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Administrative Staff

Annie Laurie Cadmus

Director of Sustainability



Annie Laurie has served as the Director of Sustainability at Ohio University since July 2011. While the diversity of the position is quite exciting, her work with students, faculty, and staff on the Sustainable Ohio University Leaders (SOUL) ad-hoc committee emerges as a highlight of her time with the University to-date. She has previous work experience as the Sustainability Specialist at Waubonsee Community College, an Educator with Alliance for Climate Education, and the Student Activities Coordinator at Green Mountain College. She received her bachelors degree in Communication Studies and a masters in College Student Personnel Administration with curriculum emphasis in Sustainability. Annie Laurie, her husband Peter, and their dog Taja all enjoy spending time running on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway and relaxing on their back deck with friends.


Elaine Goetz

Sustainability Specialist


Elaine started as the Sustainability Specialist in June 2014. She has degrees in Chemical Engineering (B.S., University of Michigan), Chemistry (B.S., University of Michigan), Bioengineering (M.S., Cornell University), and has almost completed her PhD in Civil Engineering (Ohio University). Some of her past positions include: process engineer in pharmaceutical manufacturing, floodplain management aide to the Athens City Council, and wastewater treatment research assistant. The title of her dissertation is “Sustainable Treatments of Acid Mine Drainage.” Elaine has lived in Athens since 1999 with her husband and 4 boys. In her spare time, Elaine can usually be found on a soccer field somewhere in Southeastern Ohio, as all six members of her family play soccer. Besides soccer, Elaine enjoys spending time with family and friends, tennis, biking, reading, and vegetable gardening.


Samuel E. Crowl

Sustainability Project Coordinator

Sam’s position with the Office of Sustainability began in June 2014. Prior to joining the office, he taught in Ohio University’s Department of History as a part-time instructor. Sam holds a B.A. in English from Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), an M.A. in International Affairs (Southeast Asian Studies) from Ohio University, and is almost finished with a Ph.D. in History (Southeast Asia) at OHIO. Sam grew up in Athens and returned in 1996 after living for many years in Osaka, Japan and Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Institute of International Education. Sam and his wife have three children, and the whole family enjoys playing soccer, hiking, biking, reading, and sustainably renovating their home.




Graduate Assistants

Kristeena Blaser

Special Projects Coordinator


Biography Coming Soon....


Liz Rose

Education and Outreach Coordinator


Elizabeth Rose is a masters student studying Recreation Studies in the Patton College of Education and she is the Education and Administration Coordinator Graduate Assistant with the Office of Sustainability. This year, she supports the sustainable residential learning community and initiates outreach programs to target the campus community. Elizabeth has degrees in Interpersonal and Public Communications (B.A University of Akron) and Business and Organizational Communications (B.A University of Akron) as well as a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate (Kent State University). Prior to joining the Ohio University community, she was an English Teacher in Jinhua, China. She values global experience and cultural exchange as well as personal sustainability.



Undergraduate Staff

Cheyenne Fenstemaker

Lead Undergraduate Staff


Cheyenne is an undergraduate student studying Environmental Geography and English. As the Educational Coordinator, Cheyenne helps to advance sustainability literacy on campus through several different mediums. Her job includes utilizing communications and marketing techniques via social media; leading tours at the Ridges, Ecohouse, and Compost Facility; and planning and attending education and outreach events for the Office of Sustainability. Cheyenne has a passion for wildlife and resource conservation, and she hopes to one day work in conservation. Cheyenne is a member of Wildlife Club and Sustainable Investing Advisory Committee (SIAC). In her free time, she enjoys pilatesthrifting, spending time outdoors, spicy foods, going to the zoo, and attending music festivals.

Danial Doak
Reporting Coordinator, PACE Employee

Biography Coming Soon.

Olivia Miltner 

Sustainability Implementation Coordinator

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Olivia is a sophomore at Ohio University studying journalism and global studies with a focus on environmental studies and political science. As the Sustainability Implementation Coordinator, she manages the Sustainable Ohio University Leaders group (SOUL) in its work to support sustainable efforts on campus and implementation of the Climate Action Plan. In the future, Olivia hopes to cover environmental policy for an online publication, and her dream job is to work for National Geographic. She is the managing editor for College Green Magazine, the state editor for The New Political, and the communications representative for Undergraduate Student Senate. In her free time, Olivia likes to workout, watch animal videos, drink good coffee and have good conversations.


Hallie Zarbakhsh

Sustainability Grants Manager


Hallie is a junior studying Environmental Studies within the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College, who is also pursuing a certificate in War and Peace Studies.As the Grants Manager for the office of Sustainability, she researches and writes grants for projects within and connected to sustainability at Ohio University. She also is a regular attendee of SOUL and helps manage the website. Her sustainability interests include environmental justice, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and conservation education. She aspires to become an environmental lawyer for a non-profit environmental protection firm and eventually a member of the United Nations Environment Program. She is a member of STAND Against Genocide, Students for Law, Justice and Culture, and a Templeton Scholar. In her free time, she enjoys sketching, hiking, and baking.


Tiffany Stelzer

Sustainability Special Programs Coordinator

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Tiffany is an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Marine, Freshwater, and Environmental Biology. As the Sustainability Special Programs Coordinator, Tiffany works on research for the Water Conservation Proposal to the OU Sustainability Plan; the facilitation of tours and presentations through the Office of Sustainability; and liaison to the OHIO EcoHouse/Office of Sustainability, and Res Housing. Sustainability has always played a major role in her life, being that Tiffany is passionate about the conservation of the earth. She plans to attend graduate school for her PhD and to devote her life towards the rehabilitation and protection of the oceans' many coral reefs and diverse marine lifeforms. Aside from the office, Tiffany is president of the Student Organization Save Our Seas (SOS) and a Teaching Assistant for the Ohio University SCUBA Diving class. In her free time, she enjoys spending time doing all things outside and surrounded by nature.