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 campus progress at the institutional level, and improve performance across the College’s sustainability portfolio.
As a specialist in both strategy and operations, Kelli brings years of involvement in impact assessment, communications, and stakeholder engagement, 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).
Prior to joining Hunter, Kelli has held engagements with Capalino+Company, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Columbia University SUMA Alumni Board. She has worked and developed 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 received her Master of Science degree in Sustainability Management from Columbia University.