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Meet the Team

An Introduction to Our Multidisciplined Team

Fall 2018

Meet Our University Crossing Student Staff

Alyssa Aurilio
Email: Alyssa_Aurillo@student.uml.edu
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Alyssa Aurilio is a senior Graphic Design major with an interest in advertisement and marketing. Outside of classes, she is also a Student Alumni Ambassador, Campus Advocate, and a sister of Alpha Omega. She enjoys reading and swimming in her free time. As someone involved deeply in the university, she is working on ways to promote more sustainable living on campus, and inform students and staff of how they can make a better impact on the world.

Andre Ragel
Email: AndreAleksei_Ragel@student.uml.edu
Move Out Coordinator
Andre Ragel is a sophomore Business Management major with a minor in Public Health. In his first year in the Office of Sustainability, he led the Sustainable Residence Hall Move-Out program, in which 16,500 pounds of material from students were donated to local non-profits. His hobbies include swimming, chess and drinking iced coffee. In his free time, Andre is traveling around the world, accomplishing his mission of visiting all 50 states.

Erin McGuire
Email: Erin_McGuire@student.uml.edu
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Erin McGuire is a sophomore double major in Environmental Geoscience and International Relations. She enjoys hiking, eating farm fresh food, and photography. Erin is thrilled to be working in the Office of Sustainability, where she can help get students, faculty, and staff more involved in making UMass Lowell a better place! Keep your eyes open for events and initiatives to engage in throughout the year. But don't wait for her to start helping the environment - create some good habits like shutting off your lights or investing in a reusable water bottle!

Rachel Adragna
Email: Rachel_Adragna@student.uml.edu
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Rachel Adragna is a senior double major in Biology and Psychology. Outside of school, Rachel enjoys playing Frisbee and walking outside. She currently works at the Butterfly Garden at the Museum of Science in Boston, helping the community discover the wonders and importance of butterflies and other insects. With the help of the Office of Sustainability, Rachel hopes to contribute to healing the planet through the reduction of harmful waste production.

Sean Cloran
Email: Sean_Cloran@student.uml.edu
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Sean Cloran is a senior Biology major, minoring in Climate Change and Sustainability. He hopes to enter into a career in either sustainability or ecological restoration, and in his free time enjoys reading, adventuring, and gardening. He has been involved in many student clubs and city groups focused on sustainability, feel free to ask him any questions you may have!

Sofia Savoca
Email:Sofia_Savoca@student.uml.edu
Student Sustainability Coordinator
Sofia is majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. Hailing from Venezuela, Sofia likes the outdoors and enjoys to travel, cook, read and is always looking to try new things! She is concerned about global community uses of energy, and is passionate about preserving planet Earth for generations to come. She is currently gaining knowledge and experience in Sustainability to apply it in future endeavors.

Meet Our North Campus Student Staff

Austin Thoren
Email: Austin_Thoren@student.uml.edu
Student Recycling Coordinator
Austin Thoren is a sophomore Peace and Conflict studies major. Austin is part of the UMass Lowell rowing team. He enjoys biking, hiking, surfing and pretty much anything outdoors. Austin hopes to make a difference in the UMass Lowell community and around the city so that he can learn skills to make a difference globally after graduating.

Lilly Connolly
Email: Lilly_Connolly@student.uml.edu
Student Recycling Coordinator
Lilly Connolly is a sophomore Mechanical Engineering major here at UMass Lowell. She loves hiking, biking, paddle boarding. Outside of school and work, she locks for the women’s rugby team! During the summer, Lilly works as an EMT/medic at an outdoor education facility that she attended as a kid, which sparked her interest in sustainability.

Mikey Doherty
Email: Michael_Doherty4@student.uml.edu
Student Recycling Coordinator
Mikey Doherty is a sophomore Computer Science major here at UMass Lowell. Outside of school and work, he plays intramural Ice Hockey and Softball. Mikey is passionate about trying to make a positive impact on the planet by doing things such as recycling.

Shawn Nagle
Email: Shawn_Nagle@student.uml.edu
Student Recycling Coordinator
Shawn Nagle is a junior engineering student here at UMass Lowell. He is also a member of the Climate Change Coalition. In his free time, he enjoys reading books and creating sustainable change within the community.

Additional Support

Climate Action Plan Implementation Leadership

NameDepartmentContact
Rich Lemoine, CAP Co-chairExecutive Director,Administrative Services & Environment and Emergency Management978-934-2619
Mark Hines, CAP Co-chairDean, College of Sciences978-934-3847
Steve O'Riordan, Administration and FinanceAssoc. Vice Chancellor, Financial Services978-934-3185
Tom Miliano, SustainabilitySenior Director, Administration & Office Services978-934-2605
Paul Piraino, EnergyManager, Energy & Sustainability978-934-4823
Ruairi O'Mahony, TransportationAssociate Director, Sustainability978-934-1866
James Kohl, Student LifeDean, Student Affairs & Enrichment978-934-2108
Juliette Rooney-Varga, AcademicsDirector, Climate Change Initiative978-934-4715
Ed Brennen, CommunicationsStaff Writer, University Relations978-934-5299