studio2sustain inc is an opportunity to leverage our expertise and vision to have a greater impact on the challenges facing our coastal communities.
Kathryn Duff, RA
Founder & Director, studio2sustain inc
studio2sustain inc evolved during the BP oil-spill event and Cape Wind proposal of 2010 with an expanded mission to reach a wider audience in our effort to develop sustainable solutions for buildings, sites and communities. Kathryn is a certified architect with the Passive House Institute of Germany and an Ambassador with the International Living Future Institute. Prior to s2s, Kathryn was founder and principal for over twenty years of STUDIO of Architecture & Art – developing projects that celebrated form, function and location. Kathryn is a member of the Planning Board of the City of New Bedford, and Vice Chairwoman of the Board of the Lloyd Center for the Environment. Kathryn lives and works in the port city of New Bedford. Kathryn earned a B. Arch. from Syracuse University, a Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and attended the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Consultant, Living Building Challenge
Genevieve is managing Living Building Challenge project compliance in our practice while pursuing her masters in sustainability and environmental management at Harvard. Genevieve has worked as an architectural illustrator and design as well as an arts educator, studio artists and education volunteer. Genevieve is passionate about sustainability education and passing on a better earth to future generations. She has served in many non-profit groups focused on education for at-risk students, environmental projects and arts promotion.
Sherry received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and is in process of becoming a licensed architect. Sherry moved to New Bedford with her husband and son in 2013, after falling in love with the beauty and history of the South Coast area. Sherry enjoys adventures in old buildings and travels with her family. Her motto to her son is “you make the world a beautifully place.”
Harvard University Intern, LBC projects
Joy Jing is an undergraduate student at Harvard University, currently pursuing a joint concentration in Environmental Science and Architecture. Joy dreams of designing the next generation of buildings that are energy efficient and adaptive to climate change. Outside of class, Joy travels to represent the Harvard Parliamentary Debate Society in collegiate tournaments, and mentors disadvantaged youths with Debate Mate USA. Joy is an active member of the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business, Global Energy Initiative, and Council on Business and the Environment.
Director of Curriculum Development
Eileen is a retired New Bedford Public Schools Assistant Superintendent. Her career in education spans 40 years; she has been Director of Curriculum, principal, assistant principal, magnet schools program coordinator, and teacher. Eileen received the John Monbouquette Award from the Department of Education for her work in district school improvement planning. She earned a BS from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Masters Degree in Elementary Administration from Rhode Island College.
Science writer Deborah Cramer is our marine science advisor.
She is the author of two natural histories of the sea, Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage and Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World, as well as a website exploring the meaning of the sea in our lives, The Sea Around You.
Richard Wheeler is a Naturalist and our sustainability adviser. Richard is a graduate of Harvard College (BA) and Harvard University (M.A.T.), a former Naval Officer and past Peace Corps volunteer. Beginning in 1990 Richard Wheeler began a career in Environmental Education and Awareness, punctuated by a 1500-mile kayak journey from Newfoundland to Cape Cod that resulted in a NOVA documentary, “The Haunted Cry of a Long Gone Bird,” which led, in turn, to much work with middle schools from Canada to Georgia.
Carolee S. Matsumoto
Independent education consultant Dr. Carolee Matsumoto is our curriculum adviser. Her current work focuses on implementing innovative teaching and learning, and developing creative and critical thinking.
During her 20+ years at Education Development Center (EDC). Dr. Matsumoto’s roles included: Senior Scientist, Senior Project Director for Technical Assistance to 25 Statewide, Systemic, Initiatives (SSIs) reforming their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education (STEM).
She also was Principal Investigator for the New England Comprehensive Assistance Center (NECAC); USA Director of a Swedish Foundation; and Co-Director of the K-12 Best Practices and Innovation Center at UMASS Dartmouth. Dr. Matsumoto was Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Concord and Concord-Carlisle (MA) Public Schools, has many years of experience as a school district science supervisor (Brookline, MA),and has taught general science, biology, chemistry, and physics in schools in the USA, Brazil, and Japan.
Dr. Matsumoto received her Doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University.