By Grey Lee
Sharon Bort, Communications Associate
Sharon Bort is thrilled to be joining the USGBC MA Chapter this spring as the Communications Associate. In May of 2014, she graduated from Clark University with a degree in Global Environmental Studies as well as Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Other than her work with USGBC MA, Sharon works as the Sustainability Coordinator at Wellesley College. At Wellesley, she tackles all things sustainability, including Wellesley's own bike share, food and water, compost and recycling, energy reduction, behavior change, student advising, and much, much more! She is excited to be learning more about LEED with USGBC as a recent LEED Green Associate and share the many great events the Chapter offers as the Communications Associate. During her spare time, Sharon loves to experiment in the kitchen, ride her bike around Boston, travel the world, and tackle DIY projects.
Ethan Lay-Sleeper, Advocacy Fellow
Ethan Lay-Sleeper is joining the USGBC MA Chapter as our inaugural Advocacy Fellow – in an internship funded by the MassCEC. He is finishing his final semester of graduate school in the Master of City Planning Program at MIT. At MIT, Ethan has studied green supply chain management, carbon foot printing, and the economics of electricity & the environment. Last summer he traveled to Taiyuan, China and worked with students from Tsinghua University to design for increased energy-efficiency and density in an existing neighborhood, while improving the community’s public amenities. Ethan comes from an architectural background and has experience working on a number of LEED certified projects; he is excited to participate in the Chapter’s mission of promoting a network of Green Buildings as well as the legislation that supports them.