USC Office of Sustainability Staff

HalliHalli Bovia, Sustainability Program Manager

Through her career, Halli Bovia has been committed to the advancement of sustainability at institutions of higher education. Currently serving as the Sustainability Programs Manager at the University of Southern California, Halli has introduced ambitious programs designed to encourage sustainable practice while also engaging campus stakeholders. Since 2011, Her leadership of USC’s Office of Sustainability has been marked by strong coalition building and has reaped successful partnerships including a robust athletics sustainability program, a student green fund, a university-wide sustainability plan, and the establishment of an annual Earth Month. Prior to her tenure at USC, Halli served in a similar position at California State University, Chico, where she authored the university’s Climate Action Plan, managed a comprehensive greenhouse gas inventory, and launched a Zipcar car-sharing alternative transportation program. Halli holds a Bachelors in Biological Science and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies: Ecology and Sustainability


CrizCriza Belle Gutierrez, Sustainability Program Assistant






Sydney Morical, Sustainability Office Staff

Sydney is a senior majoring in Environmental Studies and Gender Studies. A passionate innovator, her interest in people and the environments that they live in allow her to cross-pollinate the many projects she is involved in. She started working with the Office of Sustainability in January 2009, assisting in the development and expansion of the Green Office Certification Program and serving as the primary point of contact between the Office and student organizations. Currently, Sydney coordinates all programing in the USC community garden, bringing the USC and local communities together in a space that encourages learning and empowerment. For the second year running, she is organizing Earth Week at USC, a campus-wide celebration of environmental consciousness. Sydney has also been working on the creation of a Green Fund that would allocate monies to student-proposed, sustainable projects on campus.


Nina Gordon-Kirsch

Nina is a senior majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Marketing. She hails from Berkeley, California and works as the PR and Marketing representative for the USC Office of Sustainability. Nina also helps organize school-wide green initiatives such as the Dorm Energy Competition, the Campus Sustainability Walking Tour, Earth Week, and My Actions (a student competition to increase sustainable lifestyle practices).



 Elliott Lavi

Elliott is a junior at the University of Southern California majoring in Architecture. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he aspires to one-day practice sustainable design all over the world.  Elliott serves as the Green Office Certification Program student liaison, leading university offices through training sessions on how to implement sustainable practices in the workplace. By teaching university workers how to reduce waste and save energy, Elliott and his sustainability team hope they will make this campus a greener place one office at a time!