Overview

Our People

Staff Members

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  • Director, Bill Brown
    Bill Brown, University Director of Sustainability is responsible for catalyzing sustainability initiatives in academic programs and campus operations across the Indiana University system. He also teaches Sustainability Communities in the IU School of Public & Environmental Affairs Masters of Public Administration program.

    Bill served as a member of the Greening of the White House national task group in 1993 and was awarded an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Presidential Citation in 1993 and again in 2008. He also received a US Green Building Council national award for organizational excellence for his service on the AIA Committee on the Environment.

    Bill served as Chair of the US Green Building Council's Indiana Chapter, Secretary of the Board of the American Institute of Architects Indiana Chapter, and Co-chair of the Indianapolis-Marion County Green Commission. Bill was elected to the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2012 and he also serves as a National Chair for USGBC Students, a new initiative to engage higher education students in greening their campuses and communities.

    Bill is a Life Alumnus of Indiana University, Class of 1976, and he received an Award of Outstanding Achievement from the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Board, where he graduated in 1993.

    Phone: 812-855-1822
  • Associate Director, Andrew Predmore
    Andrew Predmore, Associate Director of Sustainability, is responsible for cultivating the Transitions Lab (IU's take on the living-learning laboratory model) program in sustainability at Indiana University Bloomington. The Transitions Lab seeks to connect student learning, campus operations, and faculty research.

    Andrew joined the Office of Sustainability in August 2014, and came to IUOS from the University of Illinois Springfield, where he was an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. In addition to teaching courses on environmental and natural resource policy and environmental ethics, he served as chair of the Campus Senate Committee on Sustainability. Predmore has a BA from the University of Virginia, an MS from Auburn University, and earned his PhD from Virginia Tech in the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation in 2009.

    Phone: 812-855-2818
  • Assistant Director, Kristin Brethova
    As Assistant Director of Sustainability, Kristin Brethova's primary responsibilities are in operational sustainability, working with areas such as energy and the built environment, computing, food, purchasing, and resource use and recycling. Kristin joined the Office of Sustainability in July of 2014.

    Brethova graduated from Indiana University in 2008, and went on to earn a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Chicago. She came to IUOS from Concordia College, where she was the institution's first Sustainability Coordinator.

    Phone: 812-855-2678
  • Project Coordinator, Makayla Bonney
    As Project Coordinator, Makayla Bonney is responsible for monitoring the Internship Program in Sustainability, coordinating campus sustainability events, managing public relations and marketing of the office and acting as a liaison for the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board. Makayla joined the Office of Sustainability in January 2016.

    Makayla holds degrees in Geography and Environmental Resource Management (B.S.) and Geography and Environmental Sustainability (M.S.) from Southern Illinois University where she served as Chair of the SIU Sustainability Council and was Co-Chair and founder of the Sustainable Procurement Working Group. As an intern with National Geographic, Makayla studied the role of geoliteracy in introducing sustainability concepts in P-12 education.

    Contact: mjbonney@indiana.edu
    Phone: 812-855-3730
Cox Scholars

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  • Engagement, Celia Daniels
    • Celia Daniels is a second year student in the College of Arts and Sciences, intending to major in Psychology and obtain a Certificate in Neuroscience before potentially continuing on into grad school. This is her first internship as well as first introduction to formal sustainability, outside of home-based conservation efforts. She has previously worked in the food industry and is interested in the studies of human behavior on a psychological and chemical level. While at IUOS, Celia will be working with intern Brad Lufkin on academic initiatives.
Service Corps Fellows

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  • Sustainability Peer Educator Program, Brett Wiley

    • Brett Wiley is a first year MPA candidate at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) concentrating in Sustainability and pursuing a Certificate of Social Entrepreneurship, a joint program between SPEA and the Kelley School of Business. Brett is back in the Midwest after six years in the DC area. He arrived in the Beltway to work on environmental policy at the White House and National Park Service and eventually realized the power of community solutions amid a grid locked Congress. This led him to be one of the first fellows and eventually Director of Energy Programs at Groundswell, a non-profit social enterprise creating access to clean energy through collective purchasing and people power. His work today is building toward a vision of mitigating climate change and building resiliency through community-owned resources and a more vibrant commons. Brett earned his BS in Biology from Truman State University. As an undergrad, he was one of the founders and leaders of Truman's sustainability movement. A couple examples of that lasting footprint include the Kirksville Bike Co-op and Truman Sustainability Initiative.
  • Greek Sustainability, Allison Eichele
    • Allison Eichele is a Service Corps Fellow and a second year MPA/MSES candidate in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs concentrating in Sustainability and Environmental Management. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife,  Fish, and Conservation Biology from the University of California, she joined the Peace Corps and spent two years working in the Andes of Peru as a community-based environmental management volunteer. She also spent 8 months interning as a recycling and sustainability intern for the City of Davis, California before starting her masters program at IU. Allison is excited to apply her knowledge of and experience with sustainability initiatives to the Greek community. She hopes to accomplish this goal by supporting early adopters within the fraternities and sororities who have begun efforts to improve chapter sustainability, through programs such as recycling. Her long term goals include promoting community sustainability efforts through community engagement and promoting economically-efficient changes.
Current Interns

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Corben Andrews
Internship: Campus Garden Initiative

Corben Andrews is a second year undergraduate studying Environmental Science in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Corben is active in campus and community organizations focused on sustainability, ranging from fossil fuel divestment to single-use plastic reduction. Last year Corben was a 2020 Sustainability Scholar. Through this program he researched and continues to research urban prairie ecology. Corben is specifically interested in how permaculture and green infrastructure techniques can be utilized to ameliorate the affects of climate change in urban areas. Corben is excited to be the Campus Garden intern and hopes his efforts will foster a culture of environmental consciousness at Indiana University.

Jayson Arend
Internship: Utilities Conservation and Behavior Changejayson-arend

Jayson Arend is a Junior in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Business. He is interested in how sustainability can lead to economic prosperity and social equality for everyone. Over the summer and the year school he will investigate energy and water conversation solutions for the university and organize the Energy Challenge. The Challenge is a 3-week long educational initiative that promotes and rewards sustainable behavior by showing students that their actions can make an impact on the world around them.

Kathleen de Onís
Internship: Education and Research Working Group

Kathleen de Onís is a third-year PhD student pursuing a degree in Communication and Culture. She holds an MA degree from the University of Montana and a BS from Northwestern University. Her research examines coalitional possibilities and community engagement with decarbonization projects, particularly solar energy development and energy justice for island nations. In addition to her research, Kathleen is an Associate Instructor who has taught Communicating Sustainability. She is delighted to be an Education and Research Working Group intern this academic year, as we consider our collective Grand Challenges, including imagining and enacting more sustainable environments and relationships at IU-Bloomington and beyond. 

Sarah Bessonny
Internship: Advanced Buildings
Amanda Dickinson

Sarah Bessonny is a third-year undergraduate student in the Integrated Program for the Environment. She is currently pursuing a BAESS in Environmental and Sustainability Studies, with an individualized concentration in Sustainable Architecture, and minors in Business and Urban Planning & Community Development. She previously worked for the Office of Sustainability as a Peer Educator dedicated to spreading awareness about ecological systems, problems, and solutions to her fellow undergraduates. After graduation, she plans to go to graduate school and earn her M. Arch. and use sustainable design principles to help ensure that the construction and maintenance of our buildings are as sustainable and innovative as possible, promoting health to people and the planet through the built environment.

Chad Clady
Internship: Program Evaluation
Chad Clady

Chad Clady has completed his first year of IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ Master’s Program. He is concentrating his studies on policy analysis and environmental policy and natural resource management. Chad also attended Indiana University as an undergraduate where he studied environmental management. Chad is eager to utilize his skills in policy analysis with the Office of Sustainability’s program evaluation internship this summer. Bloomington has been home to Chad for six years and he is excited to be a part of the transition towards a more sustainable campus and community.
Ryan Clemens
Internship: Campus Landscape and Public Space Planningryan
Ryan Clemens is a second year graduate student at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and is pursuing degrees in Public Affairs and Environmental Science with concentrations in Sustainability/Sustainable Development and Environmental Planning. He graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies followed by three years working with AmeriCorps in Montana, Nevada, and Alaska; free-lance landscape designing; and managing a start-up aquaponics farm in Wisconsin. His passions lie in ecology and conservation planning as it applies to urban development and is interested in applying his knowledge to create sustainable and engaging public places with Indiana University's Capital Planning and Facilities Department while partnering with the Office of Sustainability this summer. He is excited about advancing his urban planning, policy, community development and management skill set so he can further understand and creatively solve problems that will elevate our quality of living in balance with the environment in which we live.

Daniel Hao
Internship: Sustainability and the First Year Experience

Daniel Hao is an undergraduate sophomore in the Kelley School of Business pursuing a major in Economic Consulting, along with a Certificate in Advanced Research and Inquiring in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. As an avid backpacker, Daniel has always been interested in the importance and impact of sustainability. His specific interests in sustainability include researching and taking part in the potential of sustainability in an increasingly connected world and community. Over the summer, Daniel will be working with the Office of First Year Experience and the Residential Programs and Services at IU to communicate and implement sustainable practices on the IU campus, with a specific focus on incoming freshman.
Zoe Need
Internship: Environmental Quality and Land Use
Zoe Need is a second year undergraduate pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a minor in Studio Art and a Certificate in Applied Research and Inquiry. Through working with the Indiana University Department of Biology and the City of Bloomington, Zoe has learned the importance of connecting analytical science to visual communication. This summer, Zoe is working on two projects. First, she is working with the IU Tree inventory to gather current and existing data on campus trees, track the health of trees on campus, and evaluate the differences between the current canopy and the canopy in 2008. She is also working to evaluate and maintain the health of the Jordan River on campus.
Lynelle Lee
Internship: Energy and the Built Environment
Lynelle Lee is an undergraduate junior pursuing a degree in Information Systems and Sustainable Business through the Kelley School of Business as well as Nonprofit Management in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She is passionate about incorporating sustainability into business to push for a new view on long-term green success in the corporate world. Her previous experience includes working in IS at Parkview Health. She also interned for Serve IT this past school year, and the partner organizations she worked with were the Indiana Forest Alliance and the Middle Way House. This summer, Lynelle is working with the Energy and the Built Environment Working Group serving as the Strategic Planning Energy and Implementation Intern.
Carissa Marks
Internship: Food Working Group

Carissa Marks is a senior pursuing a degree in Sustainable Food Systems through the Integrated Program in the Environment and a certificate in Underwater Resource Management through the School of Public Health. Carissa works at Hilltop Garden and Nature Center as a Family Garden Instructor, interns at the Rooftop Garden at Middle Way House and volunteers at IU’s Campus Garden Initiative and the Templeton Elementary school garden. As the Summer Food Working Group intern, Carissa strives to connect food organizations within Bloomington to increase the public’s awareness of local sustainable food options.

Jacob Mills
Internship: Transitions Lab

Jacob Mills is an incoming second year undergraduate in SPEA pursuing BAs in Environmental Management and Nonprofit Management. His interests fall primarily in the field of sustainable community development in urban areas, with a particular interest in community food systems and food sovereignty. This year, he will be working as the intern for the 2020 Transitions Lab seeking ways in which sustainability can act as a catalyst for synergistic relationships between IU students, faculty/staff, and the Bloomington community at large.
Ivy Moore
Internship: Transportation Working Group
Sheldon Salo
Ivy Moore is a sophomore pursuing degrees in International Studies and Spanish, as well as a certificate in Business Management. Interested in both the environmental and public health benefits of active transportation, Ivy is excited to decrease the campus’s carbon footprint while at the same time fostering healthy practices among IU students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, as Ivy is a cyclist herself, she is personally invested in advancing the active transportation systems on campus. Ivy will work with the Transportation Working Group to make active transportation across campus safer, more efficient, and more accessible.
Ashleigh Sherman
Internship: Communications and Marketing
Ashleigh Sherman is an incoming senior pursuing a degree in journalism under the Media School, as well as minors in political science and public and environmental affairs. Her interests lie in the intersection of communications, policy, and sustainability. She is currently combining her love of all three as the communications intern for the IU Office of Sustainability, where she is responsible for writing weekly and monthly newsletters, developing press releases and promotional materials, and maintaining the office's website and social media accounts. She is excited to promote the work of the Office of Sustainability through traditional, digital, and social media.
Emma Sperry
Internship: Resource Use and Recycling

Emma Sperry is a senior pursuing B.A.s in Sociology, Economics and Math through the College of Arts and Sciences at IU. Emma is interested in the design and implementation of public policy that maximizes economic and social benefits to society while minimizing both economic and environmental cost. In order to create such policy, she believes that we must analyze the way people understand and thus interact with policy including the ways in which individuals take ownership over their responsibilities to fellow citizens and the environment. Through this internship, Emma hopes to study waste management and resource use at IU and work to implement new programs that will allow students, staff, and faculty to better understand their environmental impact and to take further responsibility for their actions or their inaction.

Alex Sanchez
Internship: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale

Alex Sanchez is a senior studying Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Business at the Kelley School of Business. Alex's business education, on campus initiatives, and extracurricular activities cultivate a passion for people and promoting healthy and sustainable lifestyles. In her spare time, she loves to explore the outdoor treasures that Bloomington offers and holds a part-time job at a local coffee shop where she experiences sustainable business practices and the relationships that they foster. She sees an opportunity to educate her peers and community about the simple ways to conserve rather than waste and the huge difference that small changes can make. Through her IUOS internship, Alex will be collaborating with the Hoosier to Hoosier Sale team and dedicating this summer to improving the sale and inspiring IU to be a campus that reduces waste and utilizes the resources and goods that we have. Her hopes are to convey that cognizance of one's lifestyle and practices can have a huge impact on that person and others. Alex is eager to learn more about the intersection of education and application of sustainable initiatives while challenging the growth and scale of the H2H Sale.