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Julia Ledewitz '08, awarded prestigious Switzer Environmental Fellowship

Posted July 19, 2012

Julia has been named a recipient of the Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship for 2011.  One of the nation’s most prestigious environmental policy recognitions, Switzer has been supporting emerging leaders committed to solving real world environmental problems since 1986.

Julia has been the Sustainability Coordinator for Massachusetts Institute of Technology since graduating from Bowdoin in 2008 with a B.A. in Environmental Science, History and a minor in Biology. She also is a founding board member of the US Green Building Council of Massachusetts. At MIT she is a member of the Energy team in the Department of Facilities Engineering, developing a cross-campus energy reduction program for the existing building infrastructure. In addition, she leads the LEED certification efforts on new buildings and retrofits for the campus. Last year, she decided to contextualize her work with a degree in Planning. She is currently a Master's candidate at Tufts' Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning department. Her thesis work will aim to analyze the link between on-going commissioning efforts in buildings and overall energy reductions. The outcome will hopefully shed light on effective energy management practices replicable for towns and campuses across the country. When she isn't working or writing papers, you can find her teaching spinning and competing in triathlons.

Expertise: Energy & Climate Change, Architecture & Urban Planning, Water Resources

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