EcoFellowship Program

The EcoFellowship Program is a one-year paid fellowship position to work with CET staff and other EcoFellows to carry out a range of activities related to climate action initiatives and educational programming in western Massachusetts.

EcoFellows support CET’s initiatives to assist residents, students, institutions and businesses across the region in ongoing programs in energy efficiency, home energy services, renewable energy, and waste reduction through recycling, reuse and composting. Fellows are based in CET’s Northampton location and serve communities in the region.


Learn about our 2018 – 2019 EcoFellows!


Morgan Laner

Morgan is a graduate of Rollins College, where she majored in Environmental Studies and minored in Sociology. She spent two years working for the Rollins College Sustainability Program, and was president of EcoRollins, the largest environmental student program at Rollins. Morgan has also interned at the Post-Landfill Action Network, City of Dallas Office of Environmental Quality, and LORD Green Real Estate Strategies.

Fun Fact: Morgan has traveled to over 20 countries!

What she’s looking forward to most: “I’m looking forward to going out in the field with waste specialists to see how they interact with different clients to create recycling and food diversion programs that make everyone happy.”


Olivia Horwitz

Olivia is a graduate of Bard College, where she majored in Environmental and Urban Studies. In her time at Bard, Olivia created sustainability kits for freshmen to promote environmental habits on campus, and was a campus waste reduction intern. Olivia also conducted research on sustainable greenhouses in the Peruvian Andes with the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development.

Fun Fact: Olivia took magic lessons for two years when she was eight.

What she’s looking forward to most: “I’m looking forward to gaining knowledge on sustainable and practical solutions for the environment, while at the same time being able to translate environmental jargon into applicable and palpable terms for community members and myself.”


Becky Kalish

Becky is a graduate of Oberlin College, where she majored in Environmental Studies and Viola Performance. Becky was a member of the Oberlin College Green EDGE Fund, a student-run board that manages a set of accounts designated for loan and grant allocation. Becky was also an Environment Program Intern at PCI Media, an organization that inspires and empowers communities worldwide to take action on social justice, health, and the environment.

Fun Fact: Becky is terrified of mice.

What she’s looking forward to most: “I am excited to learn how marketing plays a role in the environmental field and how CET can best spread the knowledge of all the projects going on to the outside community. I am looking forward to gaining new skills and honing in further on my specific interests!”


Jonathan Ruiz

Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he managed in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Urban Planning. Jonathan was the Project Manager for his research team, called Sustainability Without Borders, which helped build prototypes for various aquaponics, electrical turbines, and biosand filters. Jonathan also conducted research at Michigan to help reduce printing paper waste.

Fun Fact: Jonathan can do a backflip.

What he’s looking forward to most: “I’m looking forward to working with the local community and helping people understand the benefits of using sustainable programs, which saves energy, waste, and money!”


Natasha Nurjadin

Natasha is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where she double majored in Earth & Environmental Sciences and History. Natasha was a Sustainability Coordinator for three years at Wesleyan, working primarily on energy efficiency efforts. Natasha was also an intern at WeatherBug Home, working on a team focused on residential energy efficiency.

Fun Fact: A couple years ago, Natasha hiked the Himalayas and did not have phone service or outside contact for 10 days.

What she’s looking forward to most: “I am looking forward to learning from industry leaders in energy efficiency and waste reduction, as well as figuring out my strengths in the environmental services industry. I am also looking forward to making lasting connections with my colleagues!”



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