Amanda King serves as Bentley University’s Executive Director of Sustainability. Ms. King oversees the university’s Office of Sustainability where she guides initiatives aimed at engaging the campus community in achieving Bentley’s greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability targets per Bentley’s signatory status with The Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The Office of Sustainability’s mission is to mobilize sustainable leadership in business by educating students on the business imperative of “triple-bottom line” thinking: considering social and environmental measures along with economic results. Under Ms. King’s leadership the university has achieved a Gold rating for campus-wide sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and constructed the nation’s first LEED Platinum certified standalone ice arena. Ms. King also leads the Office of Sustainability’s partnership with faculty teaching sustainability topics across the undergraduate and graduate curricula and development of co-curricular learning opportunities for students. Over her nearly 10 years at the institution, Ms. King has also worked to expand sustainable business career opportunities for Bentley graduates through a strong partnership with the university’s award winning Career Services office and by creating connections with sustainable businesses and organizations in the Greater Boston Area.
Natalie joined Bentley University in 2012 and works to achieve the Office of Sustainability’s mission to mobilize sustainable leadership in business by educating students on the business imperative of “triple-bottom line” thinking: considering social and environmental measures along with economic results. Natalie is in charge of programming and student management within the Office of Sustainability including managing 5 student interns. In her time at Bentley, Natalie helped refine the move out donation program increasing donations by 38% since 2012 and created Alternative Transportation week in 2017. Natalie has contributed to the Gold rating for campus-wide sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and Bronze Bicycle Friendly Certification through the League of American Bicyclists. Bentley also has won the Rising Star Spotlight award through MassDOT in 2018 through her leadership. Natalie serves on the AASHE Diversity Advisory Council, the Campus Advisory Board of the Post Landfill Action Network and the Board of the Waltham Land Trust.
Sophie joined the Office of Sustainability in the summer of 2020, having graduated from Bentley with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Liberal Studies in Earth, Environment and Global Sustainability. Given her experience as a Student Sustainability Leader and valued team member, she completed the team by becoming the office's Manager of Sustainability. Sophie brings extensive knowledge of the Office of Sustainability’s daily operations, mission, and strategic plan, relationships built with stakeholders across campus and a genuine passion for Bentley’s sustainability initiatives. Sophie is a proven contributor, having managed the process for evaluating financial opportunities for solar renewable energy certificate (SREC) sales from the university’s first onsite solar array, as a student intern. She also assembled and currently chairs the university’s first Green Revolving Fund Committee.
The Office of Sustainability relies on a team of 6 paid student leaders who help execute and oversee the campus-wide initiatives that help us get closer to our community goals. The program cultivates professional skills and provides students with hands on learning opportunities, which are integral considering the increasing emphasis on sustainability in the business world. Students can apply each spring for the positions the following fall. If you are interested in applying to be a Sustainability Student Leader please email us at GA_Bentley_sustainability@bentley.edu.
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