Weston Dripps

Weston Dripps

Director of Sustainability

Wes is the current Director of Sustainability for the college. He is a 1992 Amherst alumnus who returned to the college after having been a professor of Earth, Environmental, and Sustainability Sciences for twenty years at Furman University and UMass Boston. Wes has been building out the office’s faculty, staff, and student programs and working to integrate sustainability across the college's curriculum, co-curriculum, and operations.

Anna Hogarth

Anna Hogarth

Green Dean-Center for Sustainability

Anna Hogarth is a recent graduate ('23) of Amherst College with a major in Environmental Studies. When she was a student, Anna involved herself with sustainability activities as an eco-rep, student-farmer at Book and Plow, and later as a Food Systems Fellow for the Office of Sustainability. Outside of Amherst, Anna was a recruitment intern for Greenpeace, an opportunity funded by a Charles Hamilton Houston Loeb Center award. She also interned for CitySeed, a food accessibility non-profit located in New Haven, CT. Anna hopes to increase underrepresented voices and engagement in sustainability, especially after completing a diversity in conservation summer program through Yale School of the Environment's Justice, Equity, and Diversity in Sustainability Initiative (JEDSI). In her free time, Anna likes all things plants (gardening, house plants, planting herself under a tree with a good book), and visual arts.

Audrey Woods

Audrey Woods

Green Dean-Center for Sustainability

Audrey Woods is a recent graduate (‘24E) of Amherst College with a degree in Political Science. As a student, she explored sustainable development in the built and natural environment through her time as a greenhouse worker, Book and Plow farmer, and member of the Food Justice Alliance. She also studied sustainability and renewable energy systems in Copenhagen, Denmark. Beyond Amherst, Audrey was also a legal intern and an Environmental Educator for Mass Audubon, helping to develop programming for the launch of the Nature in the City Program in Springfield, MA. She is overjoyed to return to Amherst as a Green Dean and hopes to empower students of all majors to situate sustainability in their disciplines. When she’s not working, you’ll find her on a nature walk, listening to podcasts, or getting lost in an upcycling or restoration project.