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Ruairi OMahony

Ruairi O'Mahony is the Director of the office of Sustainability at UMass Lowell.
Ruairi O'Mahony Director - Sustainability

Educational Background

B.A. Geography and English (First Class Honors), University College Cork, Ireland
M Plan Planning and Sustainable Development (First Class Honors), University College Cork, Ireland
Campus Sustainability Leadership Certificate, University of Vermont


Ruairi O’Mahony is the Director of Sustainability at UMass Lowell. A native of Cork City, Ireland, Ruairi has been working in the planning and sustainability field for over ten years. With particular expertise in urban sustainability issues, Ruairi leads a talented team of professional and student employees working to advance sustainability at the university and in the wider community. 
Prior to arriving at UMass Lowell, Ruairi worked at the Central New Hampshire Planning Commission overseeing the region’s core transportation planning efforts. Before moving to the States in 2009, he worked for the Strategic Projects Team in Dublin City Council’s Department of Planning and Economic Development.
Ruairi started at UMass Lowell in the Transportation and Parking Department before moving to establish the Office of Sustainability in 2015. He has overseen an impressive transformation at the university with sustainability now an integral part of the campus experience at UMass Lowell.