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Skidmore College

Sustainability Staff

Paul Lundberg

Paul Lundberg

Assistant Director of Construction Services

Paul Lundberg holds a master's of science in energy management from the New York Institute of Technology and has attained designation as a certified energy manager and certified geo-exchange designer from the Association of Energy Engineers. He has been at Skidmore for 15 years in the Facilities Services Department and has been involved with capital construction projects during all phases of development, design and implementation. Lundberg has also had direct involvement with the majority of the energy conservation and alternative energy initiatives at the college.


Jennifer Natyzak

Assistant Director of Sustainability Programs

Jennifer Natyzak (she/her) graduated with a B.S. in environmental science and minor in global sustainability from the University of Virginia in 2016. From her undergraduate research, she published two scholarly articles about UVA's institutional water footprint and virtual water consumption from fossil fuels. Since coming to Skidmore in June of 2016, Natyzak strives to cultivate a culture of sustainable living through a variety of student programs. She is particularly passionate about fostering community connections, through the annual move-out donation collection, "Give+Go", and for sustainable and equitable transportation projects.

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Tarah Rowse

Director of Sustainability Programs and Assessment

Tarah Rowse (she/her) is an energy and sustainability professional that has worked across public, private, and nonprofit sectors as a researcher, professor, and manager. Tarah holds a Ph.D. in natural resources, with a focus on energy governance, from the University of Vermont, a M.S. (public policy and management) from Carnegie Mellon Universty, and a B.S. (natural resource management) from Cornell University. She has been a Peace Corps volunteer, a political campaign manager, and an associate with the Nature Conservancy, with previous campus sustainability experience at the University of Vermont and Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Tarah is currently the Board Chair of the Agricultural Stewardship Association, a regional land trust conserving farm and forest land. Tarah, along with her husband and two daughters,  returned to the area and built a net-zero energy home on the family farm.

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Mark Youndt

Director of Sustainability for Academic Affairs

Mark received a B.A. in management and economics from Gettysburg College, a MBA with a concentration in finance from Rollins College, and a Ph.D. in management and organization from Pennsylvania State University.  He has been a member of Skidmore’s Management and Business Department since 1999 and also teaches a course called Human Dilemmas in Skidmore’s First Year Experience.  His executive education and research activities focus on the areas of business strategy, executive leadership development, knowledge management, sustainability, and health care strategy.  Prior to his academic career, Mark was involved with the building trades and has a passion for green design and construction, and he and his family currently live in a high efficiency, active and passive solar home.