Sandra Goldmark

Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre

Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action 

Sandra Goldmark is a teacher, designer, and entrepreneur whose work focusses on innovative and sustainable engagement with material culture. She is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Theatre at Barnard College, and has designed sets and costumes for theatres around the country. She also serves as Barnard’s first Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action. Sandra is also the Founder of Fixup (formerly Pop Up Repair), a social enterprise that employs local theatre artists and other makers and technicians to fix household items, re-envisioning repair as a viable and necessary part of a sustainable circular economy. Fixup uses an innovative business structure to create a practical alternative to use-and-discard culture, by making it easy for people to take care of what they have, reduce waste from new manufacturing, and create local jobs. In theatre, campus sustainability, and repair, Sandra’s multi-disciplinary approach focusses on creating innovative solutions, especially about the things we choose to make, buy, use, and discard (both onstage and off), and the way those choices impact our environment and our daily lives. Sandra has a BA in American History and Literature from Harvard College, and an MFA in Design from Yale School of Drama.

Academic Focus: 

Design & Sustainability




BA, Harvard University
MFA, Yale School of Drama

In the News

On Wednesday. March 27, Barnard College will sponsor “Women, Clothing, and Climate,” an interactive exploration of apparel and the environment led by Sandra Goldmark, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre and Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action.

Since last May, Barnard faculty members were awarded major research grants that support a diverse array of interests, enabling them to continue existing studies and support collaborations with other institutions.

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