Staff

Anna Balas

Program Manager of Education, Outreach & Engagement

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Anna Balas serves as the Program Manager of Education, Outreach & Engagement for the Office of Sustainability.  In this role, she is responsible for students, faculty, and staff engagement in sustainability, leading educational programs across campus and to raise awareness of how the impact our personal behaviors have on the environment and to assist departments in implementing sustainable practices. 

Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability, Balas worked for the Purdue University Extension Elkhart County office where she was responsible for coordinating youth and adult volunteer education for the Elkhart County 4-H program. She also served with AmeriCorps, providing garden and nutrition education to youth. 

Balas earned her degree in Environmental Science & Policy and Spanish from Duke University with a certificate in Sustainability. 

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Caitlin Jacobs

Sustainability Program Manager

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Caitlin Jacobs is the Sustainability Program Manager and provides remote project support for the Office of Sustainability from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this role, Jacobs is responsible for efforts to measure and reduce the University’s greenhouse gas inventory, support academic partnerships, contribute to progress on key regional climate concerns, and develop future-facing initiatives aligned with the University’s Comprehensive Sustainability Strategy. 

Jacobs joined the office in July 2018 as an Associate Program Manager with responsibility for student-facing outreach and engagement. Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability, Jacobs worked for the Center for Social Concerns as a community-based research assistant and supported the Minor in Sustainability program as a part-time program coordinator. Jacobs graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2017 with a B.A. in American Studies and a Minor in Sustainability.

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Greg Koehler

Program Manager for Sustainable Operations

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Greg Koehler is the Program Manager for Sustainable Operations for the Office of Sustainability.  In this role, he fosters relationships between our operations and key campus stakeholders, with a particular focus on waste reduction, sustainability in Athletics, and the campus’ natural resources.  Koehler joined the office in January, 2020 as the Associate Program Manager overseeing outreach and engagement with faculty and staff. 

Prior to joining the Office of Sustainability, Koehler served as an adjunct instructor in Sustainability and Science/Math at Indiana University South Bend, Southwestern Michigan College, and Ivy Tech Community College.  He was a founder and manager of Purple Porch Co-op in downtown South Bend.

Koehler earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Purdue University and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University, along with a Teacher Certification in Secondary Science from the University of Missouri.

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Donnetta McClellan

Project and Communications Coordinator

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Donnetta McClellan serves as the project and communications coordinator in the Office of Sustainability.  In this role, McClellan is responsible for the office website, social media, and coordination of articles highlighting sustainability across campus. 

McClellan has worked at Notre Dame since 2007, and has held positions as administrative assistant to the Associate Athletic Director and Assistant Athletic Director, senior administrative assistant to the Associate Vice President for Campus Services, and officer assistant to the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President.  She joined the Office of Sustainability in her current role in February of 2017.

Prior to joining the University, McClellan served as the secretary/treasurer for Jimtown Intermediate School and was the executive administrative assistant to the senior management team at Inova Federal Credit Union (formerly Miles Federal Credit Union).

After beginning her educational career at Ball State University, McClellan completed her Associate Degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech through the Notre Dame Learning at Work program.

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