As an intern for the OoS in 2009 and 2010, Rob helped write (and do the analysis for) Mason’s first Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Climate Action Plan. With his math background, operations analysis experience, and supervisory skills, he was able to guide the teams in writing sound documents that were understandable to a broad audience. At the same time, he was a Master’s student in Mason’s Environmental Science and Policy department. His internship helped him figure out his thesis subject by introducing him to some motivated individuals (Lenna, Danielle, and Dann) who offered him sympathetic ears and much needed advice to flesh out ideas. He completed his graduate degree in January (2012) and was hired in October 2012 as the Sustainability Officer for Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA). He continues to remain in touch with friends at Mason and intends to transfer many of the Mason Sustainability projects and ideas to NOVA.