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2020 Sustainable CT Fellows


Through the Sustainable CT Fellowship Program, students from Connecticut colleges and universities will receive training, supervision, and a stipend to help our communities implement Sustainable CT actions and obtain points towards certification.


Johneil Clarke

Johneil is in the class of 2020 at St. John’s University. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Anthropology. This summer, she will be working at the CT Metropolitan Council of Governments in Bridgeport. Johneil enjoys cooking and baking.

Zoe Duffield

Zoe is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sustainable Environmental Systems. Zoe will be working at the Northeast CT Council of Governments in Killingly this summer. A fun fact about Zoe is that she has four siblings, all within one year of each other!

Caty Fortin

Caty attends Connecticut College as a rising senior in the Class of 2021. She is a Government major and an Environmental Studies and American Studies double minor. Caty will be working at the Lower CT River Valley Council of Governments in Essex this summer. A fun fact is that during this quarantine her three adorable dogs are her roommates.

Hamsa Ganapathi

Hamsa graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2017 with a degree in Chemistry and minor in Healthcare Management. She plans to begin her Master’s degree in food policy and studies this fall. Hamsa is very excited to be working at the Western CT Council of Governments in Sandy Hook this summer, and to learn more about this region of her home state of Connecticut.

Emily Kaufman

Emily is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut studying Environmental Studies and Sociology with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. This summer she will be working with the Southeastern CT Council of Governments in Norwich. Emily loves to travel and has studied abroad in both Ecuador and Australia.

Erin Lindsay

Erin is a member of the class of 2023 at the University of Connecticut. She is an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major. This summer Erin will be working with the Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments in Essex. Erin plays on the Club Soccer Team at UConn and recently traveled to Austin, TX to participate in the National Tournament.

Hope Marino

Hope is a member of the Class of 2021 at Fairfield University. She is an Environmental Studies and Psychology major. Hope will be working at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments in Waterbury. Hope loves listening to music in her free time.

Matthew McCarthy

Matthew is in the class of 2021 at the University of Connecticut. He is majoring in Philosophy with a minor in Urban Studies. This summer, Matt will be working at the Capitol Region Council of Governments in Hartford. In his spare time, Matt likes listening to Drake.

Kelly-Anne Moffa

Kelly-Anne is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut in the Honors Program. She is a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies. This is her second summer working for Sustainable CT. Kelly-Anne will be working with the Capitol Region Council of Governments in Hartford. Kelly-Anne loves travelling the world and is passionate about service. She has spent her previous spring breaks volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in different states across the country.

Julian Saria

Julian is part of Southern CT State University’s 2020 graduating class this fall. He is an English Major with a minor in Political Science. Julian will be working in the South Central Regional Council of Governments in North Haven this summer. He loves to kayak and canoe, and bringing smiles to people’s faces. As a former kayak and canoe instructor, he used to take hundreds of kids out on the water each day! 

Chadwick Schroeder

Chadwick is an upcoming senior at the University of Connecticut, double majoring in Political Science and Environmental Studies. He is going to be working at the Western CT Council of Governments in Sandy Hook. Chadwick enjoys reading in his free time and organizing students on his campus.

Anthony Simpatico

Anthony is in the class of 2021 at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), majoring in Human Geography and Urban & Regional Planning. This summer, Anthony will be working with the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments in Waterbury. In his spare time, he likes to go for runs, longboard, and read books about history.

Noah Swanson

Noah is a rising junior in the class of 2022 at the University of Connecticut, with a major in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Environmental Policy and Economics. This summer, he’ll be working at the Northwest Hills Council of Governments in Goshen. In his free time, Noah likes to go backpacking and hike!