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Staff Interns-1 Interns-2

Marianella Franklin, Director of Sustainability Programs.

She has been with UTPA since 2002 managing projects for Facilities Planning and Construction. She earned her Bachelor in Architecture from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico...

Marianella Q. Franklin

(956) 665-7301
Monica Raygada, Program Coordinator

She recently joined the UTPA Office for Sustainability with a background in the private sector and specializing in communication. Her previous work includes the editorial field, where she has participated in and directed several publications and has experience in marketing and visual design...

Monica Raygada

(956) 665-2488
Naomi Keith, Office Assistant

She began working with the Office for Sustainability full-time in September, 2012 after being on staff part time when she was hired in June, 2011. She comes to UTPA from the City of McAllen Recycling Center where she spent four years developing a passion for sustainability...

Naomi Keith

(956) 665-2488

Ouina Rutledge, Program Coordinator, has worked with the Office since April, 2010. Before coming to UTPA she worked with the City of McAllen Public Works for six years as Renewable Resources Manager...

Ouina Rutledge

(956) 665-3030

AJ Anderson, Communication Assistant, has worked with the Office since April, 2010. She completed her Master of Arts in Communication from UTPA, and received her BA in Sociology from UT Austin...

AJ Anderson

(956) 665-2488

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