Kelli Stephens is the sustainability and energy specialist for Hunter College where she works to lead the long-term direction and day-to-day activities of the college’s sustainability planning agenda. In this role, Kelli manages the development and implementation of the campus’ 10-Year Sustainability Action Plan and coordinates with stakeholders to track, monitor and communicate the college’s progress at the institutional level.
As a specialist in both strategy and operations, Kelli brings years of involvement in communications, stakeholder engagement and impact assessment, with content experience and knowledge in cross-collaborative areas including environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics and reporting, waste management and sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Her experience is complemented by former engagements with Capalino+Company, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), TheraCare of New York, Inc. and current appointment to the Columbia University SUMA Alumni Board. She has a proven record of success and a demonstrated and close familiarity with strategy development, municipal lobbying compliance, advocacy and research on building energy benchmarking and systems integration of sustainability processes and controls.
Kelli holds an MS in sustainability management from Columbia University and a BA in environmental studies from Wellesley College. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.