  supporting Penn’s Climate Action Plan 3.0 goals. Partnering with faculty, students and staff within Engineering and across the university, we focus on conserving energy, minimizing waste, green purchasing practices, and sustainable education. Our goal is to energize and engage the community about sustainability and the environment. The team hosts events with distinguished industry leaders and faculty, and supports student sustainability initiatives. The group was formed in 2011 by Leandra Davis, Senior Director of Planning | Design | Construction and we continue to grow and collaborate with departments across the university.

For questions about sustainability at Penn Engineering, or if you are interested in joining, please email Leandra Davis.


Name Office/Department
Leandra Davis, Team Leader Planning | Design | Construction
Diane Panaritis, Program Coordinator Planning | Design | Construction
Vicky Lee, Event Manager Materials Science and Engineering
Lily Hoot, Treasurer NETS & Warren Center
Abigail Behrends Materials Science and Engineering
Chris Bristow Budget and Administration
Cheryl Hickey Computer and Information Science
Chambrel Jones Dean’s Office
Staci Kaplan Electrical and Systems Engineering
Colleen Kennedy GRASP
Annesia Sin PEFS
Peter Litt Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Patrick McClanahan Bioengineering Graduate Student
Doug Mcgee Engineering Library
Chris Montowski Singh Center for Nanotechnology Operations
Chris Niemeyer Computing and Educational Technology Services
Charity Payne PERCH
James Sclavunos Planning | Design | Construction
Jennifer Sheffield Cognitive Computation Group
Katherine Thompson PICS
Yolanda Washington Bioengineering
Bryan Cashman EOS
Steve Szewczyk Material Science Engineering