Meet the Wesleyan Green Fund

Oriana Tannenbaum '20 (Co-Facilitator/Abroad)

Ori Tannenbaum is Sophmore from New York interested in studying Government, Environmental Studies, and Studio Art.  She is a member of Wesleyan Fossil Fuel Divest and also a Fellow for Our Climate’s National Put A Price On It campaign which is working to bring carbon pricing to the United States.  Last spring she interned at the Natural Resources Defense Council doing work to reduce meat consumption through the three largest food service providers in the United States. She is interested in the intersections of visual art, climate justice, and human rights

Ingrid Eck '19 (Co-Facilitator)

Ingrid Eck is a Senior from Tucson, Arizona who is majoring in Government, Environmental Studies, and French Studies. She is passionate about environmental justice, food sustainability, and animal welfare! She plans to pursue a career in the nonprofit world and later venture into politics. Ingrid cofounded the Veg Out campaign her freshman year and currently presides over its student group. She also serves as a board member of Wesleyan’s Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship (SAGES), as President of Rho Epsilon Pi (Wesleyan’s only sorority), and as the Sustainability Coordinator for The City of Middletown. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends, cooking, and learning about astronomy and Buddhism.

Catherine Xi '21 (Financial Contact)

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Cat is a Sophomore from San Diego, California and is a College of Social Studies major and perspective Environmental Studies double major. Cat is interested in environmental law and policy as well as promoting a zero waste culture. On campus, she is a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee, Asian American Student Collective, and works at Olin Library.

Medha Swaminathan '19 (Secretary)

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Medha is a Senior from Washington, D.C. studying Psychology and French. On campus, Medha is president of Shakti, Wesleyan's South Asian student collective, directs WesMalai & WESBurlesque, and dances with Fusion & Collective Motion. Medha's vegetarian food blog, Whisk & Shout, promotes sustainable eating to a wide audience through self-developed recipe posts. Medha currently works as a barista at Pi Café and was previously an Eco-Facilitator with the Wesleyan Sustainability Office.

Phoebe Landsman ‘21 (Public Relations Manager)

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Phoebe Landsman, a Sophomore from New York City, is a perspective Government and Environmental Studies double major. She is passionate about sustainable farming, environmental justice, renewable energy initiatives, and reducing consumerism. Off campus, she has worked at a New York City coffee chain doing environmental research on compostable materials. On campus, she participates in theater productions, is member of the Rho Epsilon Pi sorority and the Climate Action Group, and plays squash in her free time. 

Kelly D'oleo '19 (Project Manager)

Kelly D'oleo is a Senior from Philadelphia studying Biology and American Studies. In addition to being on the Green Fund, Kelly is an active member of Ujamaa, an editor on the The Rival Wesleyan, and a student manager at Usdan. She spent her last summer at Lincoln Financial Foundation as a Corporate Sustainability Intern in Philly. She is interested in sustainability through the intersections of identity and culture.

Claudia Stagoff-Belfort ‘21 (Post-Project Manager)

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Claudia Stagoff-Belfort is a Sophomore from Montclair, NJ, interested in studying Science in Society and Neuroscience. On campus, she is a member of the Student Health Advisory Committee, Wesleyan Science Outreach and writes for The Argus. She interned for New York Public Interest Research Group, helping to create an accessible database of information about the NY water supply in the wake of Flint, Michigan. She has also worked with Project Renewal, a non-profit that provides healthcare and housing services for the homeless. She is passionate about how socio-economic status relates to issues of sustainability and healthcare access. 

William Maldonado '19 (IT Coordinator)

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William Maldonado is a Senior, majoring in Film and Government. Besides the the Greenfund, he currently works at the Wesleyan Film Series as Head House Manager and is the President of the Alpha Psi Alpha Fraternity.  He hopes to continue to find new ways to define "environmentalist" and to extend that definition further into his communities. 

Afrah Boateng '20 (Abroad) 

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Afrah, a Sophomore from Newark, NJ, is a Film Studies and Economics double major. As a former intern at the Greater Newark Conservancy, she managed the sales of locally grown organic produce from a local nonprofit organization. For 3 years she partnered with Pennsylvania and New Jersey farms and pantries to coordinate a fresh produce distribution service and produced a documentary on food insecurity as part of an initiative to raise awareness on preventable hunger and food waste. She is interested in environmental protection and management.