June 27, 2010

Max Brenner

Max is an undergraduate architecture student at the University of Virginia. He is interested in sustainable home design and energy politics, and looks forward to the learning opportunities GreenHomeNYC will provide.

Brian Rahm

Brian is an environmental engineer who has engaged in research on groundwater contaminant remediation, water and wastewater treatment, and greenhouse gas emissions from municipal facilities. He currently teaches in the after-school program at the American Museum of Natural History (and no, he still hasn’t seen Night at the Museum). He recently earned his LEED Green Associate credential, but has no idea what to do with it.

June 14, 2010

Christina Ficicchia

Christina became interested in sustainable development while obtaining her undergraduate degree in Biology at Boston University, where her plans to study medicine began to shift to environmental quality issues. She went on to obtain a Masters Degree from Pratt Institute in City and Regional Planning focusing on sustainable development and environmental best practices. She has worked on projects related to brownfield planning, alternative energy and alternative transportation as well as promoting economic development through the funding and implementation of green building measures and other environmental initiatives. She is currently acting as the Executive Director of New York City Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities, Inc. (NYCLHVCC, Inc.), where she is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through promoting the reduction of petroleum usage in vehicles.

July 3, 2009

Alanna Martin

Alanna Martin is a principal of Green Properties New York, a commercial real estate brokerage dedicated to helping clients create and lease sustainable spaces.  She is a graduate of Columbia University and Brooklyn Law School.  Alanna is a LEED AP.

July 2, 2009

Nick Goldsmith

Nick Goldsmith grew up in Ithaca, NY before graduating in mathematics from Brown University. He continued on to graduate school in Montreal – at Ecole Nationale de Cirque – where he received a degree in circus arts. For the last eight years Nick has been the sole proprietor of an entertainment business, performing worldwide as Nicholas Flair, award-winning juggler. In 2008, Nick rediscovered his interest in energy issues and decided to enroll for a Masters degree in Energy Management at New York Institute of Technology. He will start in Fall 2009.

June 24, 2009

Jill Lanier

Jill Lanier has always had an interest in the environment, sustainability as well as the effective, efficient use of resources and materials.  Recent domestic and global developments in both economic and environmental arenas have only further fueled this interest.  Jill holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) as well as graduate degrees in Library Science (Pratt Institute) and Management & Systems (NYU).  This spring she completed a Permaculture Design Certification course which increased her awareness and understanding of holistic and regenerative approaches to site design.  Jill would like to see such practices become commonplace in NYC and beyond, and feels GreenHomeNYC is well positioned to help achieve this goal.

Danial Rushton

Having grown up in a progressive home, where meals often included home-grown vegetables and discussions on sustainable living, Danial Rushton has always been interested in environmental issues.  However, after college he fell into work in the online advertising sector.  As he continued in this field it became increasingly apparent that he needed to do something more fulfilling with his life.  In Fall 2008 Danial joined GreenHomeNYC in order to begin his move towards a more sustainable career.  With any luck he will be starting graduate work next year in a program that can help further this goal.  In his spare time Danial enjoys cooking, watching an exciting game of soccer, and playing the drums in his band.

June 15, 2009

Jordan Bonomo

Jordan Bonomo became interested in environmental issues during his senior year at Boston University when he worked on a climate change campaign for MASSPIRG. After a year working with a New York-based nonprofit managing environmental cleanup projects in third world communities, he was bit by the travel bug and left the states to live and work in Thailand for a year. Upon returning to the US, he went straight to work for the Barack Obama Campaign as a Field Organizer in Michigan and Indiana, comforted by the idea that if Obama didn’t win, he could always move back to Thailand for as long as he needed. Fortunately, he didn’t have to make that decision and is currently back in New York, planning ways to make the best city in the world the leader in urban sustainability.

Mohini Tadikonda

Mohini Tadikonda has recently completed a Permaculture Design Certification course.  Her goal is to be an active participant in making NYC a more sustainable city through retrofitting the current infrastructure.  She believes that the first step is making information accessible and understandable to the public which is where organizations like GreenHomeNYC become so important.

Mary Tchamkina

Mary Tchamkina has recently decided that selling art to rich people is not how she’d rather spend the hours between 9 am and 5 pm.  She is now volunteering with GreenHomeNYC and interning at Solar1 to learn everything she can about green building in hopes that, one day, she can have a 9-to-5 educating and helping others.  She is really grateful for being able to get involved with GreenHomeNYC’s Green Careers team and to have met such a passionate group of people in general.