Get to Know Us
Mary Ann Boyer: Co-Founder & Principal
With over 25 years in the environmental field, Mary Ann works with educational institutions and small businesses to craft sustainable solutions. Mary Ann earned her master's degree from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. After serving as a Presidential Management Fellow and scientist with EPA, Mary Ann taught high school, middle school, and lower school science for sixteen years. She has achieved the Garden Club of America's "Elizabeth Abernathy Hull Award" for outstanding contributions to environmental education.
Anne Sudduth: Co-Founder & Principal
Anne draws on her background in the non-profit and corporate sectors to develop and implement sustainability initiatives for educational institutions, with an emphasis on waste reduction. A graduate of Brown University, Anne was previously National Director of Community Involvement at Deloitte. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Sustainability Committee of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy.
Sam York: Sustainability Intern
Sam is a 2017 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in classical studies and philosophy. Sam’s elementary and high school education at Germantown Friends School gave him a strong belief in the power of schools to pursue sustainability. He loves to write and is excited to help spread the word about schools’ sustainability efforts through blog and newsletter articles.
Shannon Meyer: Sustainability and Health Intern
Shannon is a 2015 graduate of the College of Charleston where she majored in Public Health. During this time she developed an interest in sustainable agriculture and environmental health. She decided to pursue her Master's in Public Health graduating from Boston University School of Public Health in 2018, where she focused her research on food access and insecurity.
Janelle Edwards: Sustainability and Health Intern
Janelle is a current Master’s student at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health for Environmental and Occupational Health. After receiving her Bachelor's in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College, she developed a strong interest in the cross-sectionality between environmental justice and public health. She aims to work for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the future in order to bridge the gap between disaster management communications and lower income communities.
MaryKate O'Brien: Writer-in-Residence
MaryKate is a 2016 graduate of Williams College with a degree in Environmental Science. MaryKate is passionate about environmental policy as it relates to issues of land use and environmental justice. MaryKate worked as a Program Coordinator for the Environmental Defense Fund, and now serves as the Community Mobilization Coordinator for Philadelphia Youth Basketball. As a writer-in-residence for BSEC, MaryKate contributes articles for the blog and soon-to-be-released quarterly newsletter.