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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
  • Sustainability Specialist, Makayla Bonney
    As Sustainability Specialist, Makayla Bonney is responsible for managing public relations and marketing of the office, mentoring the student sustainability council, and tracking campus sustainability progress. 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
Service Corps Fellows

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  • 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.
Student Employees

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  • Administrative Assistant, Camilla Alway

    • Camilla Alway is the Administrative Assistant at the IU Office of Sustainability. She is a junior studying International Studies and East Asian Language and Culture and hopes to one day pursue a career in International Law. Through a career in law, Camilla hopes to make a positive impact in the lives of people everywhere, as well as work towards a more hopeful and sustainable future for our planet.
  • ISDP Outreach Coordinator, Jill Bond
    • Jill Bond is the Indiana Sustainability Development Program Outreach Coordinator and a graduate student at IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Jill spent eight years working in the newspaper industry before deciding to pursue her master's degree. She thrives on connecting with people and working toward a brighter, more sustainable future.
Cox Scholars

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Spencer Biery
Internship: Utilities Conservation and Behavior Change

Spencer Biery photo

Spencer Biery is a first year student looking to major in Non-Profit Management and Leadership in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He has had some exposure to sustainability in high school, and has worked on sustainability initiatives ranging from teaching renewable energy and energy sovereignty to 2nd through 5th graders, to advocating for and helping install a rain garden in his high school to mediate an erosion problem. Spencer is excited to begin to work on sustainability in a larger, more formal manner, and to get involved in creating a positive change for IU students socially, economically, and environmentally. Particularly important to Spencer is making sure that resources are accessible and helpful for people across socio-economic status, as well as for people in marginalized groups who typically are underrepresented in talks on sustainability.

Current Interns

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Claire Burdette
Internship: Food Working GroupClaire Burdette

Claire Burdette is a junior studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Nutrition in the School of Arts and Sciences and Public Health. In the future, she plans to research how the type of food we eat affects the chemistry of the brain to hopefully someday decrease the number of people who struggle with excess weight, depression or even addiction. Hopefully by providing answers to how chemicals in certain foods boost moods, she could find funding for these towns as a supplement or replacement of rehab or counselor. In the past, Claire was a 2020 Sustainability Scholar focusing on increasing real food to the Indiana University Campus. Her ultimate hope is to continue this work to further increase the knowledge about real food, as well as, increase the amount affordable, fresh, and local food to college students on campus.

Kim Cagle
Internship: Communications and Marketing
Kim Cagle

Kim Cagle is a second year undergraduate pursuing a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies along with a minor in Media and Creative Advertising. She is interested in finding ways to get people to positively engage with and learn about sustainability. This summer, she gets to research and try different ways of communicating sustainability as the Office of Sustainability’s Communications and Marketing intern, where she is responsible for writing biweekly and monthly newsletters, creating promotional materials, and maintaining the office’s social media accounts. 

Brian Coppinger
Internship: TransportationBrian Coppinger
Brian Coppinger is an Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs graduate, having received a degree in Environmental Management, and is an incoming Maurer School of Law student where he hopes to study environmental and conservation law. He intends to pursue a career which will combine his undergraduate and legal education to further environmental protections and protect precious natural resources. His passion for sustainability stems from a desire to protect human health, the environment and future prosperity by integrating sustainable systems into our society, a passion which encompasses improving IU’s transportation habits and resources, so that students, faculty, and staff can utilize efficient and sustainable transportation options that meet IU’s vision for a sustainable future.

Brad Doughty
Internship: Energy and the Built Environment Working GroupIntern Brad Doughty's Photo

Brad Doughty is a second-year graduate student in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs pursuing degrees in Public Affairs and Environmental Science concentrating in Energy. He studied Engineering Physics at John Carroll University as an undergraduate. In the future, Brad hopes to use the skills he developed as an undergraduate to help solve complex problems in a transitioning energy sector and help decision makers utilize scientific thought, research, and processes when making decisions related to energy. As the Energy and the Built Environment Working Group Intern, Brad is looking to assist the Working Group in understanding energy use on campus, communicating this to students, faculty, and staff, and measuring the progress made thus far in reducing energy use and cutting Carbon emissions.

Jingyao Gu
Resource Use and Recycling Working GroupJingyao Gu Photo

Jingyao Gu is pursuing a Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) degree at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University. She is interested in environmental policy and sustainability, with a particular interest in the circular economy. Prior to studying at IUB, she graduated from Xiamen University in China with Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, and then achieved a Master of Environmental Pollution Control degree from Penn State University. Her ultimate career goal is to work on international environmental issues and help more organizations reach sustainability. She is excited to work with the RUR Working Group to explore more opportunities of on-campus recycling.         

Amanda Keene
Internship: Hoosier to Hoosier SaleAmanda Keene photo
Amanda Keene is a third year undergraduate studying Geography with a concentration in food and agriculture. She has a strong interest in sustainable food and agriculture as well as urban agriculture and food deserts. In her free time, Amanda loves to travel, hike, and cycle for an independent Little 500 team. Through her IUOS internship, she will be working with the Hoosier to Hoosier team to develop the sale and encourage others to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Amanda is excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Hoosier to Hoosier sale and hopes she can promote waste minimization. 
Robert Kendall
Internship:Environmental Quality and Land Use  Robert Kendall Photo
Robert Kendall is an undergraduate senior pursuing a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies along with a certificate in GIS/Remote Sensing. His degree is part of a new program named the Integrated Program in the Environment (IPE) which works through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs as well as the College of Arts & Sciences, while his certificate is through the Department of Geography. Robert aspires to become an urban planner that focuses on environmental equity and sustainable developments. He envisions a future career project that includes a permaculture park, with edible plants in order to engage community members with nature. Robert is looking forward to starting the beginning of a Landscape Management Plan for IU Bloomington's campus.
Jessica McKinney
Internship: First Year ExperienceNathan Manworren photo
Jessica McKinney is a third-year senior who is double majoring in Environmental Sustainability Studies and Spanish in the College of Arts and Science, as well as, minoring in Latino Studies. She is interested in how sustainable city planning and environmentally-minded local governments influence citizen experiences and actions. This is Jessica’s second year at the Office of Sustainability - in the first she was a Peer Educator in the Sustainability Peer Educator Program. This summer, she is the First Year Experience intern and is dedicated to creating positive sustainability norms on campus by interacting with incoming students and their families. Throughout the summer, Jessica plans on collaborating with offices across campus to positively strengthen how incoming students view sustainability.

Jacob Mills
Internship: Campus Garden InitiativeJacob Mills photo

Jacob Mills is an incoming third year undergraduate in SPEA pursuing the BA in Environment and Sustainability Studies, as well as a certificatin GIS & Remote Sensing and a minor in Labor studies. His interests fall primarily in community food systems and food sovereignty/autonomy. Jacob is also interested in food justice as it pertains to agricultural labor. This year, he will be working as the intern for the Campus Garden Initiative, working to produce sustainable student group food for on-campus food providers and the on-campus food pantry, the Crimson Cupboard. Additionally, Jacob's internship will aid in the start-up of the recently funded IU Campus Farm.
Zoe Need
Internship: Environmental Quality and Land Use
Zoe Need Photo
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.
Megan Rohlfing
Utilities and Behavior Change
Photo of intern Megan Rohlfing
Megan Rohlfing is an accelerated MPA candidate in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs concentrating in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management and Sustainability. Having spent the last four years at IU, she has worked in a variety of organizations in and around the Bloomington community like Girls Inc., Beam, Longest, and Neff LLC, and SPEA’s Undergraduate Programming Office. Megan is enthusiastic to aid the university’s sustainability efforts for the 2017-2018 academic year as the Utilities and Behavior Change intern promoting utility and water conservation. She plans to study if energy and water conservation behaviors persist after the Energy Challenge to build upon the sustainable actions by students, faculty, and staff practiced during the Energy Challenge; thus ensuring sustainable behavior on IU’s campus.
Marshall Schemenauer
Internship: Advanced Buildings and Renewable Energy
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Marshall Schemenauer is an undergraduate senior currently pursuing a B.S. in Interior Design from the School of Art and Design. He is interested in the intersection of sustainability and the built environment, with a particular focus on low-impact, high efficiency biophilic design. Marshall has several years of hands-on experience working in building construction and renovation, bringing with him an appreciation for the practical aspects and implementation of sustainable design. This summer, he will be working with proposals for solar energy solutions on campus as well as helping track LEED progress and goals for new construction on campus.