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UF Sustainability Program Coordinator, Kaylee AugustKaylee August (she/her)
Sustainability Program Coordinator

Kaylee August is a Sustainability Program Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. She is responsible for collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to integrate sustainability into campus programs and communicate outcomes of campus- and community-wide initiatives regarding GHG emissions, energy, natural resources, and waste management. Kaylee has a BS in Environmental, Soil, and Water Science from the University of Arkansas with a minor in Sustainability and an MS in Soil and Water Sciences from the University of Florida, where she focused on wetland biogeochemistry. Before this role, she worked as an environmental consultant. Her expertise includes environmental resource permitting, wetland ecology, hydrologic management, soil biogeochemistry, and data management. Kaylee spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, rock climbing, and spending time with her family.

UF Bikes staff member Brady CastellanoBrady Castellano (he/him)
Campus Bicycle Program Coordinator

Brady Castellano is the University of Florida Office of Sustainability’s Campus Bicycle Program Coordinator. His role supports the campus-wide student rental and department bicycle share programs, cycling education and outreach events, and collaboration with the UF Bikes Intern Team. Brady is passionate about helping as many people as possible have fun riding and safely transporting by bike. Outside of work, Brady loves riding his bike!

Corey Farmer (he/him)
Sustainability Coordinator

Corey Farmer is a Sustainability Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability, with a focus on climate. He is responsible for GHG inventories, carbon footprint mitigation tactics, evaluating efficiency upgrades, and related data analysis. Corey has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University with a focus on design, and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder where he focused on energy storage and policy. Prior to coming to UF, he worked in the US Navy’s nuclear power program. He has experience in construction estimating, power production, operational management, and casualty preparedness. When not at work, Corey is busy traveling, hosting gatherings, and “nerding out”.

John Lawson headshot, Office of Sustainability StaffJohn Lawson (he/him)
Climate Action Plan Implementation Coordinator

John Lawson is the Climate Action Plan Implementation Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. With a career spanning over three decades, he began as a plumber’s assistant before joining the Navy and becoming part of the pre-commissioning team for an Aegis Class Cruiser. Following his service, he pursued higher education at the University of Florida, graduating with a degree in Building Construction. Joining the UF Health Science Center Construction Auxiliary team, he coordinated various projects and obtained valuable insights into building operations. As the Energy Coordinator for all state-funded UF facilities on campus, his goal was to drive energy conservation measures, manage alternative energy sources on campus, assist in establishing an in-house training program, and collaborate with utility providers for rebate incentives. Recently, he joined the Office of Sustainability to implement the Climate Action Plan, focusing on propelling UF towards Carbon Neutrality and incorporating sustainable practices in research and education.  With extensive experience in construction, energy efficiency, and sustainability, he is dedicated to creating a more resilient and environmentally-conscious campus community. Outside of work, John enjoys all outdoor activities, home remodeling projects, and looks forward to spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Stefan, Design and Marketing Assistant

Lauren Stefan (she/her)
Design & Marketing Coordinator

Lauren Stefan is a Design & Marketing Coordinator for the University of Florida Office of Sustainability. Her role involves creating the graphics and messaging of current and upcoming programs across campus, social media, and the Office of Sustainability website in addition to managing the Sustainable UF intern program. Prior to this role, Lauren worked in international education and advised university students seeking intercultural experiences. Outside of work, she loves to travel, play beach volleyball, and enjoy the Florida weather! 

Liz Storn (she/her)
Senior Program Coordinator

Liz is a Program Coordinator for the Office of Sustainability. She is responsible for programs and initiatives related to waste, transportation and water, and enjoys working with students, faculty and staff on these and other topics.  Liz has a BA in Environmental Biology and Environmental Science from Dartmouth College (NH), as well as a BS in Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering Management from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Prior to coming to UF, she worked as the Engineering Technician for a small city in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon and as a wetland consultant. She has experience in natural resource management, transportation system planning, stormwater engineering, mapping, and data management. When not at work, Liz is busy running, biking, and chasing after her toddler.

Matthew Williams (he/him)

Matthew I. Williams is the Director of UF’s Office of Sustainability. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida, and has been a certified Energy Auditor. Prior to joining the office at UF, Matt worked in campus sustainability for seven years as Auburn University’s (Alabama) first full-time sustainability coordinator.  In addition to a focus on climate and energy programs, Matt has worked on sustainability in campus food systems, transportation, procurement, waste prevention, stormwater education, inclusion and diversity, and community engagement. As a foundation to his work in campus sustainability, Matt has professional experience as a tropical field research biologist, an instructor in formal university courses on sustainability and biodiversity, and in the national non-profit realm working with public and private institutions to provide resources to make sustainably responsible procurement decisions. Matt’s approach recognizes the combined roles of individuals and institutions in creating a sustainable future, and the need for higher education to take a leadership role in both educating students for sustainability, and incorporating sustainability practices into day-to-day campus operations.