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Here's the agenda for the 2012-13 Academic Year Sustainability Internship Symposium.
11:45 AM-12:45 PM
- Welcome and Introductions from Director of Sustainability Bill Brown
- Lunch served.
- Keynote Speaker: Provost Lauren Robel
- Background on the Sustainability Internship Program from Assistant Director of Sustainability Emilie Rex
- Intern Presentations
- Alexandra Aznar, Sustainability Reporting and Metrics
- Tim Gates, Greening of the IU Health Center
- Erik Schneider, Greening Cream and Crimson Athletics Initiative
- Intern Poster Session
- See below for list of students presenting posters. Dessert and coffee served.
Interns Presenting a Poster
The following students will be presenting a postser at the Academic Year Sustainability Internship Symposium.
Interns Mentored through the Office of Sustainability
Alexandra Aznar, Sustainability Reporting Dashboard
- Alexandra is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at SPEA with a concentration in sustainability and energy. In 2008, she graduated with a degree in government from Claremont McKenna College. This year, she will be further developing the IU Office of Sustainability dashboard and identifying data sources to be used in ongoing and future sustainability assessment programs.
Daniel Edelson, Sustainability and the Greek Community
- Daniel is a SPEA undergraduate majoring in Management with a Business Certificate and a Hebrew minor. He has spent past summers working for the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, as well as various green startups in his hometown of Detroit, MI. Daniel is highly involved in the IUSA Sustainability Committee and the Kelley Net Impact-Sustainable Business Club. This year, Daniel will work to incorporate a Sustainability Chair position for each Greek executive board, as well as develop the infrastructure for a recycling program.
Tim Gates, Greening of the Health Center
- Tim is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Masters in Public Affairs with concentrations in Policy Analysis and Sustainable Development. He graduated from The Evergreen State College in 2011 with a B.A. in Environmental Policy, while earning L.E.E.D. AP status. After graduating, Tim worked on public policy while serving as a legislative aide for a Washington State Senator who chaired the Energy and Natural Resource committee. This year, he will collaborate with the IU Health Center Sustainability Committee to research and implement sustainability measures unique to a health care setting, conduct a strategic planning exercise, and develop an implementation plan for projects which include: waste analysis, water conservation, site and landscape issues, sustainability policies for staff, and energy efficiency upgrades.
Anthony Marletta, Sustainable Purchasing
- Anthony is an undergraduate in the School of Public Health majoring in Safety Science with a minor in Environmental Management from SPEA. This summer he interned for a newspaper company in New York doing training on Environmental Safety and Health Practices, as well as analysis for proper environmental management techniques and implementation. He currently holds a position at a safety consulting firm where he works with managing the procurement of equipment and supplies for field and office operations. This year, Anthony will be facilitating projects and conducting research in conjunction with the Office of Procurement Services looking to create more affordable and sustainably sourced purchasing options for campus activities.
Patricia Peng, Living Sustainably Off-Campus
- . Currently, Patricia is a SPEA graduate student working towards a Masters in Public Affairs. She graduated from Purdue University this past Spring where she studied Natural Resources & Environmental Science. During her undergraduate experience, Patricia worked as an intern for Purdue's Office of Sustainability serving as the student coordinator for RecycleMania 2012 to promote recycling and responsible resource use. Patricia will work with IUOS and the City of Bloomington's Sustainability Coordinator to provide students with more sustainable options and resources specific to living off-campus.
Erik Schneider, Greening of the Athletic Department
- Erik is pursuing a Master in Public Affairs with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. Before attending SPEA, Erik worked as an organizer with the Environmental Law and Policy Center and interned in Illinois state government by assisting a State Senator with environmental legislation. This year, he will work to continue the Athletic Department's recycling efforts and enhance their sustainable practices.
Interns Mentored through the Campus Sustainability Advisory Board's Seven Working Groups
Tim Clark, Transportation: Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiatives
- Tim is a first year graduate student at SPEA focusing on urban ecology and sustainability. He is a veteren of the Pacific Northwest, raised on a tree farm in the coastal mountain range of Oregon. He attended Portland State University, graduating in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Sciences. His enchantment with bicycles began in Portland, OR when he bought his father's Falcon and realized the versatility and simple fun intrinsic to cycling. This upcoming year,Tim will be working towards implementing a campus bicycle share program, improving ridership and safety, strengthening available online resources, and proving Indiana University is a Bicycle Friendly Campus.
Frances Einterz, Food: IUB Campus Garden Initiative
- Frannie is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a degree in Biology and minors in French and Chemistry. She previously served an intern at Hilltop Garden and Nature Center where she planted a garden focused around edible and native weeds and flowers. This past summer, Frannie was the Big Red Eats Green Festival coordinator. This year, she will be managing the Campus Garden Initiative and coordinating the Edible Campus Steering Committee.
Mark Milby, Resource Use and Recycling: No Waste Program Coordination
- Mark is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in SPEA, concentrating in sustainable development. Before moving to Indiana, he was an environmental educator at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in central Georgia. As an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, he worked for their Office of Sustainability and graduated with a B.S. in Ecology. This year, Mark will continue previous waste minimization efforts of the No Waste initiative and supporting the Resource Use and Recycling Working Group.
Jon Moberly, Sustainable Computing: Document Management, Paper Usage, and Reduction
- Jon is an undergraduate senior studying Economic Consulting and Public Policy Analysis at the Kelley School of Business. He currently serves as the president of a fraternity and hopes to pursue a career in consulting after graduation. Last semester, Jon was an intern at a market research firm where he identified public sector initiatives to improve infrastructure efficiencies. This year, he will be working with professors and students to identify document usage habits and the ways in which electronic resources can be used to replace paper.
Hayley Prihoda, Environmental Quality and Land Use: Conserving the Natural and Cultural Heritage of Dunn's Woods
- Hayley is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences, pursing a major in History and a minor in Art History. She has served as a director for the Art Museum Student Organization and recently interned at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. This year, Hayley will work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty, staff, students, and Bloomington community partners to increase awareness about the cultural and natural heritage of the campus's historic Dunn's Woods. Hayley will lead volunteer efforts to remove exotic invasive plants and restore native wildflowers to the woods, assist with historical and ecological research, and help to promote the woods as a learning center for the campus and community.
Skyler Roeshot, Resource Use and Recycling: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale
- Skyler is a masters candiate in SPEA, pursuing a dual MSEA/MPA degree with a concentration in Energy Policy. Previously,Skyler was the president of the student organization "Greeks Go Green." She now works as a research assistant in SPEA and serves as the Director of Membership and Publicity for the Student Sustainability Council.This year she will coordinate the forth annual Hoosier to Hoosier Community sale, diverting reusable goods from landfills while also benefitting community organizations and transient students.
Emilce Sanchez, Academic Initiatives: Sustainability Academic Programs and Research Clearinghouse
- Emilce is an undergraduate studying Public Policy Analysis and International Relations. She has served her community through the AmeriCorps program and by her work as a Community Educator, promoting diversity in all respects. During the summer she spent her time in Indianapolis’s food desserts and conducted an evaluation of gardening education programs. This year she will contribute to Academic Initiatives by promoting communication and improved relations between sustainability-focused organizations on and off campus. She will also support the establishment of an environmental program that provides frameworks beyond science and policy for students interested in other aspects of sustainability.