Director, Bill BrownBill 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.Contact:firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 812-855-1822
Associate Director, Andrew PredmoreAndrew 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.Contact: email@example.comPhone: 812-855-2818
Assistant Director, Kristin BrethovaAs 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.Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Coordinator, Makayla BonneyAs 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: email@example.comPhone: 812-855-3730
Service Corps Fellows
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.
|Celia Danielsis 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.|
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.
Cox Civic Scholar
Morgan Roberts is a first year student at Indiana University looking to major in social work. She is a Cox Civic Scholar and the IU Office of Sustainability is her first experience in working in sustainability. She is interested in how sustainability impacts overall public health and well being. She is expected to cover a wide range of tasks including working with Green Teams and volunteering.
|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 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.
Internship: Engagement Coordinator
Kristen Billings is an undergraduate junior studying English and Environmental and Sustainability Studies. She is interested in environmental and climate justice, and hopes to study the interactions between climate change and social inequality with a particular focus on equitable transitions to renewable energy. As the Engagement Coordinator, she will be helping to revitalize and create programs on campus that engage students, faculty, and staff in a culture of sustainability.
Internship: Food Working Group
Claire Burdette is a second year undergraduate 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.
|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.|
Internship: Campus Landscape and Public Space Planning
|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 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.|
|Bailey Hussung is an undergraduate junior studying environmental science at the School of Public and Environmental affairs, with a minor in Law and Public Policy. With her policy background, Bailey is particularly interested in the intersection of public policy and science. She is excited to work with the interdisciplinary Education and Research Working Group to identify opportunities in sustainability. Along with working with the Office of Sustainability, Bailey is a trip leader with Outdoor Adventures and enjoys climbing, hiking and paddling.|
Internship: Energy and the Built Environment
|Tucker Jaroll is an undergraduate senior pursuing a degree in Environmental Management through the School of Public and Environmental Affairs as well as an individualized minor in Sustainable Design. He is interested in sustainability, particularly, sustainable architecture. He has experience in the field from Harvard’s Career Discovery Architecture Program as well as from an apprenticeship with Carpenter Owl, a sustainable tiny house carpenter in Bloomington. This year, Tucker is working with the Energy and the Built Environment Working Group serving as the Strategic Planning Energy and Implementation Intern.|
Internship: Energy and the Built Environment
|Charlotte Jolly is an undergraduate senior pursuing a degree in Interior Design and French as well as a minor in Sustainability through the College of Arts and Sciences. She is interested in how the built environment can use innovative design thinking to make one of the largest energy-consuming industries as sustainable as possible. This year, Charlotte is working as the Advanced Buildings intern to assist project teams achieve IU LEED Gold certification on building design projects and to bring state-of-the-art advanced building design research from around the world to IU.|
Internship:Environmental Quality and Land Use
|Robert Kendall is an undergraduate junior 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 be a landscape architect 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 utilizing his GIS skills to better illustrate environmental data in a more accessible way to the public as well as networking throughout the IU Office of Sustainability.|
Internship: Transportation Working Group
|Nathan Manworren is an undergraduate senior pursuing a degree in Public Policy and Sustainable Business through the Kelley School of Business, as well as a minor Psychology through the College of Arts and Sciences. He is passionate about developing sustainable systems and about applying concepts of sustainability to drive value in the corporate world. His previous experience includes being president for Net Impact—the sustainable business club on campus—where he helped lead the Greening Cream and Crimson zero waste initiative with the IU Athletics department. He also has experience interning in both the public and private sector, which he hopes to utilize in this position. Nathan is excited to be the Transportation Working Group intern for the IU Office of Sustainability and looks forward to promoting and developing a safer and cleaner transportation ecosystem at IU.|
|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.|
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.|
Internship: IU Statewide Sustainability
|Kathrine Schulze is an undergraduate senior pursuing a degree in Journalism and History with a minor in Law and Public Policy. She is most interested in how sustainable practices and policies can be applied to different organizations. This year, she will be working to coordinate sustainable practices across all of IU's campuses and help develop tools to better those practices.|
Internship: Communications and Marketing
|Ashleigh Sherman is a 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.|
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.
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.