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.

    Contact: sapredmo@indiana.edu
    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.

    Contact: brethova@indiana.edu
    Phone: 812-855-2678
  • Project Coordinator, Nancy Lethem
    Nancy joined the Office of Sustainability in September 2014. Lethem earned her BA at DePauw University and her MA in Instructional Systems Technology at IU's School of Education. After taking graduate courses in Philanthropic Studies at IUPUI, she served as Director of Development for The Kinsey Institute, then as Director of Philanthropy for Centerstone of Indiana. Lethem is one of many in Bloomington who shared an active early vision of communities built around values of environmental sustainability and equality. She has worked with several local and campus organizations to build community resources, accessibility and interconnectivity.

    Contact: nlethem@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, Dana Schroeder
    • Dana Schroeder is a Service Corps Fellow and a second year MPA candidate in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs concentrating in Sustainability. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Economics from the University of Georgia, she worked for a year as Education Manager at an eco-friendly backcountry lodge in the mountains of North Georgia. Dana is thrilled to spend her time at IU serving the campus and wider Bloomington communities by helping to develop, coordinate, and evaluate the Sustainability Peer Educator Program. Her long term goals include strengthening and expanding the population of environmentally-minded individuals on the local scale and making strong ties to the positive economic impact of many environmentally sound actions worldwide.
  • Sustainable Purchasing Coordinator, Leah Thill
    • Leah Thill is a Service Corps Fellow and a first year Dual Masters Degree Candidate in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. After earning a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Goshen College, she worked for two years as a Project Coordinator and PULSE Fellow with Allegheny CleanWays in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania. Leah will work with IUOS and a variety of campus partners to develop, implement, and manage the sustainable purchasing initiative.

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For full biographies, please visit Meet the Interns

Cleo Hernandez
Internship: First Year Experience
Cleo Hernandez

Bradley Lufkin
Internship: Education and Research
Brad Lufkin

Meghan Ploch
Internship: Rain Garden Coordinator
Meghan Ploch

Mimi Zakem
Internship: No Waste Program Coordinator
Mimi Zakem
Lauren Martin
Internship: Communications and Outreach
Lauren Martin
Kit Gambill
Internship: Campus Garden and Edible Campus Initiative Intern
Kit Gambill
Dana Schroeder
Internship: Sustainability Peer Educator Program Coordinator
Dana Schroeder
Andrew Carty
Internship: Sustainabiltiy and the Greek Experience Dana Schroeder
Yi Cui
Internship: Sustainable Computing Yi Cui
Angela Babb
Internship: Food Planning and Implementation
Angela Babb
Henri Venable
Internship: Bike Friendly Campus Initiative
Henri Venable
Kiryssa Kasprzyk
Internship: Sustainability Metrics and Reporting Amishi Kumar
Hayley Smith
Internship: Utilities Conservation 
Hayley Smith