Steven Nutter, AICP
Steven is our Executive Director and guides the strategic, fundraising, and programmatic work of the organization. An urban planner by profession, gardener by passion, and a certified permaculture designer, he loves to design, build, and grow things to benefit communities of all kinds. He has served with LivableStreets for many years doing sustainable transportation advocacy, and has worked at the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in communications and outreach for human rights and social justice programs. He has a Master of Public Policy in planning from Tufts and is pursuing his PhD in community education at Lesley University. He is vice-chair of the Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee and on the Advisory Board of Cambridge Local First.
Isabella is our program coordinator and is completing a BA in Environmental Science with a focus in Policy and Management. Isabella is passionate about creating opportunities for all people to learn about the environment as well as how they can have a positive environmental impact.
Emmy is our TerraCorps Community Engagement/Youth Education Coordinator for 2021-2022 with a focus on sustainable agriculture, food security, land equity/justice, and urban sustainability. She earned her B.A. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Conservation Biology from Clark University, and worked in the Foster Baker Lab studying the behavioral evolution of threespine stickleback in response to an increase in invasive pike in Alaska. She also researched the benefits of increasing species diversity in urban spaces and analyzed the rise in food insecurity on college campuses in response to the pandemic. Emmy is excited to explore urban sustainability and engage with the community during her time at Green Cambridge.
Julia is our farm coordinator. She is an environmentalist, systems-thinker, and urban sustainability advocate and earned her BA in Geography from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. She discovered her passion for planning while studying as an exchange student in Groningen, Netherlands, and has followed this passion to Boston University, where she currently is pursuing her Master of City Planning and Graduate Certificate in Applied Sustainability. Her interests include climate resiliency, greenspace design, and community engagement within the context of urban planning. She has worked as a Fellow with the Delaware Department of Agriculture, creating a best practice toolkit for outdoor classroom planning, and as a Research Assistant evaluating urban greening systems. Julia loves being outdoors and having her hands in the dirt and is excited to share her love for gardening with others.
Michelle is our urban agriculture advisor. She is a farmer-activist and scholar-in-training and obtained her B.S. in Sustainable Food and Farming from the UMass Amherst. Across three seasons, she worked as an organic production farmer and coordinated several food justice and agroecology projects in Amherst. She went on to receive her M.A in International Studies from the University of Oregon where she conducted research on climate, agrarian change, food sovereignty and agroecology in India. She is passionate about all things social and food justice and strives to connect communities to their food.
Helen is an environmental educator who volunteers with Cambridge Wildlife Arts. She is a new resident of Cambridge, and loves teaching and learning about the local animal species. Professionally she works with a Wildflower School in East Cambridge, called Aster Montessori for students ages 3-6 years old. She has experience teaching school and camps on both coasts. She is a former Mass Audubon employee and enjoyed leading guided walks and interpreting the local environment for all ages. She is especially interested in water quality and water rights issues. Her favorite natural place to explore in Cambridge is Mount Auburn Cemetery, where she can be found nature journaling for hours!
Julie founded our Wildlife Arts program and continues to advise the work as well as coordinate and volunteer at events. She is an artist and communications professional, with a demonstrated history of success in strategic communications, writing, social media, fundraising, program development, and coordination.
Alumni Volunteers, Interns, & Staff
Madelyn was our Summer Program Coordinator. She is an aspiring naturalist who is interested in wildlife conservation, environmental health and equity, and sustainable cities. She graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the UMass Amherst, in the spring of 2020. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in an avian ecology lab and researched how songbirds refuel during their migration through the Connecticut River Valley. She also worked on multiple projects for the Migratory Birds Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service located in Hadley, MA. She loves everything bird-related and is excited to explore the urban wilds of Cambridge with a hammock and/or pair of binoculars.
Seanna was our farm manager and has worked with nonprofits and businesses focused on strengthening regional food systems and local food access. She's worked as a farmer and educator growing annual and perennial crops, promoted local food systems distribution networks through farmers markets and CSAs, and worked in the nonprofit sector doing project management, fundraising, education, and advocacy.
Jacob interned with us during his pursuit of a Masters in Sustainability and Environmental Management Program at the Harvard University Extension School. He holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Jacob’s primary interest in the field of sustainability lies in the power of narratives and messages to make a positive behavioral difference across cultures and backgrounds. This passion has led him to learn and teach languages, study literature, and pursue a career in communications and marketing around sustainability.
Alison was our Advocacy Organizer. They are at Lesley University, majoring in Political Science and Math Studies and volunteering with us through the school's honors program. Coming from New Hampshire, they have volunteered for political campaigns since Obama's 2012 re-election. Most recently, they were a summer organizing fellow for Elizabeth Warren's Presidential Campaign in New Hampshire.
Anna ran our urban farm in East Cambridge. Anna has gotten her hands dirty as the garden supervisor for Esalen’s Farm & Garden, at the University of California at Santa Cruz’s Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems and as a urban gardener at Green City Growers. She has run farmers markets in Boston and Cambridge, striving to bring local, colorful, beautiful and affordable food to the community while supporting farmers who treat the land, animals and farmworkers with deep respect. Her work blends a passion for plants with the urgency for social change to work towards more equitable and healing relationships between people and the land.
Traci ran our urban farm in East Cambridge. She grew up in Worthington, Iowa, a small farming community with a large garden and many pet dogs. She is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and holds a Permaculture Design Certificate. Since 2012, she has been involved with The Friends of the Riverbend Trust and the Seklar Play Lot. She loves teaching children how to grow plants, and help them understand how our individual and collective actions effect our environment.
Primrose was Green Cambridge’s 2018 spring intern, focusing on creating and building the Energy Advocate Group. She received her Master’s degree in Management from Boston University in 2018. She hopes to combine her Environmental Science background with Business to address climate change and sustainability concerns on the community level to larger-scale business practices.
David was instrumental in helping us develop the urban tree canopy program. For the past 15 years David (pronounced DAH-veed) has been studying and working as a science educator, first at Brookline High and more recently at Newton North High (sandwiched around a PhD in Curriculum & Instruction from University of Wisconsin for good measure). He has expertise in curriculum design, with a focus on issues of the history of science and social justice in education. His foray into urban forestry and tree-issues includes a Teen Tree Stewardship Program in Watertown, MA and the creation of Speaks for the Trees, a tree advocacy group in the Boston area. At Green Cambridge he worked on a canopy study to measure tree cover in Cambridge and is also raising awareness and engagement in preserving trees in the city.
Christine helped us with clarifying a strategic communications plan. She grew up loving the outdoors; after spending time in Australia and the Pacific Northwest, she developed a passion for sustainability to ensure the health and safety of our planet's ecosystems. As her day job, Christine works as a manager of acquisition marketing at HubSpot in Cambridge, MA. She has a passion for storytelling and the power it has to grow and convert an audience. In her free time, you can find Christine hiking, snowboarding, reading fiction, trying new recipes, watching documentaries, and playing with her family's three dogs.
Jenna was our Intern Program Assistant for summer 2017 working to run, grow, and intensify our programmatic areas while at Connecticut College studying sociology and environmental studies. She works on the student run garden, planting and selling produce to the college's dining halls. She is also deeply involved with local activist groups.
Lettie was our summer 2017 Social Media and Tree Intern. She is helping to coordinate and provide strategy for our social media program, and as program assistant for our Urban Tree Canopy program.
Micah served as Green Cambridge's 2017 Spring Intern, focusing primarily on our Neighborhood Farming project. He has background in sustainable farming and Permaculture and co-designed and managed the inception of our Hurley Street Neighborhood Farm. He worked at Lexington Community Farm.
Brian worked with us as the Assistant Program Manager during his Senior Year at Northeastern University in 2016. He is finishing his degree in Economics and Environmental Studies, minoring in International Affairs. After graduation, he plans to live abroad to work with an NGO whose mission is poverty alleviation in a sustainable way. He joined us after studying economics and sustainability in Barcelona, at the Universitat de Pompeu Fabra. On campus at Northeastern, he served as the Philanthropy Coordinator for his fraternity Phi Delta Theta, benefitting organizations supporting ALS.
Erin worked with us during her second year at Northeastern University in 2016, while studying International Affairs and Global Social Entrepreneurship. She is interested in environmental advocacy and working with socially minded companies to enact social change. In her home state of Pennsylvania, Erin became passionate about environmental justice following her involvement in the states campaign against fracking. Erin worked as the Tree Program Coordinator and also as the Assistant Program Manager at Green Cambridge. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking trips, training with the Northeastern Triathlon Team, and baking.
Marley served as Green Cambridge's Assistant Program Manager as a third year student at Northeastern University in 2016. He is interested in environmental and public health policy as well as addressing environmental justice especially in New England. Marley plans to continue on to law school after graduation and study to become an environmental lawyer working to bring justice from those affected by corporate pollution and environmental negligence.