John is a recent graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in Geography, Policy Studies, and Spanish. While hailing from New Jersey, he has also studied and lived in Cuenca, Ecuador and Santiago, Chile. He has a deep interest in environmental policy, specifically regarding climate and energy issues, and is excited to be gaining valuable experience in the field. Prior to joining Green Building Alliance, he worked with an environmental non-profit in New Jersey and state-funded resource recovery agency in New York. When not in the office, he enjoys being active outside, watching sports, and trying (always unsuccessfully) to be a vegetarian. John looks forward to engaging more of the city in the Pittsburgh Climate Initiative and helping it become even more of a national leader on climate change.