Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability was established in 2010 and is located in the Student Services Building (SSB) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability
Office: FC1 3.102  Phone: (512) 475-6549 

Jim collaborates on sustainability initiatives across campus and with surrounding neighborhoods and the City of Austin. This includes facilitation of the President's Sustainability Steering Committee, campus planning initiatives, supporting resource conservation efforts and various Green Fee projects. He received his Master’s in Community and Regional Planning from UT Austin last century, has worked on sustainability issues in Austin for over 20 years and will always share a cup of coffee to brainstorm the next cool idea.

Brianna Duran, Program Coordinator, Campus Environmental Center 
Office: SSB 1.302  Phone: (512) 232-7840

Brianna is the staff advisor for student-led programming in the Office of Sustainability. This includes the Green Offices and Green Labs programs as well as the Office's sponsored student organizations, Campus Environmental Center and Longhorn Lights Out. A Wisconsin-native, Brianna found her calling for environmental sustainability during a study abroad program in the Ecuador wilderness. After completing a master’s degree in environmental science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Brianna developed and managed educational programs for a variety of organizations including a stint on the Waste Minimization team for the city of Auckland, New Zealand. Brianna is passionate about empowering students to become leaders in sustainability at UT and beyond.


Jill Parrish, Program Coordinator, Green Fee
Office: SSB 1.302  Phone: (512) 471-8647 

Jill serves as the program coordinator for the Green Fee Committee and helps to advance the approved Green Fee projects each year.


Kristin Phillips, Communications Coordinator
Office: SSB 1.302   Phone: (512) 232-7468

Kristin coordinates communications, marketing and media relations for the Office of Sustainability as well as helps manage events across campus. After following monkeys for six years—and most recently observing human development of primary forest in Amazonian Ecuador—she switched from academia to communications and completed a Masters in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting at New York University.