Staff

Sustainability Staff

Marianella Q. Franklin

Marianella Q. Franklin
Chief Sustainability Officer

Franklin joined UTRGV’s legacy institution (UTPA) in 2003 to manage projects for Facilities, Planning, and Construction.  In 2009, she has founded the Office for Sustainability and now is the UTRGV Chief Sustainability Officer.  Under her leadership, UTRGV (and its legacy institution, UTPA) has forged forward in creating a sustainable development platform for the University and the region it serves, influencing partnerships nationally and globally.  Franklin has a Bachelor in Architecture from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. Click to read a welcome letter from Mrs. Franklin.

Phone:
(956) 665-7301
(956) 665-3030

Naomi Keith

Naomi Keith
Administrative Assistant I

Ms. Keith has been with the UTRGV Office for Sustainability since 2011. She comes to UTRGV from the City of McAllen Recycling Center where she spent four years developing a passion for sustainability. With further background in purchasing and office management, she brings many assets to our team.

Phone:
(956) 665-3030

Karen G. Villarreal

Karen G. Villarreal
Graduate Assistant

Ms. Villarreal is pursuing a Masters in Communication at UTRGV. Her background is in graphic design and journalism. 

Phone:
(956) 665-3030