Staff and Consultants

Carol Gadda


CarolGaddaCarol Gadda is originally from Delaware. She later moved to Montana, graduating from Montana State University with a Masters in Architecture.

Carol has lived in Nevada since 1986, practicing architecture with three of its largest firms. She became a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) in 2004, and LEED Building Design and Construction (BD+C) accredited in 2009. In 2010 she certified the Whit Hall Interpretive Center in Genoa, Nevada for The Nature Conservancy, and continues to consult on green projects. In 2013 she began working with a smaller firm and continues involvement in numerous other activities.

Carol also instructs at Truckee Meadows Community College, teaching Introduction to Sustainable Design and Construction Document/Detailing. Although passionate about design, her strengths lie in the technical aspects of architecture. Most preferably, her focus would always be on the green side of things. She joined the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2010 and became Chairperson of USGBC NV Green Schools Committee in 2014.

Carol’s commitment to green buildings and environmental literacy in education grades K-12 is evidenced by her continual development of relationships around the state including memberships in GREENevada, Carson City School District Sustainability Action Team and Connecting Hands: Offering Lifelong Learning Adventures (CHOLLA).

Carol oversees all Sustainable Nevada’s Built Environment efforts including LEED certification of school buildings and the Sustainabity Curriculum.

Elizabeth Korinek


Elizabeth Korinek is the Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) Program Coordinator for the Washoe County School District. In that capacity she provides support to administrators and teachers for full-time gifted programming at the site level. Her duties include research, selection and purchase of supplemental curriculum materials for gifted students, developing and coordinating professional development for teachers, modeling and observing instructional strategies in classrooms, developing communication with families and monitoring the program budget.

As the Science GATE Department Science Lead she is also responsible for review and selection of curriculum, vertical and horizontal alignment of curriculum within the GATE program, organizing and implementing professional development and coaching GATE teachers in science instructional strategies.

Elizabeth oversees Sustainable Nevada’s education efforts, focusing on the alignment of curriculum and pedagogy with the new Nevada Academic Content Standards for Science (also known as the Next Generation Science Standards), STEAM and hands-on, project-based learning.

Elizabeth holds a masters in Educational Leadership and is a National Board Certification Teacher in Early Adolescence Science. She has been a science instructor at the secondary level for 22 years and began her career as a Vocational Agriculture teacher. When not working she spends her time in the outdoors horseback riding, gardening, skiing, camping and hiking.