|Antje Danielson is the Administrative Director at TIE as well as the graduate interdisciplinary Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program. She came to Tufts from Durham University (UK), where she served as the Deputy Director for Sustainability, in May 2008. Previously, she worked with the Harvard Green Campus Initiative. A long-time resident of Cambridge, Mass, Antje also co-founded the innovative carsharing company Zipcar. She holds a Ph.D. in Geology from Free University, Berlin.|
|Nancy W. Gleason, PhD, is the Funding Strategy Manager for TIE, as well as a Lecturer in Environmental Studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a Lecturer within the Political Science Department at Tufts University.Dr. Gleason also works with TIE and the environmental studies program to enhance support capability of student activities and encourage collaboration across the schools at Tufts. Her research areas relate to sustainable development diplomacy in the context of forests, climate change and water. She serves on the Board of Editors for the AIMS Environmental Science journal. She has a PhD and a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She also holds a master’s of science from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University.|
|Theresa Silver is the Office Assistant for TIE.She has a background in computer science, event promotion, and multimedia design.
|Panagiota Kaltsa is the Online Education Strategist at TIE. She studied at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she focused on strategic management and communications. While she holds two degrees in International Relations, her working background mainly consists of positions in banking, marketing and public relations where she was actively involved in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Her interest in sustainable development brought her to TIE where she first worked as the coordinator of the Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, masters new media and travels.|
|Denise Chin is the graduate intern at TIE.She contributes to ongoing TIE projects by researching topics and issues pertinent to TIE. She is currently pursuing her masters in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, with a focus on sustainable food systems. Born and raised in Malaysia, Denise completed her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Washington State University. She has volunteered at farms, community gardens and food banks, and interned at a farmers market, which brought together her love for food and interest in sustainability. She is amused by oddly-shaped tomatoes and multi-colored radishes found at farmers markets. She also enjoys traveling.
|Claudia Schwartzis a second-year master’s student at The Fletcher School and works as the TIE alumni liaison.Prior to graduate school she worked in non-profit international development in East Africa and the Horn of Africa, and is now studying ways to promote investment in post-conflict contexts, in particular renewable energy. In addition to her work at TIE she is involved in the Fletcher Africana Club and the Tufts Energy Conference. When she has spare time she enjoys playing music, playing soccer sporadically with the Fletcher Futbol team, and reading rock star memoirs.
|Chris Maroshegyi is a strategic development intern at TIE.He is currently pursuing a Masters of Law and Diplomacy Candidate at the Fletcher School, with concentrations in international environment & resource policy, negotiations, and international business relations. Prior to Fletcher, he served as a water program adviser to the United Nations Educational Science and Communications Organization (UNESCO) office in Iraq. As an adviser, he worked closely with the Government of Iraq and the private sector to develop and manage scientific and environmental initiatives, including Iraq’s first National Water Council. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, with an Economics and Islamic Civilization concentration, from Boston College. Following graduation, Chris conducted a research based Fulbright Fellowship in Hungary.|
|Margaret McKenzie is the Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute Coordinator for TIE.She is currently pursuing a Masters of Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School, with concentrations in negotiations and security studies. Prior to attending Fletcher, Margaret served as an Information and Communications Officer at USAID in Washington, DC. Margaret has extensive overseas experience, and has worked in Amman, Jordan in a leadership capacity for a youth development NGO, where she led successful national conferences and workshops, and recruited Jordanians to work abroad. A graduate of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Margaret worked for two years as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations in Canada, and completed a section of the 2009 book, Carbon Pricing and Environmental Federalism. Margaret has traveled to over 30 countries, and speaks French and Levantine Arabic.
|Darius Izadpanah is a Communications Specialist at TIE and the IGERT Water Diplomacy PhD Program Coordinator Ad Interim.He recently graduated from the Tufts/ SMFA Combined Degree Program with a BS in Psychology and a BFA in Studio Art in May 2013. He was a Communications intern at TIE for one and a half years while he was a student. Darius grew up in Los Angeles, California, which means he’s pretty much cold all the time in Boston. At TIE, he manages TIE’s social media and visual archives, organizes and executes events, and designs poster and info-graphics.
|Kate Miller is an undergraduate intern at TIE.She is double majoring in Environmental Studies and International Relations and minoring in Foreign Policy Analysis. At TIE, she works on the Faculty Research Digest and supports TIE-affiliated research. Kate grew up outside of Chicago, IL, and spent the last six months studying and eating way too much bread in Paris.
|Devyn Powell is a senior from Portland, Oregon currently pursuing a double major in International Relations and Environmental Studies.She is interested in environmental policy and politics, especially in the realms of climate change and energy. Outside of her studies and her work with TIE, Devyn pursues her environmental passions by working with advocacy groups and campaigns in the Boston area, and she is a leader within the intercollegiate organization Students for a Just and Stable Future. At TIE, some of Devyn’s responsibilities include social media outreach, communications, and graphic design.|