Cary Gaunt ‘09

Dr. Cary Gaunt ‘09 (New England, PhD in Environmental Studies) was recently featured in a profile story in The Keene Sentinel about her work as the Director of Sustainability at Keene State College (KSC). She has been overseeing sustainability efforts at KSC since 2015, bringing to the college 30 years of experience working in sustainability science, planning, and policy analysis. 

Before Gaunt served as a senior fellow for Second Nature, a national nonprofit organization that works to integrate sustainability into college campuses. She also worked with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, studying sustainability at higher education institutions, such as Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, and looked at ways to integrate their sustainability programs with Boston’s Climate Action Plan.

After receiving her master’s degree in physical geography in 1989 from the University of Maryland, Gaunt used her training in coastal geomorphology and climate change, primarily in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, working on a sea-level project and as an environmental consultant to local and regional watershed organizations. Read the full profile story on Gaunt and her work here.