Sandra Goldmark

Sandra Goldmark

Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre;  Director of Campus Sustainability and Climate Action;  Senior Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Engagement, Columbia Climate School




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Sandra Goldmark is a designer and professor whose work focuses on the circular economy and interdisciplinary climate strategies. Sandra is the Director of Sustainability and Climate Action and an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Barnard College, and Senior Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Engagement at the Columbia Climate School. Sandra teaches courses in sustainable design, circularity, and climate. From 2013-2019, Sandra founded and operated Fixup, a social enterprise repair service dedicated to healthy and circular patterns of consumption. Sandra is a co-creator of the Sustainable Production Toolkit, a free climate action and sustainability resource for performing arts organizations, and serves on the Board of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, the BBC, The Sunday Times of London, The Daily News,, and many more. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale University, Sandra is the author of Fixation: How to Have Stuff without Breaking the Planet.

  • BA, Harvard University
  • MFA, Yale School of Drama

Design & Sustainability

In The News

In the lead-up to Barnard’s graduation at Radio City Music Hall, soon-to-be-alumnae contemplate how they’ve grown and what they have gained in the past four years.

May 13, 2024

From the College’s latest pledge to attain net-zero emissions by 2040 to receiving a STARS gold rating for sustainability efforts, Barnard leads the climate movement by example. 

April 22, 2024