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Jeff Mittelstadt '99
Director of Sustainability

As Davidson's first director of sustainability I organize and lead sustainability efforts at the college. I also started my own non-profit, WildSides, which produces human-wildlife conflict documentary and educational media. My project on the Plight of the North Atlantic Right Whale has played in multiple film festivals in 2013 and was awarded Best Conservation Message at the Beneath the Waves Film Festival. I worked for the U.S. EPA's Office of Inspector General in Research Triangle Park evaluating air quality programs, including air toxics monitoring and new source review in coal-fired power plants. I was a vice president and senior analyst at Bank of America working on green building, sustainable purchasing, green cleaning, renewable energym and more. I then designed, implemented, and managed a national sustainable manufacturing initiative for a D.C. nonprofit, the National Council for Advanced Manufacturing. The U.S. Department of Commerce appointed me to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Advisory Expert Group on Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation. I earned a master's degree in journalism and mass communication where I worked on the 2011 Powering A Nation team to make the award-winning interactive documentary Coal: A Love Story. I hold the following degrees: B.A. 1999, Psychology, Davidson College. M.E.M. 2003, Resource Economics and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Science, Duke University. M.B.A. 2007, Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Julia Singley '15
Sustainability Fellow

As the Sustainability Fellow, I support the Director of Sustainability in introducing sustainability-minded strategies into Davidson's operations.  While a student at Davidson College, I earned a BA degree in Anthropology and cultivated interests in the triple bottom line and its interface with multimedia and ethnographic storytelling.  In my junior spring, I studied abroad with the School for International Training in Bolivia.  While abroad I created a documentary film on practical understandings of Vivir Bien, or the good life, in communities in the Amazonian region of the country.  Along with other storytelling projects for local nonprofit Circle de Luz and Opportunity Threads, a worker-owned textile cooperative in my hometown. I have also worked in the local food system in various capacities, beginning my sophomore year when two peers and I built the hydroponics system at the Farm at Davidson College.  I am excited to join the Office, to continue to learn and grow by introducing and supporting sustainable practices at Davidson.​