Giuliana (Giuls) is the DCSEU’s Account Manager for Colleges Universities and for the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense. Giuls works closely with universities towards reaching campus sustainability goals, planning capital projects, and improving existing facilities. She also assists project teams in the Federal Government to determine energy efficiency solutions for their buildings and provides third party assistance when working with Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs). Giuls’ background includes working as a Sustainability Analyst for The Tower Companies and working in customer engagement and marketing at a local renewable energy supplier. Giuls serves on the US Green Building Council NCR’s Market Leadership Advisory Board and is an accredited Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and LEED AP O+M.

Join us for an engaging Panel and Q&A session of different energy sectors featuring

Giuliana (Giuls) Kunkel, LEED AP O+M Account Manager – Colleges and Universities, Federal Buildings, and DOD D.C. Sustainability Energy Utility (DCSEU)

Christopher Russell is the Energy Program Manager, State Buildings, Building Codes at the Maryland energy Administration. Christopher is the author of "Managing Energy from the Top Down" and "North American Energy Audit Program Best Practices." He holds an M.B.A. and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and a B.A. from McGill University. He is recognized by the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager. He is an Advisory Board member for the Texas A&M Industrial Energy Technology Conference and for Brotman Financial Services.

Mark helped launch the Office of Sustainability in 2007 and developed various sustainability programs in his time at the University of Maryland. He currently leads efforts to reduce the university’s carbon footprint, administers the University Sustainability Fund, and runs educational programs that aim to prepare every student with the skills they need to be change-agents for sustainability. Mark was recognized for his work by the Barack Obama Administration as nominee for the White House Champions of Change award. Mark earned a Sustainability Certificate from Harvard University, Master’s degree in Higher Education Policy & Leadership from UMD, and Bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science and Organizational Psychology from UMBC. Prior to working at UMD, he taught high school earth and environmental sciences, worked as a GIS specialist and led organizational development.

AEE UMD Student Chapter Presents: Perspectives in Energy Across Government, Industry & Universities

Christopher Russell

Energy Program Manager Maryland Energy Administration (MEA)

For more info, call 240-906-0817 or email


Tuesday, March 5, 2019 12pm – 1:30pm


​AV Williams 1126

​University of Maryland, College Park

Food and Refreshments will be served!

Mark Stewart

Sustainability Manager

UMD Office of Sustainability