Office of Sustainability- Environmental Justice UAF

Fellowship Description

The Office of Sustainability is looking to hire a graduate student University Administrative Fellow focused on environmental justice. Environmental justice is defined by the US Department of Energy as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” 


The EJ Education Fellow will be responsible for developing educational content and opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage with the ideas of Environmental Justice. This may include:

  • Designing and leading EJ trainings and workshops
  • Identifying appropriate EJ content/resources and convening an EJ group on campus
  • Contribute to designing and registering an EJ-related Wintersession offering 

The Fellow will also support Office of Sustainability efforts to develop methods and institutional reporting on environmental justice which will help us to hold ourselves accountable as an institution and make measurable progress on EJ commitments. This work may include:

  • Developing a clear set of EJ goals and metrics for assessing progress on EJ efforts
  • Connecting the work to local communities outside of the academic environment
  • Providing opportunities for student involvement (i.e. litter pickups, local trips, volunteer programs)


Your Host

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This position supports the mission of the Office of Sustainability (to cultivate an ethos of sustainability at Princeton that inspires action at all scales in service to humanity and the world) by promoting the integration of Princeton’s sustainability goals into life on campus. A key component of this framework includes our focus on environmental justice issues as it relates to our campus and beyond. 


UAF Mentor

Ijeoma Nwagwu
Assistant Director, Faculty Engagement & Campus as Lab Initiatives

As Assistant Director for the Office of Sustainability, Dr. Ijeoma Nwagwu manages academic engagement and Campus-as-Lab (CAL) initiatives. In this role, she facilitates a portfolio of projects at the nexus of education, research, and operations with the objective of advancing hands-on-learning and applied sustainability; and she serves as an advocate for social justice and environmental equity in public and private governance.

Current and Former Fellows and Mentors

Kellie G. Abbott
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Director of Special Initiatives at NJCEH
Megan Armknecht, GS, HIS
Summer Intern, Bureau of Bureau of Public Affairs/ Office of the Historian in Washington D.C
Leanne Clark-Shirley
Vice President of Programs and Thought Leadership, The American Society on Aging
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Andrew D'Amico
Assistant Director for Operational Engagement & Impact Analysis
Jessica Dheere '93
Director of Ranking Digital Rights, New America
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Peter J. Dougherty
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Director, The APS Press, and Member, The American Philosophical Society
Benjamin Dziobek
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Community Outreach Specialist, New Jersey Future
Anna Eddelbuettel Hancock, GS, CBE
Community College Teaching Fellow
Alicia M. Ejsmond-Frey *19, CLA
GradFUTURES Summer Fellow, Open Innovation Team, Cabinet Office (London, UK)
Alissa Fishbane
Social Impact Fellowship Mentor
Managing Director, (Un)Warranted at Ideas42