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, the former 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 Diane Panaritis.


Name Office/Department
Diane Panaritis, Team Leader Planning | Design | Construction
Lily Hoot, Treasurer NETS & Warren Center
James Sclavunos, Graphic Designer Planning | Design | Construction
Cheryl Hickey, Event Manager Computer and Information Science
Ally Moraschi Computer and Information Science
Mari Thach Computer and Information Science
Chambrel Jones Dean’s Office
Jessica Templeton Office of Administration and Finance
Francesca Savini Penn Engineering Financial Services 
Brian Greco Planning | Design | Construction
Joanne Titcomb  Planning | Design | Construction
Zac Stevenson Planning | Design | Construction
Sohee Kempf Planning | Design | Construction
Chris Adams Planning | Design | Construction
Vicky Lee Materials Science and Engineering
Abby Kalkstein Online Learning
Nicole Contosta  Electrical & Systems Engineering
Tara Pandya  Electrical & Systems Engineering
Tiko Mkheidze Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Sabra Muhammad Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Katie Knorr Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Taylor Rosetti Bioengineering
Jennifer Sheffield Cognitive Computation Group
Charity Payne PERCH
Jill Mallon GRASP
Chris Niemeyer Computing and Educational Technology Services
Ocek Eke Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion