By Allison Maynard, Communications Associate
I'm Allison Maynard, the new Communications Associate here at the USGBC Massachusetts Chapter. It's been exciting to join the dynamic team here and learn about all the great sustainability work that's being done in Massachusetts.
This past spring I graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor of science in Environmental Science with a focus on Ecological Design and a Green Building minor. Having an Environmental Science background has given me an interesting perspective on the sustainable building industry and broadened my scope for green design. This summer I was able to work with a Passive House consultant to learn more about that building standard, and now I'm delving more into the LEED standard here at USGBC. I was also able to gain an international perspective on sustainable building when I studied abroad in Sydney, Australia during my spring semester in 2014. I'm working towards a career in sustainable building design but have slowly been realizing just how much that encompasses. My experiences and internships so far have been helping me figure out more specifically what I would like to do, and so far I'm most interested in urban and commercial scale sustainable building.
I've met some of you already, know many of you through outreach and social media, and can't wait to meet more of you during my time here!