Programs

Internship Program in Sustainability

Meet the Interns

Since 2007, the Task Force on Sustainability and the Office of Sustainability have had the privilege of hiring over 200 paid student interns to pursue a diverse set of research and program development initiatives. Click below to meet each class. 

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  • 2014
    • Amishi Kumar - Purchasing
    • Amishi is currently in a dual degree program pursuing a Master's in Geological Sciences and a Master's in Environmental Science in SPEA. Her Master's thesis involves characterizing organic pollutants in early sediments from the Santa Barbara marine basin. She earned a B.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences and a minor in Managerial Sciences: Corporate Strategy from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
    • Bradley Lufkin - Education and Research
    • Brad is a SPEA graduate pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Environmental Science dual degree, concentrating in Sustainability and Sustainable Development and Policy Analysis. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. This summer, he will be working to support the Sustainability Community of Practice program for faculty, plan a Fall 2014 Summit for student organizations, compile and publicize sustainability course offerings, identify potential service-learning and campus as a living learning lab partnership among IUOS stakeholders and IU faculty.
    • Cleo Hernandez - First Year Experience
    • Cleo is a second year undergraduate student pursuing two degrees at Indiana University, a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts and Sciences and a B.S in Public Affairs with a Policy Analysis major. She currently works with the Hutton Honors College as President of the Diversity in Action student group, and is interested in the connections between policy, diversity, sustainability, and individuals. This summer, Cleo will focus on promoting sustainability in the First Year Experience program, making their actual operations more sustainable, while simultaneously communicating to incoming freshmen how vital sustainability is to Indiana University as a whole.
    • Hayley Smith - Utilities Conservation
    • Hayley is a junior in the College of Arts in Sciences pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry and a minor in Environmental Management. Her interests include energy conservation and alternative energy. This summer she will be working with academic buildings analyzing energy consumption, and evaluating new ways to influence conservation and behavior change. In addition, she will be reviewing previous energy challenge data and methodology, as well as laying the groundwork for the Fall 2014 Energy Challenge.
    • Katherine Gambill - Campus Garden Initiative
    • Kit Gambill is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursusing a degree in Political Science as well as a degree in Geography. Her interests in these areas focus on sustainable agricultural development from a human rights perspective. Kit has served as the Campus Garden liaison for the Collins Sustainable Food Committee and has also served as co-coordinator for the Big Red Eats Green event on campus through IUOS. 
    • Meghan Ploch - Rain Garden
    • Meghan is a SPEA-graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science joint degree with a concentration in Water Resources. She graduated with a degree in Enviornmental Management from IU with a focus on Social-Ecological Systems and outdoor education. As a past employee of Santa Fe National Forest, she has experience with watershed restoration and environmental education. This summer, Meghan will develop rain gardens and formulate best practices to improve water quality and hydrology on the IU campus.
    • Miriam Zakem - No Waste
    • Miriam is an undergraduate junior in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs studying Environmental Management, with aspirations to pursue a Dual Degree MPA and MS in Environmental Science in the SPEA Accelerated Masters Program beginning Fall 2014. Her interests include sustainable development and community resilience. She is the president of VegIU, the IU Vegetarian/Vegan student group, and she interns at the Rooftop Garden at Middle Way House. This summer she will carry on the current projects of the No Waste Program and Resource Use and Recycling Working group, while planning recycling initiatives for the the IU Bloomington campus for Fall 2014.
    • Angela Babb - Strategic Planning and Implementation for Sustainable Food 
    • Angela is pursuing a Master of Arts in Geography with a concentration on food security. She was previously an accountant for a local organic gardening store after graduating from IU with a BS in Mathematics in 2007. She has been researching local food networks and food deserts in Bloomington, and she serves as co-chair of the Assessment Working Group of the Bloomington Food Policy Council. This summer, she will be developing metrics for tracking the sustainability of food on the IUB campus, as well as setting goals for educational and operational programming, and implementing initiatives for achieving the goals outlined during the strategic planning process.
    • Andrew Carty - Sustainability and the Greek Experience
    • Andrew is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs with a focus on Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management as well as Policy Analysis. He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas in 2012 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Biology. Andrew is highly involved with the GPSO Sustainability Committee as well as with the IU Faculty Council. This year, Andrew will work with IU’s fraternity and sorority community, connecting chapter Sustainability Chairs with the mission and purpose of the IU Office of Sustainability, and advancing those roles to create a more defined community of support. Additionally, Andrew will work closely to establish relationships with unhoused fraternities and sororities (including the Multi-Cultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council) to explore sustainability options within those groups.
    • Dana Schroeder - Sustainability Peer Educator Program
    • Dana Schroeder is a Service Corps Fellow and a first year MPA candidate in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs concentrating in Sustainability. After spending four years at the University of Georgia earning a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Economics and Management, she worked for a year as Education Manager at an eco-friendly backcountry lodge in the mountains of North Georgia. Dana is looking forward to spending her next two years serving the IU and 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.
    • Kelsey Smith - Green Events Planning and Local Food Sourcing at the IMU
    • Kelsey is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in nutrition with minors in chemistry and the anthropology of food.  Her passion for food, cooking, and community has nourished her interests in food politics, food networks, and health.  This year, Kelsey will be working with Sodexo Dining Services, food provider for the Indiana Memorial Union, in promoting their green event certification.  She will also be taking advantage of community resources by sourcing local food to be served in the IMU.
    • Henri Venable - Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiatives
    • Henri is a graduate student at SPEA with interests in non-profit management and sustainability. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University in 2010. Eventually finding his way to Bloomington, Henri started volunteering with the Bloomington Community Bike Project and rediscovered his passion for bicycling as a fun, affordable, healthy, and sustainable means of transportation. Henri will be focusing his efforts on successfully launching a campus bike share program, improving online resources, and promoting bicycle transportation on campus.
    • Emily Hughes - Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale
    • Emily is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at SPEA with concentrations in Local Government Management and Public Finance. She graduated from University of Wisconsin with a BA in Anthropology and spent two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA in New Orleans. Emily interns at the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department and works at the Community Justice and Mediation Center. This summer Emily will be supporting logistics and volunteer management for the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale.
  • 2013
    • Angela Babb, Strategic Planning and Implementation for Sustainable Food ababb@umail.iu.edu
      Angela is pursuing a Master of Arts in Geography with a concentration on food security. She was previously an accountant for a local organic gardening store after graduating from IU with a BS in Mathematics in 2007. She has been researching local food networks and food deserts in Bloomington, and she serves as co-chair of the Assessment Working Group of the Bloomington Food Policy Council. This summer, she will be developing metrics for tracking the sustainability of food on the IUB campus, as well as setting goals for educational and operational programming, and implementing initiatives for achieving the goals outlined during the strategic planning process.
    • Angelo Bardales, Green Teams afbardal@umail.iu.edu
      Angelo is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Environmental Science dual degree with a focus on Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. He graduated from Cornell University in 2011 with a B.A. in Science of Earth Systems and a concentration in Atmospheric Sciences. This summer he will work with faculty and staff to coordinate green teams across the IUB campus to develop office resources and suggested policy documents, encourage communication, and promote their efforts through social media tools.
    • Sarah Baulac, Developing and Supporting Curricular and Co-Curricular Sustainability Initiatives sbaulac@imail.iu.edu
      Sarah is an undergraduate student in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, majoring in Environmental Management. She will begin the Accelerated Master’s Program at SPEA in Fall 2014, concentrating in sustainable development. Her interests include pollution prevention strategies and habitat protection. This summer, she will work to promote synergy between faculty, groups, and departments that teach, promote, and practice sustainability. She will also continue the advertisement of course offerings related to sustainability and create a sustainability summit for student leaders.
    • Sarah Brindle, Sustainability Funding Development sbrindle@indiana.edu
      Sarah is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in sustainable development and public finance. She attended IU as an undergraduate and received a B.A. in religious studies and political science. Sarah currently works as a graduate assistant for SPEA’s Marketing and Communications Office and volunteers at the fair trade store Global Gifts. This summer, Sarah will be working on developing external funding sources for sustainability initiatives on campus. This will involve meeting with the IU Foundation and IU Alumni Association staff, writing case statements, researching potential grants and donors, preparing grant applications, communicating with potential donors, and utilizing social media to develop funding.
    • Audrey Brinkers, Campus Garden and Edible Campus Initiative Coordination aebrinke@umail.iu.edu
      Audrey is an undergraduate student at the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Biology degree and Animal Behavior certificate. She has spent previous summers interning with Growing Places Indy, working in the Department of Horticulture at the Indianapolis Zoo, and heading several educational projects which focus on sustainable food security. Her love of plants and people have fed her interest in growing and educating, and she currently serves as president of SPROUTS on campus.
    • Graham Dewart, Bicycle Master Plan Scoping gdewart@umail.iu.edu
      Graham is an undergraduate in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs pursuing a degree in Environmental Management. He volunteered as the Treasurer and Social Media Coordinator for the Indiana University Cycling club in addition to publishing www.bloomingtonbicycling.blogspot.com. Outside of social media, Graham has been riding and racing bikes for 9 years. This summer, Graham will work with the Transportation Working Group to prepare the scope for an IUB Campus Bicycle Master Plan. He will also work to improve bicycle access and safety, and promote the use of bicycles by students, faculty, and staff.
    • Kayleen Glaser, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Tools, Processes and University Standards kayaglas@imail.iu.edu
      Kayleen is a law student pursuing a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from the Maurer School of Law with a concentration in environmental law. She graduated with honors from the Kelley School of Business. She is a member of the Environmental Law Society and has volunteered extensively with the Tenant’s Assistance Project and Outreach for Legal Literacy. This summer, she will collaborate with the University Architects Office to streamline the LEED certification process to improve certification efficiency, increase the accuracy of energy modeling, and standardize the processes and procedures necessary for successful LEED projects.
    • Sarah Hanauer, Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale shanauer@indiana.edu
      Sarah is an undergraduate senior studying Biology with a certificate in Animal Behavior in the College of Arts and Sciences and is pursuing a minor in Management through SPEA. She works as a research assistant in the Biology department and is an Assistant Guest Services Manager at the IU Auditorium. She works to make the auditorium more green. This summer she will be responsible for coordinating the fourth annual Hoosier to Hoosier Community sale, which helps keep reusable goods out of landfills while also benefiting community organizations and transitioning students.
    • Stone Irr, Local Food Sourcing and Green Events Planning at the IMU sirr@umail.iu.edu
      Stone is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in American Studies with a certificate in Political and Civic. At his time here at Indiana University, Stone has volunteered with the Middle Way House Domestic Violence Shelter as well as at the IU Campus Garden Initiative. While being a resident of the Collins Living Learning Center, Stone also assisted in the creation of the Collins Sustainable Food Committee—a biweekly group that meets to discuss the implementation and awareness of local foods and sustainability on campus. This summer, Stone will be working with Sodexo Dining Services, food provider for the Indiana Memorial Union, to increase and implement awareness of sustainability measures and participation.
    • Rachel Joseph, Sustainability and the First Year Experience rljoseph@umail.iu.edu
      Rachel is an undergraduate in IU’s College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Anthropology with a focus on Social and Cultural Anthropology. She is also minoring in Creative Writing and has interned and free-lanced for The Herald-Times newspaper in Bloomington. In the past, Rachel has volunteered for several local businesses and organizations, including the Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard community gardens, the Community Kitchen of Monroe County, and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This summer, Rachel will be focusing her efforts on advancing a culture of sustainability for first year students, creating and disseminating initiatives and resources so that new students can begin their IU careers with an informed and a sustainable mindset.
    • Lisa Martens, Greening of the Health Center lmmarten@indiana.edu
      Lisa is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science concentrating in Environmental Management with a particular interest in the energy field. She earned a B.S from the University of Michigan in 2009 in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies.
    • Amanda Redfern, Greening of the Athletic Department aredfern@umail.iu.edu
      Amanda is a SPEA undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Management with a minor in Human Resources. She is currently a member of the Indiana University Women's Water Polo team, and is also a member of the SPEA Undergraduate Student Association. This summer, she will be partnering with the Athletic Department to help promote and enhance their sustainable practices.
    • Mary Roper, Green Purchasing Policies and Procedures mkroper@umail.iu.edu
      Mary Roper is an undergraduate student in the Kelley School of Business pursuing degrees in Marketing and International Business with a minor in Spanish. Prior to the IUOS Internship, she served as the Director of Environmentalism for the Residence Hall Association working on implementing various sustainable initiatives and programs within the Residence Halls. Growing up on farm in rural Indiana stimulated her interest for various environmental aspects. As the Green Purchasing Policies and Procedures intern, Mary will be furthering research on the barriers and best practices for affordable and sustainably sourced purchasing options for Indiana University.
    • Asmalina Saleh, Student Sustainability Educators Program asmsaleh@umail.iu.edu
      Lina is a Learning Science major in the Counseling and Educational Psychology department. As part of her doctoral dissertation, she is interested in designing curricula to teach environmental literacy to early elementary children. In particular, she is interested in how play leads to learning and how it might increase environmental literacy and critical thinking among young children. Under the mentorship of the IU Office of Sustainability, she will work on developing the Student Sustainability Educator Program (SSEP), designing sustainability related mini-lessons and workshops, both in person and utilizing new media, to groups of students, faculty and staff across campus.
    • Jessica Stavole, Utilities Conservation Project Coordination jstavole@indiana.edu
      My internship experiences with various organizations including the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where I developed an underwater acoustic model to show the impact of the installation of offshore wind turbines on marine mammals, to the self-starter projects that I have undertaken have fostered my passion for renewable energies and sustainable communities. Playing a key role in the founding of two organizations, the NEXUS Community Garden and the Evanston Community Learning Center, sparked my interest in education, community beautification and environmental stewardship. This interest led me to an internship at the Civic Garden Center, a non-profit organization of Greater Cincinnati, where my responsibilities included the planning of educational programs as well as community garden development and maintenance. In addition, I independently performed Biophysics research and taught at the Great Lakes Science Center throughout my undergraduate degree at Xavier University.
    • Nikki Wooten, Composting Initiatives ncwooten@indiana.edu
      Nikki is a first-year MPA student at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs focused on food policy analysis. When she's not busy being a grad student, Nikki works for the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market, serves on the Bloomington Food Policy Council, and volunteers for the Community Orchard and Local Growers Guild. This summer, Nikki will serve as the Compost Initiative Intern to improve the composting program at Hilltop Gardens with the goal of increasing diversion of IU’s food waste from landfills.
  • 2012
    • PROJECTS MENTORED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
      • Sharlene Fish, Green Teams Coordination. Shar is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science joint degree with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Applied Ecology. Before enrolling at IU, Shar spent eight years as a manager and fund development officer in the nonprofit and for-profit sector. Her interests include sustainable agriculture and animal wellness, and she is a Certified Master Gardener. This summer, Shar will continue working with faculty and staff to coordinate the Green Teams Program across the IUB campus, with a special focus on Green Team resource and network development.
      • Rachel Irvine, Living Sustainably Off-campus.Rachel is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science through the College of Arts and Sciences and SPEA. Her work in this internship over the 2011-2012 academic year resulted in weatherization workshops for students and a green renters’ checklist guide for students seeking sustainable off-campus living. This summer, she will continue collaboration with IUOS and the City of Bloomington’s Sustainability Coordinator to implement sustainable living resources and opportunities for IU’s off-campus residents. She has previously served as the Environmental Director for Collins Living Learning Center on IU’s campus, and she also interned with the Water Task Force under the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability.
      • Haley Long, Sustainability and the First Year Experience. Haley is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a General Studies degree with a professional focus in Sustainability and a minor in Religious Studies. In the past she has interned with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard food pantry and community garden, and has volunteered extensively with American Cancer Society. Through her work with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard she has worked with youth organizations in the community to teach the youth of Bloomington about organic gardening and food security. This summer, Haley will coordinate the second sustainability IUBeginnings trip. She will also be working to incorporate sustainability into the New Student Orientation and to create resources for incoming freshman interested in sustainability.
      • Jessica Plassman, Green Events Coordination. Jessica is a Communications and Culture doctoral student pursuing her PhD in Rhetoric and Public Culture. Her specific research interests are at the intersection of rhetoric, sustainability, and fashion. In addition, Jessica is an Associate Instructor for the department teaching courses in public speaking, rhetoric, and sustainability. In the spring of 2011, Jessica graduated with an MA in Communication at the University of Cincinnati with an emphasis in environmental communication. Jessica will be building upon previous interns’ work to update and promote an implementation plan for green events at IUB.
      • Oral Saulters, Green Purchasing. Oral is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a PhD focused on Environmental Policy, Public Management, and Native American & Indigenous Studies. Oral is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Kansas State University with degrees in Engineering and Environmental Science. He has environmental management experience with research, military, and regulatory organizations. This summer Oral will work with the Office of Sustainability on enhancing green purchasing strategies, methods, and plans. In particular, life cycle tools and comprehensive environmental ratings approaches will be investigated to support IU's procurement of greener technology products.
      • 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 summer, he will work to continue the Athletic Department's recycling efforts and enhance their sustainable practices.
    • PROJECTS MENTORED THROUGH THE CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY BOARD
      • Erica Bramlet, Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale - Resource Use and Recycling Working Group. Erica is an undergraduate student in SPEA and the Kelley School of Business, pursuing a major in environmental management and a certificate in Business Foundations. Erica works as a copy editor at the Indiana Daily Student and a teaching assistant through SPEA, with career plans that include reducing humans' impacts on the environment. This summer she will continue to coordinate the third annual Hoosier to Hoosier Community sale, diverting reusable goods from landfills while also benefitting community organizations and integrating educational aspects into the program such as service learning classes.
      • Andrew Bushnell, Qualified Energy Savings Project Planning - Energy and Built Environment Working Group. Andrew is an undergraduate student at SPEA pursuing a major in Environmental Management and a minor in Spanish. He is currently interning at Sycamore Land Trust in Bloomington and works as an undergraduate teaching assistant through SPEA. This summer, Andrew will be working on the qualified energy savings program, which will include collection of energy consumption data and also evaluation of energy payback calculations.
      • Fred Diego, Document and Paper Management - Sustainable Computing Working Group. Fred is an undergraduate studying Cognitive Science with concentrations in Computer Science and Cognition. He will graduate in 2014 with a B.S. in Cognitive Science. His research interests include environmental injustice, community psychology, and agency and hopes to investigate them through the context of under-served communities along the U.S. Mexico border. Fred will collaborate with the Sustainable Computing Working Group to help draft policy and design and implement an education and awareness campaign to reduce paper use and document retention among faculty, staff, and students.
      • Meredith Dowling, No Waste Program Coordination - Resource Use and Recycling Working Group. Meredith is a SPEA graduate student and Service Corps Fellow pursuing a MS Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College, with minors in Geology and Gender Studies. Upon graduating from Oberlin, Meredith served a year-long appointment as the Assistant Sustainability Coordinator for the Oberlin College Office of Environmental Sustainability. This summer, Meredith will continue her past work coordinating waste minimization efforts of the No Waste initiative and supporting the Resource Use and Recycling Working Group.
      • Frances Einterz, Big Red Eats Green Fall Festival - Food Working Group. 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. She will be organizing Big Red Eats Green, a Fall Harvest Festival that connects the IU campus to the sources of local Bloomington food. One of the main goals of the festival is to raise consumer awareness of the sustainability and the importance of local food.
      • Mary Liang, LEED Documentation and Evaluation - Energy and Built Environment Working Group. Mary is pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs, focusing on energy and sustainable development. She graduated in 2010 from Franklin and Marshall College with a BA in Environmental Science, and has worked with the Lower East Side Ecology Center in NYC to increase sustainability in small businesses. This summer, Mary will continue her work to streamline the process of meeting the silver LEED requirement for new IU buildings.
      • Mark Milby, Keep Indiana University Beautiful - Resource Use and Recycling Working Group. 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 summer, Mark will continue previous intern work to develop a diverse group of campus and community stakeholders to identify and implement strategies for reducing litter on the IUB campus.
      • Aliya Mood, Sustainability Academic Programs and Research Clearinghouse - Academic Initiatives Working Group. Aliya is a undergraduate majoring in journalism and art history. She spent last summer in London working with non-profit sustainable initiatives company and has previously been involved in the Sierra Club and Sierra Student Coalition's Coal Free IU campaign. This summer, she will build upon previous interns' work to create an accessible and accurate information source about sustainability-related research, courses, organizations, and activities on campus.
      • Hayley Prihoda, Conserving Natural and Cultural Heritage in Dunn's Woods - Environmental Quality and Land Use Working Group . 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 summer 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.
      • Carolyn Raider, Utility Conservation in Academic Buildings - Energy and Built Environment Working Group. Carolyn is a dual masters candidate of environmental science and public affairs at SPEA with concentrations in energy and sustainable development. After graduating from Skidmore College with a BA in Environmental Science, she went on to teach both photography with National Geographic Student Expeditions and English to high school students in Northern Italy. This summer, she will be responsible for analyzing IU's energy consumption and determining methods of conservation and sustainable behavior. She will also be responsible for coordinating the fall 2012 Energy Challenge.
      • David Roedl, Measurement Analysis and Campus Sustainability Dashboard Development - Sustainable Computing Working Group. David is a PhD student studying Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Informatics and Computing. He earned a B.S and a M.S from IU and recently worked as a user experience designer for Opower, an energy-efficiency software company. This summer, he will continue his work to design strategies for leveraging campus utility and other sustainability-related data to encourage sustainable behaviors.
      • Kevin Sonoff, Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiatives - Transportation Working Group. Kevin is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs with concentrations in Sustainable Development and Public Management. He is a SPEA Service Corps fellow and works on alternative transportation policy at the Monroe County Planning Department. In 2008, he graduated from George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon with a B.A. in Business Administration. This summer, he will help to improve bicycle access and safety for the IU Bloomington campus through the implementation of cycling recommendations from the forthcoming IU Transportation Demand Management Study and the development of an IU comprehensive bicycle transportation plan.
      • Sara Swan, IUB Campus Garden Initiative - Food Working Group. Sara is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing degrees in French and Sustainable Food Security (through the Individualized Major Program) and a certificate in Nonprofit Management. She serves as president of Slow Food IU, volunteers in Mother Hubbard Cupboard's gardens, and has interned with Growing Places Indy, an urban gardening nonprofit. This summer, she will be administering the Edible Campus Steering Committee and managing the first growing season at the Initiative's central campus garden.
  • 2011
    • PROJECTS MENTORED THROUGH THE OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
      • Amy Allen, Green Teams Program. Amy is a SPEA undergraduate majoring in Environmental Management. Before enrolling at IU, Amy spent eight years in private sector management. Her interests include urban agriculture and the development of sustainable communities. This summer, Amy will continue the previous interns’ work coordinating the Green Teams Program, including development of a new building improvement project in conjunction with the physical plant.
      • Ben Calvin, Faculty/Staff and Student Orientation Guides. Ben is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing degrees in mathematics and economics and a certificate in the Liberal Arts and Management Program. He has actively volunteered and worked to further sustainability on campus, holding positions in both Volunteers in Sustainability and the Student Sustainability Council. He also recently joined Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity. This summer, Ben will work under the supervision of the office to compile resources on sustainability for new students, faculty, and staff into comprehensive guides.
      • Bridget Flynn, Sustainability and the First Year Experience. Bridget is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing majors in Environmental Ethics -through the Individualized Major Program- and Religious Studies with a minor in Sociology. She has interned with Mercy For Animals, a non-profit animal advocacy organization, and volunteered at Mother Hubbard's Cupboard Food Pantry and community gardens. She currently writes for Indy Vegans. This summer, Bridget will continue the previous interns’ work greening orientation and providing support for sustainability-related programming such as the Green Dorm Room Certification Program in the residence halls.
      • Rachel Fullmer, Living Sustainably Off-Campus. Rachel is currently pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in environmental policy and natural resource management at SPEA. She graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Public and Environmental Affairs. During her undergraduate studies at IU, Rachel was part of the Washington Leadership program and interned full time in the United States Senate. This summer, Rachel will collaborate with IUOS and the City of Bloomington’s Sustainability Coordinator to develop sustainable living guides and programming for students living in off-campus rental houses and apartments.
      • John Hageman, Greening of the IU Athletics Department. John is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Environmental Stewardship and Sociology. When John was a freshman he formed the Campus Improvement Alliance, a student organization aimed at improving the relationship between humans and the natural environment by cleaning up trash on campus. Since then, he has remained active in the IU community by serving as a member of Greeks Go Green and as Philanthropy Chair for his Fraternity. This summer, John will continue the work of previous intern, integrating green principles into the operations and administration of Athletics Department events and programming.
      • Will McHenry, IU Energy Challenge. Will is an undergraduate studying French in the College of Arts in Sciences. Will previously served Indiana University as the Director of Environmental Affairs for the Residence Hall Association. This summer, he will continue his spring semester work encouraging energy and water conservation in a competition among dorms, Greek houses, and academic buildings on campus. Special projects include developing materials and programs to increase the presence of the Office of Sustainability and the Energy Challenge in residence hall life.
    • PROJECTS MENTORED THROUGH THE CAMPUS SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY BOARD
      • Elizabeth Davis, Academic Initiatives: Sustainability Research Clearinghouse. Elizabeth is an undergraduate pursuing a degree in environmental science. She has a passion for the promotion of environmentalism, and is a member of student groups including INPIRG and Volunteers in Sustainability. As an intern with the Academic Initiatives Workgroup, she will identify, compile, and summarize information about IU Bloomington's sustainability-related courses, academic research projects, co-curricular organizations, and events. This research will be used to create an accessible and accurate information source about sustainability-related activities on campus.
      • Nolan Hendon, Energy and the Built Environment: Utility Conservation Project. Nolan is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in Sustainable Development and Applied Ecology. In 2006, he graduated from Indiana University Southeast with majors in International Studies and Spanish. This summer, he will be aiding in the coordination and preparation for the Fall 2011 Academic Building Energy Challenge, analyzing trends in past energy usage data, using weather records to normalize utility usage data, and promoting water and energy conservation on campus.
      • Sara Dille, Environmental Quality and Land Use: Fume Hood Efficiency and Labs 21 Pilot. Sara is pursuing a Master of Environmental Science and a Masters of Public Affairs with concentrations in Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment and Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. Sara graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2010 with a B.S. in Chemistry. This summer, Sara will be researching new energy saving fume hood technology and analyzing its applicability at various risk levels (high hazard labs vs. intermediate and low hazard labs). She will also be analyzing existing energy savings devices installed in the science buildings to hopefully develop a guidance document that can be used to select the appropriate technology while not sacrificing worker safety.
      • Jason Hewitt, Environmental Quality and Land Use: IUB Wetland and Stream Inventory. Jason is a second year graduate student at SPEA pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Environmental Science concentrating in sustainable development, policy analysis, and applied ecology. Jason received his B.S. in environmental science and biology from the University of Arizona. As an undergraduate, he interned at the Arizona Environmental Research Lab at a pilot scale reverse osmosis water filtration facility. This summer, Jason will monitor and document the success of the Jordan River mitigation wetlands and riparian habitat, looking at vegetation success, proper hydrology, and the sustained success, associated with a Section 401 Water Quality Certification.
      • Stephanie Hopkins, Food: IUB Campus Garden Initiative. Stephanie is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in sustainable development and applied ecology. Stephanie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2010 with a B.S. in biology and a B.S. in anthropology. This summer, she will focus on maintaining the pilot campus garden and encouraging campus and community participation in garden activities.
      • Sara Minard, Food: Fall Harvest Festival. Sara is an Anthropology PhD student concentrating on the social and cultural drivers and ecological impacts of food waste in the United States. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked for an artisanal chocolate producer as a forager for Kevin Hickey of Chicago’s Four Seasons and with Carrie Nahabedian – an award-winning Chicago chef and Green City Market board member. This summer, Sara will plan “Big Red Eats Green”, September’s campus food festival that will highlight local food growers and producers and showcase the talents of local chefs.
      • Alexi Lamm, Resource Use and Recycling: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale. Alexi graduated from Arkansas State University with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Following school, she spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer focusing on health education in Albania and has now completed her first year of graduate school at SPEA, working towards a Master of Public Affairs with concentrations in environmental policy and natural resource management. This summer, she is coordinating the second annual Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale, an effort to collect reusable items when students move out in the spring and organize a community sale of those items in the fall when students return.
      • Meredith Dowling, Resource Use and Recycling: No Waste Program. Meredith is a SPEA graduate student and Service Corps Fellow pursuing a MS Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College, with minors in Geology and Gender Studies. Upon graduating from Oberlin, Meredith served a year-long appointment as the Assistant Sustainability Coordinator for the Oberlin College Office of Environmental Sustainability. This summer, Meredith will continue her academic year work coordinating waste minimization efforts of the No Waste initiative and supporting the Resource Use and Recycling Working Group.
      • Danni McPherron, Sustainable Computing: Document Management Policies. Danni is an undergraduate student of SPEA, COAS, and Jacobs, pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Public Affairs degree with a focus on Environmental Management, a Bachelor's of Arts in Spanish degree, and a Music in General Studies minor. Danni works as an Advertising Representative at the Indiana Daily Student, IU's student newspaper. Aside from this, she is also participating in an AmeriCorps Service Engagement Corps program. This summer, she will be working to reduce paper usage on campus by analyzing current usage trends, researching possible digital alternatives, and finding ways to promote paper use reduction.
      • Katrina Folsom, Sustainable Computing: Electronic Waste Collection. Katrina is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in environmental policy. She graduated from Elon University (NC) in 2010 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. During the academic year, Katrina is the outreach intern at Sycamore Land Trust. This summer, Katrina will further develop the electronic waste recycling program for the IUB campus.
      • Rachel Abrahams, Transportation: Bike Friendly Campus Initiative. Rachel is pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs, focusing on environmental systems analysis and modeling. She graduated in 2010 from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Sustainability. During her undergraduate education, she engaged in multiple research projects aimed at analyzing how various social systems contribute to ecological degradation. This summer, Rachel will be analyzing the best methods to make IU a bicycler's paradise and finding ways to implement these initiatives that are tailored to the Bloomington community.
  • 2010
    • Increased Awareness of & Initiatives for Campus Recycling; Brendon Baatz. Brendon Baatz is a May 2010 graduate of SPEA with a Master of Public Affairs in policy analysis and environmental policy and natural resource management. In 2007, he received a B.S. in political science from Arizona State University. Brendon worked in the executive division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality before attending graduate school at SPEA. While interning with IUOS, Brendon will work to further initiatives related to campus recycling and to increase awareness of recycling programs on campus.
    • Energy Challenge; Mckenzie Beverage. Mckenzie Beverage is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at SPEA. She graduated from IUB in December 2007 with a B.S. in international studies with a minor in communication and culture. After her first year at SPEA, Mckenzie completed a six month internship at Southface Energy Institute, a non-profit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities. This summer she will serve for a third time as the coordinator of the annual IU Energy Challenge, encouraging energy and water conservation in a competition among dorms, Greek houses, and academic buildings on campus.
    • Funding Opportunities for IUOS; Marie Buckingham. Marie Buckingham graduated from SPEA in May 2010 with a bachelor degree in environmental management and a minor in economics. In the summer of 2009, Marie served as an IUOS intern researching and developing a native prairie restoration plan. Her current internship will involve researching grant opportunities and models for internal and external funding of campus sustainability initiatives and their relative fiscal impact. She will also continue to explore revolving loan funds for energy-efficiency upgrades and possible implementation of that strategy at IUB.
    • Local Food Processing; Amy Countryman. Amy Countryman is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at SPEA concentrating in sustainable development and public management. A longtime food lover and former organic farmer, she conceived Bloomington's Community Orchard for her undergraduate thesis for her B.S. in environmental science at SPEA. As part of her IUOS internship this summer, Amy will be working with the Food Sustainability Working Group to determine the feasibility of establishing a single distributor and processor of year-round, locally grown, fresh and frozen produce for IU and the Bloomington community.
    • Bike & Pedestrian Infrastructure; Andrew Davis. Andy Davis graduated from SPEA in May 2010 with a Master of Public Affairs degree in sustainable development and policy analysis. He earned his B.A. in religion from Wabash College. After serving as a production assistant at Bloomington’s Community Access Television Services, Andy developed and funded a film and media program titled Changing Gears, documenting he and his wife’s bike journey from Bloomington to San Francisco in search of local sustainability projects and environmentally friendly communities. In the summer of 2009, Andy served as the IUOS communications and outreach intern. This summer, building upon the work of his 2009-10 academic year internship with IUOS, Andy will continue to help identify and evaluate ways to support IUB and the Bloomington community as they develop short and long term means of implementing alternative transportation projects.
    • Best Practices in Sustainable Computing; Renee Davis. Renee Davis is an undergraduate in the Kelley School of Business pursuing a degree in finance-real estate with a certificate in journalism. Prior to the IUOS Internship, she has worked on the development of restructuring of various sustainability projects such as off-campus recycling, dining hall recycling, and sustainable computing. This summer as the sustainable computing intern, Renee will be working to identify research opportunities in energy conservation, electronic waste recycling, education and outreach and other similar topics related to technology use on campus.
    • Greening of the Athletic Department; Isaac Farley. Isaac Farley is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in sustainable development and comparative and international affairs. Isaac graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in environmental science and ecology. After spending two years in Belize as a Peace Corps volunteer, he worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a Literacy Director at a small non-profit. Building upon his work as a 2009-10 academic year IUOS intern, Isaac will continue to coordinate with IU Athletics staff to create a strategic plan for greening athletic facilities and events.
    • Qualified Energy Savings; Jesse Freedman. Jesse Freedman is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in sustainable development at SPEA. Before coming to Indiana, Jesse worked for the Institute for Regional Conservation in Miami, FL, doing habitat restoration and exotic plant control. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Environmental Policy in 2007. During his internship with IUOS, Jesse will work with the Physical Plant Controls Section, gathering energy usage data for the Qualified Energy Savings Program. Data collected will then be issued to contractors who will be completing energy conservation projects for IU.
    • Greenhouse Gas and STARS Reporting; Melissa Greulich. Melissa Greulich graduated in May 2010 from SPEA with a Master of Science in Environmental Science degree with a focus on applied ecology. She received her B.S. in biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. Melissa previously worked for IUOS on resource use and recycling issues at IU and has past work experience in various ecological research fields. This summer she will be finishing STARS reporting for IU and will also outline methodology for a greenhouse gas inventory.
    • Green Team Coordinator; Aaron Harmon. Aaron Harmon is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the Department of Communication and Culture. Focusing on two areas of research—rhetoric and public culture and performance and ethnography—Aaron is interested in promoting the integration of ecological and social justice goals through practices such as urban gardens, community development, and environmental communication. During his internship with IUOS, Aaron will work with faculty and staff in an effort to extend the Green Team Program to buildings across the IUB campus.
    • Greening of the Alumni Association; Michael Kennedy. Michael Kennedy is a Master of Public Affairs student at SPEA, concentrating in environmental policy and natural resource management. He received his B.A. in environmental policy from Michigan State University and has worked on sustainability issues during past internships with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Bloomington. During his internship with IUOS, Michael will be working with the IU Alumni Association to make their practices more sustainable.
    • Green Events Coordination; Anne Kostyo. Anne Kostyo is a May 2010 graduate of Indiana University and will next be pursuing a Master of Science in Arts Administration at Boston University. During her tenure at Indiana University, Anne was a member of the Indiana Memorial Union Board and an event planning assistant through the IMU Office of Activities and Events. While working with IUOS this summer, Anne will be researching and developing green event planning practices for the IU community.
    • Integrating Sustainability into First Year Experience Programs; Laura Nading. Laura Nading is a May 2010 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, having majored in international studies and community sustainability with a minor in Germanic studies. On campus, she has worked with INPIRG and the Indiana-Ecuador Partnership for Sustainable Development to address issues of sustainability and social justice within community settings. This summer Laura will be continuing to develop sustainability education and awareness programming for first year students at Indiana University.
    • Sustainability Options for Students; Alicia Nieves. Alicia Nieves is an undergraduate student working towards a double major in political psychology (IMP) and Spanish, with minors in Latino studies and public and environmental affairs. As a Hudson & Holland Scholar and a member of the Hutton Honors College, she enjoys volunteering and advocating for social justice issues. Growing up in a highly industrialized urban community in Northwest Indiana, Alicia understands that the most disenfranchised people bear disproportionate burdens from climate change and environmentally hazardous activities. With a passion for environmental justice, she hopes to start a program in the future that engages underserved youth in the ecological and health concerns of their community. This summer, Alicia will be working to develop a single point of service for sustainability-related opportunities at IU. This Sustainability Roadmap will provide current students with access to a complete guide for academic and co-curricular sustainability-related activities.
    • Reclamation and Resale of Reusable Student Move-out Waste; John Patishnock. John Patishnock is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts from the School of Journalism. John graduated from Penn State University with a B.A. in communications and a minor in sociology. John has completed a number of films, including two full-length documentaries that focus on environmental efforts and programs. Through his internship with IUOS, John will work to develop strategies on the IUB campus that will help reduce the amount of waste generated by students during the move-out time period; he will also be working on ways to reduce the amount of items students buy in the first place.
    • Utility Conservation in Academic Buildings; Alexandra Rekkas. Alexandra Rekkas is a third year graduate student at SPEA pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in environmental policy and natural resource management and applied ecology. She previously interned at the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago, focusing on energy efficiency issues in the Midwest. Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University. During her internship with IUOS, Alexandra will assess water usage in campus buildings in order to reduce water consumption.
    • Transportation Demand Management; Jess Vogt. Jess Vogt is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science at SPEA. Her interests lie in the field of community sustainability, particularly sustainability assessment and indicators. This summer, Jess will be helping the Transportation Working Group in the design of a long-term study in transportation dynamics at Indiana University. Her internship will focus on designing research methods to determine where students are on campus, where they need to be, and when and how they need to get there, in order to help the University better manage campus transportation issues.
    • Compost Management; Lea Woodard. Lea Woodard is a Master of Science in Environmental Science student at SPEA concentrating in applied ecology with special interest in sustainable agriculture. She has previously worked with Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Integrated Pest Management Institute. During her time with IUOS, Lea will be working with the Environmental Quality and Land Use Working Group to create a viable composting program for the IUB campus. The program will include compost site(s) selection, potential uses for processed debris, sale of waste materials and a composting management plan.
  • 2009
    • Campus Tree inventory. Trevor Hagedorn is a Master’s of Public Affairs student at SPEA, concentrating in sustainable development and comparative and international affairs. His educational background includes graduate studies in landscape architecture and an undergraduate education in psychology and foreign language. Trevor’s recent work includes ongoing county-wide GIS green space mapping for the City of Bloomington Environmental Commission / Planning Department, as well as GIS support for the City of Bloomington Mayor’s Office of Sustainable and Economic Development. His fellowship with the I.U. Office of Sustainability will focus on a GIS-based inventory of campus trees.
    • Campus Recycling Center Feasibility Study. Melissa Greulich is a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science student SPEA. She received her B.S. in Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. Melissa is interested in human impacts on the environment associated with toxicology and conservation of wildlife. Melissa is continuing her internship from the spring where she focused on the costs and benefits of having a recycling center on campus and also created surveys to gauge students’ attitudes about recycling. Results indicated students would like to recycle more, but find it inconvenient. This summer she is developing a framework for a recycling center that would make recycling more efficient and convenient for students, faculty and staff.
    • Prairie Restoration and Labyrinth Development. Zach Brown is a SPEA undergraduate student entering his fourth year. He is majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in biology. He also is assisting in a disease ecology lab at Indiana University. Marie Buckingham is an undergraduate student in her fourth year. She is a SPEA student pursuing a degree in environmental management; as well, working on a minor in economics. She is also serving as the undergraduate representative for the Environmental Management Association. Marie and Zach are working to convert the 12-acre grass field adjacent to Hilltop from a lawn of non-native and invasive grass species into a no-mow prairie of native Indiana plant species. Currently, IUOS interns are focusing primarily on the research and development of a methodological restoration plan. Based on this research and further assessments, this plan will be specialized to the specific characteristics of the given site. The development of a labyrinth footpath design in the emerging prairie will allow and encourage local community members to visit the restored green space.
    • Campus Energy Metric Development. John is a senior working toward majors in environmental management and economics, and minors in French and Spanish. He is a 2009 Morris K. Udall Scholar and a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. This summer, he will be working with IU Engineering Services to conduct energy audits of four new mixed-use classroom/office buildings as a pilot for future Measurement & Verification credit as part of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification system. In addition, he is tracking proposed federal cap-and-trade climate change legislation and will be preparing a report outlining the legislation’s potential implications for the university.
    • LEED Documentation. Nathan Bower-Bir is a senior pursuing degrees in neuroscience, physics, and mathematics. For the past year he served as the chair of Volunteers in Sustainability and helped plan a series of successful campus-wide events titled SustainIU. This summer, Nathan is looking into the ways IU builds new buildings, assessing IU’s approach to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria, and addressing the question, “How can IU build better, greener buildings?”
    • Funding Opportunities for Campus Sustainability Projects. Jenna Morrison is a dual Master’s of Public Affairs /Master’s of Science in Environmental Science student in at SPEA concentrating in nonprofit management, policy analysis, and biodiversity conservation policy. Jenna graduated summa cum laude from Colby College. In 2006-2007 she served in AmeriCorps as an assistant environmental education coordinator at the City of Elkhart Environmental Center. At IU, Jenna serves in a leadership role for the Environmental Management Association and the Graduate and Professional Student Organization, is the graduate assistant for the IU Research and Teaching. This summer Jenna will be researching and pursuing funding opportunities for campus sustainability projects including revolving loan funds, external grants, and collaborative efforts with the IU Foundation and IU Alumni Association.
    • Utility Department Media Relations. Veronica Rog is a dual Master’s of Public Affairs/Master’s of Science in Environmental Science student at SPEA. Her research interests include environmental policy and raising children sustainably. This summer she will be working with the Central Heating Plant as a Media Relations intern, making new information about the Central Heating Plant’s efforts to become more sustainable available to the public and students at Indiana University.
    • Utility Conservation, Non-Academic Buildings. Gavin Merriman is a Master’s of Science in Environmental Science student at the SPEA, concentrating in water resources. Prior to enrolling at SPEA, he spent several years working for the City of Bloomington Utilities Department as the Pretreatment Program Coordinator where he was responsible for enforcing provisions of the Clean Water Act. While studying at IU, Gavin worked with the Monroe County Highway Engineering Department where he assisted in the continued development and implementation of their Stormwater Management Program. This summer, Gavin is working with the IU Utilities Information Group to develop an auxiliary building utility (gas, electric, and water) efficiency audit procedure. In addition, he will evaluate building efficiency upgrade options and identify 15-20 IU owned facilities to be included in energy efficiency pilot projects.
    • Green Purchasing Guide. Madoka Yoshino is a Fulbright Scholar from Japan pursuing her Master’s of Science in Environmental Science from SPEA with concentrations in environmental policy, natural resource management and water resources. Madoka also has a Master of Agriculture degree from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology where she also earned her Bachelor of Agriculture with a concentration in environmental and natural resource sciences. This summer Madoka is updating IU’s green purchasing guide to reflect a campus-wide movement supporting the use of local and organic products.
    • Native Landscaping. Wesley Kocher is pursuing his Master’s in Public Affairs at SPEA, concentrating in sustainable development and environmental policy and natural resource management. Wes also earned is B.S. in Environmental Management from SPEA. Wes is one of two interns completing his second internship with the Office of Sustainability. During the academic year he completed transportation demand management study with the IU Transportation Services. His current internship focuses on enhancing the use of native and locally adapted landscaping to decrease costs and reduce the need for fertilizers, pesticides and irrigation. Specifically, he is developing an implementation plan to restore, protect, and scientifically monitor the Dunn Woods, an at-risk area of campus threatened by euonymus.
    • Campus Sustainability Reporting Research and Database. David Gehl is a dual Master’s of Science in Environmental Science/Master’s Public Affairs student at SPEA with a specialized concentration in Climate Science and Policy. He hails from San Diego, and graduated cum laude from the University of California in Santa Cruz, with majors in European History and Language Studies. He developed an interest in sustainability while serving with the Peace Corps as an Environmental Educator in Senegal. This summer David will be working on developing a system of metrics to help Indiana University measure its progress in improving campus sustainability.
    • Presidents Climate Commitment/Climate Action Plan. Devin Hartman is a dual Master’s of Science in Environmental Science/Master’s Public Affairs student at SPEA with concentrations in environmental policy and natural resource management, policy analysis, and a specialized concentration in energy systems and policy. He graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in political science and environmental studies with a minor in sociology, his favorite subject. This internship will supplement extant work to deliver a comprehensive assessment of the benefits and drawbacks of adopting the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) from a university perspective.
    • Sustainable Computing Practices. Susan Coleman-Morse is a master’s student studying human computer interaction design at the School of Informatics. She will be partnering with IT professionals across the Bloomington campus to identify current practices that aid in the “greening” of our IT infrastructure. Best practices will be documented and promoted across the IU community. Along with mentor Kristin Hanks, she will also be conducting an environmental impact comparison of single-sided and double-sided printing. Susan is an active member of the Sustainable Interaction Design Research Group where she researches technologies to support local food networks and digital tools for field work in environmental conservation.
    • Environmentally Sustainable Practices at IMU. Nora Kayden is in her senior year finishing her bachelor’s degree in environmental management at the SPEA. Last summer she assisted Bill Jones with the Clean Lakes Program in the Limnology Lab at SPEA. She also worked for the nonprofit organization, the Wilderness Education Association. Nora is working with food services management and utilities in the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) to strengthen sustainability and environmental awareness efforts. She will address topics as diverse as waste management, environmental education, chemical use, local purchasing and energy use and conservation.
    • Campus Wetlands Inventory. Anya Hopple is a junior majoring in environmental science with a focus on ecological systems, and minors in biology and geology. For the past year, she has assisted in large scale experiments investigating the evolution of weediness in plants with the Beaver Research Group at Indiana University. She is also involved with a project at Kankakee Sands, Indiana that focuses on promoting biodiversity in prairies. This summer, Anya will be conducting an inventory of wetlands located on the IUB campus. She will classify the wetlands based on their ecological health and integrity and provide recommendations for potential future uses.
    • Carsharing Implementation Study. Sarah Germann is a Master’s of Public Affairs student at SPEA concentrating in sustainable development and policy analysis. In 2005, Sarah graduated with High Distinction from SPEA, with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree. Sarah worked for three years with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) as an Environmental Scientist, and also has interned with the Indiana Geological Survey and the City of Bloomington Peak Oil Task Force. This summer Sarah will be evaluating the alternatives of the adoption and implementation of a University carsharing program, as well as evaluating the variables and outcomes from other University’s carsharing programs.
    • Communications and Outreach. Andy Davis is a Master’s in Public Affairs student at SPEA concentrating sustainable development and policy analysis. He earned his B.A. in religion from Wabash College. After serving as a production assistant at Bloomington’s Community Access Television Services, Andy developed and funded a film and media program titled “Changing Gears,” documenting he and his wife’s bike journey from Bloomington to San Francisco in search of local sustainability projects and environmentally friendly communities. Andy is doing similar work this summer, using video, audio, web and print media to document campus-wide efforts to make IU more sustainable.
  • 2008
    • Purchasing and Green Cleaning Plan. Intern Bio: Nikki Ashkin is a junior currently in the process of creating her own major through the Individualized Major Program (IMP). Her major, Managing Sustainability, focuses on ways to create value for a company while simultaneously protecting the environment and public health. Her areas of study include Liberal Arts and Management, SPEA and other multidisciplinary courses. Her passion for sustainability has stemmed from the growing necessity to protect our environment, and from growing up in a family business dedicated to protecting both human health and the environment. This summer Nikki will be working to develop a purchasing and green cleaning plan for Indiana University.
    • Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Intern Bio: Jonathan Bell is a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and Neuroscience. For the past year, he has been involved in organic chemistry research through the Williams Research Group at Indiana University. Jonathan is a Science Technology and Research Scholar, a Gills Scholar, and a member of the Hutton Honors College. This summer, he will develop a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Indiana University-Bloomington. In addition to completing the inventory, he will develop models to explore how IUB can reduce its carbon footprint.
    • Local Food Purchasing Alternatives. Intern Bio: Jessica Colaluca is a junior at Indiana University working toward a double major in Gender Studies and Geography with a focus on sustainable systems. She grew up in New Jersey but has been bouncing back and forth between Bloomington and Vermont since elementary school. While living in Vermont, Jessica became very interested in various aspects of environmentalism with support from her family, friends, teachers, and community members. This summer, Jessica will be working on promoting a sustainable food model at IUB. Her responsibilities will include corresponding with local farmers to incorporate locally grown food into on-campus dining and developing a compost system to reduce waste from dining halls. Jessica also has her own organic garden, and enjoys cooking with fresh, local produce.
    • Building Standards and Sustainable Design Practices. Intern Bio: Melissa Enoch is a dual MSES/MPA student in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University with concentrations in Environmental Management, Policy Analysis, and Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. Her research interests include energy policy, carbon sequestration, and sustainable building. This summer Melissa will be working on revising IU’s building standards and performance to incorporate sustainable design practices. This work will include tracking the LEED certification process for IU’s new Multi-Disciplinary Science Building- Phase II as well as work on energy savings projects at a number of IU’s regional campuses.
    • Communications. Intern Bio: Isabel Estévez is a senior working towards majors in Economics and Philosophy, and minors in French, Art History and West European Studies. She is a Wells Scholar and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Last year Isabel launched INPIRG’s International Outreach Campaign, which works to provide funds and support for sustainable development projects and initiatives abroad. Isabel hopes to pursue graduate studies in the field of international sustainable development. This summer she will be developing a communications strategy for advancing sustainability efforts on campus. Upon her graduation from IU this summer, she will be working for the Fund for Public Interest Research on the Environment America and Human Rights campaigns in Chicago, IL.
    • Water Conservation. Intern Bio: Heather Giles is a junior majoring in Informatics. Her interest in climate change, and resource use started when she participated in a Model U.N. class in high school. Recently, Heather completed a class project proposal for an individualized environmental impact calculator specifically designed for college students. Heather is currently working with the Utilities Information Group at the IU Physical Plant to promote water conservation at IUB. Additionally, working with a variety of on-campus vendors, Heather will conduct an analysis of bottled water consumption on campus.
    • Resource Use and Recycling Project. Intern Bio: Emily Giovanni is an MSES/MPA student in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs concentrating on Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management and Ecology. In 2006 Emily graduated summa cum laude from Ripon College in Wisconsin, with majors in Environmental Studies and English. During her undergraduate education, Emily spent a semester studying ecology in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and a summer studying sustainable forestry techniques at the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit in Orono, Maine. This summer, Emily will be working on the Resource Use and Recycling on Bloomington campus.
    • Alternative Transportation Planning. Intern Bio: Julie Harpring is a master’s student in the Human-Computer Interaction Design program at the IU School of Informatics. This summer, she will be working on alternative transportation initiatives for IU students and staff, including the development of an online map of designated cycling routes in Bloomington and on campus. Julie hails from New Palestine, just east of Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri, where she earned both a bachelor’s of journalism and a BA in English. She was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society in December 2004. During her time as a journalism student, Julie developed her interest in sustainability while working as a health, science, and environment reporter for a local city newspaper. Upon graduation, she worked full-time as a print and web editor and designer at the University of Missouri for two years before coming to IU in the fall of 2007.
    • Sustainable Food Model. Intern Bio: Alayna Herr is an undergraduate majoring in Policy Analysis with a minor in International Studies. She will graduate from Indiana University in August of 2008. Alayna has been a lifetime proponent of environmental protection and became aware of issues of sustainability through her coursework in environmental studies. Her background in international studies and world poverty provided the necessary motivation to work towards a more sustainable and equitable future. She has also been involved with several campus student organizations, serving as Vice President for the Council for Advancing Student Leadership, among other affiliations. This summer Alayna will be working with the sustainable food group, modeling IU’s Food Carbon Footprint.
    • Sustainable Computing Project. Intern Bio: Kristin Hanks is a third year doctoral student in Social Informatics. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Baylor University and a master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction Design from Indiana University. In addition, Kristin has eight years of experience working in university computing, including five years as an Operations Coordinator at IU’s University Information Technology Services. Her dissertation research focuses on the role of technology in measuring our relationship with nature and our ability to change to more sustainable behaviors. This summer, Kristin is working on the Sustainable Computing project and will be developing a set of recommendations to reduce the environmental impact of computing on the IUB campus.
    • Education and Community Outreach. Intern Bio: Joshua Hunter is a Ph.D. student in Education Policy Studies. Josh’s dissertation explores sense of place and its role in environmental education and sustainability. Josh has a master’s in Environmental Policy from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and has worked in the field of environmental education for over 15 years, ranging from outdoor adventure education and natural history interpretation to school-based environmental education. Josh’s professional and academic work deals directly with issues of sustainability, bio-diversity, and connecting people to the natural world. This summer Josh is working on the Education and Outreach project.
    • IU Energy Challenge, Sustainability Task Force Web site. Intern Bio: James Pierce is a Masters student in the Human-Computer Interaction/design program at Indiana University and holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. James has strong interests in design, sustainability, and interactive computer systems, which he pursues both personally and professionally. As a researcher and member of the Sustainable Interaction Design Research Group, much of his work is focused on exploring how to design useful, enjoyable and meaningful everyday interactive products that also promote sustainability, a topic he has recently written about for an article to appear in the ACM interactions magazine. This summer, James will be working on the redesign of the IU Energy Challenge, a competition designed to encourage energy and water conservation amongst students living in the dormitories at the IUB. James will also be redesigning the Sustainability Task Force website.
    • Green Orientation Guide. Intern Bio: Kevin Pozzi is a senior in the Journalism school. His minors include Sociology and Leadership, Ethics, and Social Action. His capstone project will be a collaborative effort with the Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department to designate a plot of land for local backyard astronomers to stargaze away from the city’s light pollution. Kevin has worked at the Indiana Daily Student and the student radio station, WIUX. Kevin has held numerous student leadership positions at RPS and is Resident Assistant in Forest Center during the school year.This summer he is a Housing Assistant in Wright Quad working with Orientation. To tie all of these interests together, Kevin will be working on a Green Orientation Guide, focusing on recycling, water conservation, alternative transportation, and sustainable food. His goal is to make the class of 2012 the greenest one yet.
    • Integrated Pest Management Pilot Program. Intern Bio: Stephanie Redick just completed her first year at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, where she is pursuing a joint MSES/MPA degree with a concentration in water resources. She graduated from Butler University with a BA in Music and has taught violin at Butler Community Arts School for the past 4 years. This summer, Stephanie will be working with Dr. Marc Lame to evaluate IU’s current pest management plan, and those of other universities, in order to develop and implement an Integrated Pest Management pilot program for IU.
    • Utility Data Display. Intern Bio: David Roedl is a masters’ student in the Human-Computer Interaction/design program in the School of Informatics and a member of the Sustainable Interaction Design Research Group. His primary interest is the connection between interaction design and environmental sustainability. Last semester, as part of his master’s capstone project, he designed and implemented an energy-saving contest among the IUB residence halls (http://energychallenge.indiana.edu). His design was one of six selected to the final round of the 2008 Microsoft Imagine Cup Interface Design competition, which will be held in Paris this July. This summer, David will be creating an interactive public display to raise awareness about resource consumption across campus. For more information, visit www.davidroedl.com.
    • Griffy Lake Watershed. Intern Bio: Neil Sahuhas just completed his first year at SPEA, where he is pursuing an MPA concentrating on Environmental Policy & Natural Resource Management and Policy Analysis with an interest in water resources. Neil graduated from the University of Oregon in 2003 with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Planning Public Policy & Management. Prior to enrollment at SPEA, Neil served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Tonga, where his projects included NGO management, youth development, and the Environment. Past efforts in sustainability include participation in the University of Oregon’s annual Sustainable Business Symposium, drafting of an island-wide solid waste management plan, teaching sustainable agriculture in Tonga, and facilitating an UN-funded Master Planning process for ‘Eua Island in Tonga. Neil joins the Sustainability Task Force as the Griffy Watershed Intern.
    • Sustainability and the Libraries. Intern Bio: Deepak Sridhar is a graduate student pursuing a Masters’ Degree in Public Affairs. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Science & Engineering in 2005. Deepak was one of the founders of Paradigm shift foundation, a non-profit organization in Bangalore, India, where he coordinated a pilot project in computer literacy and arts for rural children. He has also worked as a Market and Competition Analyst with the IU-Kenya Project (AMPATH) where he researched the African and European markets for a new agri-business initiative. Also, as an intern for Giving Back to Africa, Deepak worked on a sustainable energy development project for an Orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He designed a phased model for meeting the energy needs of the orphanage. He also engaged in research in sustainable development and its relationship to human welfare through an economic development course in the spring of 2008. Last semester Deepak worked on the Green Computing capstone project in SPEA. This summer he will be developing strategies to make IU’s libraries more sustainable.
    • Campus Tree Inventory/Geographic Information System (GIS).Intern Bio: Richard Thurau is a Ph.D. student in Environmental Science, in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He received his Bachelor of Science (2000) and Master of Science (2003) in Forestry from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. Rich has applied spatial analysis techniques to a wide range of topics including mapping and sampling designs for forest measurement, an ecological classification system for the Shawnee National Forest, mapping historic land use change in Indiana, developing land use change models in GIS, and more. Rich is currently conducting a campus tree inventory and analysis as an intern for the Summer Internship Program.
  • 2007
    • Adity Mutsuddi (Susainability Web site) Survey other universities’ websites, compilation of relevant data and graphics for the website, website design, and initial maintenance.
    • Andrew Shelby (Food Survey) jonashel Establish a map of what foods IU’s dining halls purchase on an annual/seasonal basis, find out how far this food travels to reach IU, and determine which of these foods are/can be grown and purchased locally. Develop an educational component to establish student groups to promote sustainable food on campus. Additional topics such as health and insurance requirements and distribution networks required to sell food to IU will also be considered.
    • Brandon Schmitt (GIS Tree Canopy Study) Consider what kinds of data are currently available in IU’s GIS data systems and what types of questions these data can answer about: tree canopy cover, stormwater systems, proximity of potential building sites to utilities and other infrastructure, and other planning and environmental functions. This project will also involve new data collection and an analysis of peer progress in this area. A key product is a report on the usability of the data for making planning decisions at IUB that are environmentally sustainable.
    • Chris Kumfer (Green Chemistry Study) Green Chemistry ‘ is a concept to try to reduce volumes of input and output laboratory chemicals while using renewable resources and using less environmentally damaging products where possible. More specifically, these methods would be: (1) Minimize chemical volumes by performing micro-scale experiments; (2) Minimize (or eliminate) chemical volumes by using multi-media to perform “virtual” experiments; (3) Use more renewable resources such as chemicals produced from agriculture (i.e., soy, corn, etc.) rather than petroleum products; and (4) Substitute less toxic chemicals (i.e., non-halogenated solvents) whenever possible because they can sometime be “re-cycled” as fuels rather than incarnated as waste.
    • David Fuente (Utility Metering Study) Perform web searches for new products, contact references to determine effectiveness of the application, make inspections of various IUB buildings for recommended locations of meters. Contact other universities who run a utility enterprise and develop a list of contacts, accumulate information on the process those universities used to develop the enterprise, and report the findings.
    • Faye Wanchic (Peer Survey of University Sustainability Programs) fwanchic Compile information on academic and operational sustainability efforts at major public universities, including organizational structure, mission statements, funding, infrastructure resources, websites, publications, and other relevant data.
    • Kate Rosenbarger (Resource use/Recycling Study) karosenb Look at campus resource use from purchasing to disposal. Begin by surveying IUB Building Services, the Indiana Memorial Union, and Residential Programs and Services Environmental Operations to determine current resource use and recycling practices. Obtain sufficient benchmark data for IUB and then research similar information at peer institutions. Compare sustainable resource use at IUB with that at other universities. Finally, create recommendations for IUB regarding sustainable purchasing, resource use and recycling. The following are some of the items for research: glass, plastic, aluminum, paper and newspaper recycling; carpeting purchasing and recycling; sustainable office supplies; institutional and departmental statements on green purchasing; efficient lighting, and janitorial supplies.
    • Joice Chang (Outreach Study) jychang Review of existing K-12 and community outreach programs at IUB and a survey of comparable initiatives on other campuses.
    • Justin Naab (Transportation Survey) jwnaab Quantify how people get to work/school and what constraints may limit individual choices and/or desires. Our decision is whether to go with an informal survey or more formal through the Center for Survey Research (which is likely to cost big bucks).
    • Laura Kunz (Energy Density Survey) lkunz Perform a web search of various universities that have accumulated data showing the energy density of different building types (academic office, academic research, athletic, residential, assembly, etc.). Search for the best European model of energy density and compare to USA standards. Develop recommendations for new IU Energy Density Standard that models the global best-practice.
    • Melissa Enoch (Building Standards Survey) menoch Perform a web search of various universities and major research institutions that have developed building standards for high-performance buildings. Specific interest will be in building envelope and HVAC systems.
    • Nancy Arazan (Jordan River Study) narazan Explore prospects for improving protection of the ecosystem, including possibly, erosion control measures, cultivation of native plants on river banks, wetlands, and reconfiguring built-up and landscaped areas adjacent to the river. A key product will be a draft pre-feasibility study for improving protection of the river ecosystem.
    • Tatyana Ruseva (Survey of Academic Sustainability Programs) truseva Compile a comprehensive review of existing coursework, academic programs, research, scholarly and cocurricular activities at IUB that relate to sustainability and environmental literacy. It will be complemented by a review of comparable programs and activities at peer institutions. Internship Presentation Internship Report
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  • 2013-2014
    • New Interns
      • Andrew Carty, Sustainability and the Greek Experience
      • Andrew is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs with a focus on Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management as well as Policy Analysis. He graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas in 2012 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Biology. Andrew is highly involved with the GPSO Sustainability Committee as well as with the IU Faculty Council. This year, Andrew will work with IU’s fraternity and sorority community, connecting chapter Sustainability Chairs with the mission and purpose of the IU Office of Sustainability, and advancing those roles to create a more defined community of support. Additionally, Andrew will work closely to establish relationships with unhoused fraternities and sororities (including the Multi-Cultural Greek Council and the National Pan-Hellenic Council) to explore sustainability options within those groups.
      • Liz Essman, No Waste
      • Liz is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in SPEA, with a concentration in environmental policy and natural resource management. Previously, she served as a project leader for sustainability initiatives at the Missouri Botanical Gardens’ Earthways Institute.  She also coordinated activities at the Office of Sustainability of her alma mater.  Liz will now pursue waste minimization efforts and strive to develop stronger recycling and composting practices on campus.
      • Heather Oslund, Hoosier to Hoosier
      • Heather is currently a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master in Public Affairs. As an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, where she received a B.S. in Biology with concentrations in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior, Heather was a volunteer with the Campus Environmental Center on the recycling committee and for the Trash to Treasure community sale. This year she plans to work on organizational strategies to optimize waste diversion and continue to foster relationships throughout the community of Bloomington through the Hoosier to Hoosier community sale.
      • Justin Owen, Document Management, Paper Usage and Reduction
      • Justin Owen is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Masters of Public Affairs and a Masters of Environmental Science. He holds a BA in Geography from Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah, where he was heavily involved in moving that institution towards its goal of carbon neutrality and planning the Intermountain Sustainability Summit. During this academic year, Justin will work with the Sustainable IT Working Group to research innovative solutions such as the paperless classroom and digitization, reduce paper consumption at IU, and increase awareness about electronic options.
      • Christopher Round, Financing Renewable Energy
        Christopher Round is a dual MSES/MPA candidate at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs.  He is originally from north of Boston, having graduated from Merrimack College and attended Harvard University as a special student.  Prior to attending Indiana University he worked as a marine biologist and as a political activist on climate change.  His current project is determining a plan to finance renewable energy here at IU.
      • Kelsey Smith, Green Events Planning and Local Food Sourcing at the IMU
      • Kelsey is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in nutrition with minors in chemistry and the anthropology of food.  Her passion for food, cooking, and community has nourished her interests in food politics, food networks, and health.  This year, Kelsey will be working with Sodexo Dining Services, food provider for the Indiana Memorial Union, in promoting their green event certification.  She will also be taking advantage of community resources by sourcing local food to be served in the IMU.
      • Henri Venable, Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiatives
      • Henri is a graduate student at SPEA with interests in non-profit management and sustainability. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington State University in 2010. Eventually finding his way to Bloomington, Henri started volunteering with the Bloomington Community Bike Project and rediscovered his passion for bicycling as a fun, affordable, healthy, and sustainable means of transportation. Henri will be focusing his efforts on successfully launching a campus bike share program, improving online resources, and promoting bicycle transportation on campus.
      • Nadia Lovko, Sustainability Metrics and Reporting 
      • Nadia is an undergraduate student in SPEA pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. Over the summer, she studied Feeding Ecology for Animals at the University of Colorado Boulder's fMountain Research Station. This year, Nadia will be guding the collection of data for the Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating Systems (STARS) in collaboration with the seven working groups to show progress towards our sustainable goals. She will also complete other national and international metrics and update the campus sustainability dashboard.
    • Continuing Interns
      • Angela Babb, Strategic Planning and Implementation for Sustainable Food ababb@umail.iu.edu
        Angela is pursuing a Master of Arts in Geography with a concentration on food security. She was previously an accountant for a local organic gardening store after graduating from IU with a BS in Mathematics in 2007. She has been researching local food networks and food deserts in Bloomington, and she serves as co-chair of the Assessment Working Group of the Bloomington Food Policy Council. This summer, she will be developing metrics for tracking the sustainability of food on the IUB campus, as well as setting goals for educational and operational programming, and implementing initiatives for achieving the goals outlined during the strategic planning process.
      • Angelo Bardales, Green Teams afbardal@umail.iu.edu
        Angelo is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Environmental Science dual degree with a focus on Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. He graduated from Cornell University in 2011 with a B.A. in Science of Earth Systems and a concentration in Atmospheric Sciences. This summer he will work with faculty and staff to coordinate green teams across the IUB campus to develop office resources and suggested policy documents, encourage communication, and promote their efforts through social media tools.
      • Sarah Baulac, Developing and Supporting Curricular and Co-Curricular Sustainability Initiatives sbaulac@imail.iu.edu
        Sarah is an undergraduate student in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, majoring in Environmental Management. She will begin the Accelerated Master’s Program at SPEA in Fall 2014, concentrating in sustainable development. Her interests include pollution prevention strategies and habitat protection. This summer, she will work to promote synergy between faculty, groups, and departments that teach, promote, and practice sustainability. She will also continue the advertisement of course offerings related to sustainability and create a sustainability summit for student leaders.
      • Sarah Brindle, Sustainability Funding Development sbrindle@indiana.edu
        Sarah is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in sustainable development and public finance. She attended IU as an undergraduate and received a B.A. in religious studies and political science. Sarah currently works as a graduate assistant for SPEA’s Marketing and Communications Office and volunteers at the fair trade store Global Gifts. This summer, Sarah will be working on developing external funding sources for sustainability initiatives on campus. This will involve meeting with the IU Foundation and IU Alumni Association staff, writing case statements, researching potential grants and donors, preparing grant applications, communicating with potential donors, and utilizing social media to develop funding.
      • Audrey Brinkers, Campus Garden and Edible Campus Initiative Coordination aebrinke@umail.iu.edu
        Audrey is an undergraduate student at the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a Biology degree and Animal Behavior certificate. She has spent previous summers interning with Growing Places Indy, working in the Department of Horticulture at the Indianapolis Zoo, and heading several educational projects which focus on sustainable food security. Her love of plants and people have fed her interest in growing and educating, and she currently serves as president of SPROUTS on campus.
      • Kayleen Glaser, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Tools, Processes and University Standards kayaglas@imail.iu.edu
        Kayleen is a law student pursuing a Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) from the Maurer School of Law with a concentration in environmental law. She graduated with honors from the Kelley School of Business. She is a member of the Environmental Law Society and has volunteered extensively with the Tenant’s Assistance Project and Outreach for Legal Literacy. This summer, she will collaborate with the University Architects Office to streamline the LEED certification process to improve certification efficiency, increase the accuracy of energy modeling, and standardize the processes and procedures necessary for successful LEED projects.
      • Rachel Joseph, Sustainability and the First Year Experience rljoseph@umail.iu.edu
        Rachel is an undergraduate in IU’s College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Anthropology with a focus on Social and Cultural Anthropology. She is also minoring in Creative Writing and has interned and free-lanced for The Herald-Times newspaper in Bloomington. In the past, Rachel has volunteered for several local businesses and organizations, including the Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard community gardens, the Community Kitchen of Monroe County, and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This summer, Rachel will be focusing her efforts on advancing a culture of sustainability for first year students, creating and disseminating initiatives and resources so that new students can begin their IU careers with an informed and a sustainable mindset.
      • Lisa Martens, Greening of the Health Center lmmarten@indiana.edu
        Lisa is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science concentrating in Environmental Management with a particular interest in the energy field. She earned a B.S from the University of Michigan in 2009 in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies.
      • Amanda Redfern, Greening of the Athletic Department aredfern@umail.iu.edu
        Amanda is a SPEA undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Management with a minor in Human Resources. She is currently a member of the Indiana University Women's Water Polo team, and is also a member of the SPEA Undergraduate Student Association. This summer, she will be partnering with the Athletic Department to help promote and enhance their sustainable practices.
      • Jessica Stavole, Utilities Conservation Project Coordination jstavole@indiana.edu
        My internship experiences with various organizations including the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where I developed an underwater acoustic model to show the impact of the installation of offshore wind turbines on marine mammals, to the self-starter projects that I have undertaken have fostered my passion for renewable energies and sustainable communities. Playing a key role in the founding of two organizations, the NEXUS Community Garden and the Evanston Community Learning Center, sparked my interest in education, community beautification and environmental stewardship. This interest led me to an internship at the Civic Garden Center, a non-profit organization of Greater Cincinnati, where my responsibilities included the planning of educational programs as well as community garden development and maintenance. In addition, I independently performed Biophysics research and taught at the Great Lakes Science Center throughout my undergraduate degree at Xavier University.
      • Mary Roper, Green Purchasing Policies and  Procedures mkroper@umail.iu.edu
      • Mary Roper is an undergraduate student in the Kelley School of Business pursuing degrees in Marketing and International Business with a minor in Spanish. Prior to the IUOS Internship, she served as the Director of Environmentalism for the Residence Hall Association working on implementing various sustainable initiatives and programs within the Residence Halls. Growing up on a farm in rural Indiana stimulated her interest for various environmental aspects. As the Green Purchasing Policies and Procedures intern, Mary will be furthering research on the barriers and best practices for affordable and sustainably sourced purchasing options for Indiana University.
  • 2012-2013
    • 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.
    • Sharlene Fish, Green Teams Coordination. Shar is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science joint degree with a concentration in Nonprofit Management and Applied Ecology. Before enrolling at IU, Shar spent eight years as a manager and fund development officer in the nonprofit and for-profit sector. Her interests include sustainable agriculture and animal wellness, and she is a Certified Master Gardener. This year, Shar will continue working with faculty and staff to coordinate the Green Teams Program across the IUB campus, with a special focus on Green Team resource and network development.
    • 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.
    • Haley Long, Sustainability and the First Year Experience. Haley is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a General Studies degree with a professional focus in Sustainability and a minor in Religious Studies. In the past she has interned with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard food pantry and community garden, and has volunteered extensively with American Cancer Society. Through her work with Mother Hubbard's Cupboard she has worked with youth organizations in the community to teach the youth of Bloomington about organic gardening and food security. This year, Haley will coordinate the first Greenest Floor Challenge. She will also be working to incorporate sustainability into the New Student Orientation and to create resources for incoming freshman interested in sustainability.
    • 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.
    • Alexandra Aznar, Energy and Built Environment: Utility 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.
    • Karina Cardella, Energy and Built Environment: Utility Data Analyst Karina is currently pursing a dual degree in Environmental Science and Spanish through SPEA and the College of Arts and Sciences. She is also pursing a certificate in management through the Liberal Arts Management Program offered through the College of Arts and Sciences. She will be working with the IUB Physical Plant Utilities Information Project task committee as a data analyst to identify data anomalies and produce reports.
    • 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.
    • Carolyn Raider, Energy and Built Environment: Utility Conservation in Academic Buildings Carolyn is a dual masters candidate of environmental science and public affairs at SPEA with concentrations in energy and sustainable development. After graduating from Skidmore College with a BA in Environmental Science, she went on to teach both photography with National Geographic Student Expeditions and English to high school students in Northern Italy. This year, she will be responsible for analyzing IU's energy consumption and determining methods of conservation and sustainable behavior. She will also be responsible for coordinating the fall 2012 Energy Challenge.
    • 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.
  • 2011-2012
    • Amy Allen, Green Teams Program. Amy is a SPEA undergraduate majoring in Environmental Management. Before enrolling at IU, Amy spent eight years in private sector management. Her interests include urban agriculture and the development of sustainable communities. This year, Amy will continue to coordinate the Green Teams Program, with a special focus on member recruitment and Green Team network development.
    • Shannon Beatty, Keep IU Beautiful. Task Force Shannon is a Kelley undergraduate majoring in Business Economics and Public Policy with minors in Sociology and Psychology. She has volunteered her time to further sustainability on IU’s campus with her involvement in several leadership positions: Vice President of Environmental Affairs of McNutt Residential Housing, Vice President of Treasury of Greeks Go Green, and Sustainability chair for Gamma Phi Beta. This semester Shannon will work with a diverse group of campus and community stakeholders to identify strategies for reducing litter on the IUB campus.
    • Bridget Flynn, Sustainability and the First Year Experience.  Bridget is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing majors in Environmental Ethics (through the Individualized Major Program) and Religious Studies with a minor in Sociology. She has interned with Mercy For Animals, a non-profit animal advocacy organization, and she currently writes and edits for Indy Vegans. This summer, as an IUOS intern, Bridget coordinated the first sustainability IUBeginnings trip and helped with greening New Student Orientation. This fall she is promoting and maintaining the Green Dorm Certification Program and creating resources for first-year students interested in sustainability.
    • John Hageman, Greening the Athletics Department. John is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Environmental Stewardship and Sociology. When John was a freshman he formed the Campus Improvement Alliance, a student organization aimed at improving the relationship between humans and the natural environment by cleaning up trash on campus. Since then, he has remained active in the IU community by serving as a member of Greeks Go Green and as Philanthropy Chair for his Fraternity. This year, John will work to integrate green principles into the operations and administration of Athletics Department events and programming.
    • Benjamin Inskeep, Sustainability Reporting and Metrics.  Ben is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Science in Environmental Science joint degree with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. Ben graduated from IU in 2009 with a B.S. in Psychology and a certificate in the Liberal Arts and Management Program. This fall Ben will work with the Office of Sustainability on evaluating IU's progress toward sustainability, which will involve improving reporting methods and database development to facilitate completion of campus sustainability rating systems.
    • Rachel Irvine, Living Sustainably Off-Campus. Rachel is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Science through the College of Arts and Sciences and SPEA. She has previously served as the Environmental Director for Collins Living Learning Center on IU’s campus. She has also interned with the Water Task Force under the Bloomington Commission on Sustainability, for which she focused on water conservation issues, culminating in a public rainbarrel-making workshop last spring. This year, she will collaborate with IUOS and the City of Bloomington’s Sustainability Coordinator to continue previous interns’ work in implementing sustainable living resources and opportunities for IU’s off-campus residents.
    • Erica Bramlet, Resource Use and Recycling Working Group: Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale.  Erica is an undergraduate student in SPEA and the Kelley School of Business, pursuing a major in environmental management and a certificate in Business Foundations. Erica works as a copy editor at the Indiana Daily Student and a teaching assistant through SPEA, with career plans that include reducing humans’ impacts on the environment. This year she will coordinate the third annual Hoosier to Hoosier Community sale, diverting reusable goods from landfills while also benefitting community organizations and integrating educational aspects into the program such as service learning classes.
    • Sara Dille, Environmental Quality and Land Use Working Group: Fume Hood and Labs 21. Pilot Sara is pursuing a Master of Environmental Science and a Masters of Public Affairs with concentrations in Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment and Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. Sara graduated from Wheeling Jesuit University in 2010 with a B.S. in Chemistry. This academic year, Sara will be expanding the “shut the sash” campaign which is aimed at reducing electricity when fume hood sashes are left open. She will be developing educational outreach materials as well as an incentive program for laboratories interested in conservation.
    • Nolan Hendon, Energy and Built Environment Working Group: Utilities Conservation Project. Nolan is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in Sustainable Development and Energy. In 2006, he graduated from Indiana University Southeast with majors in International Studies and Spanish. This school year, his work will include creating monthly utility usage reports for many of the academic and residential buildings on campus, helping in the coordination and preparation of the fall and spring Energy Challenges, and promoting water and energy conservation on campus.
    • Stephanie Hopkins, Food Working Group: IUB Campus Garden Initiative. Stephanie is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in sustainable development and applied ecology. Stephanie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2010 with a B.S. in biology and a B.S. in anthropology. This year, she will be administering the Edible Campus Steering Committee and preparing for the first growing season at the Initiative's central campus garden.
    • Hannah Hunt, Transportation Working Group: Bicycle Friendly Campus Initiatives.  Hannah is an undergraduate studying Political Science and Environmental Affairs. During the past summer, she worked as a research assistant for the University of Louisville's Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods (SUN) in Louisville, Kentucky. As the intern for Bike Friendly initiatives at IU, Hannah will work to improve bicycle access by increasing alternative transportation resources, hosting educational events, and fostering a bike-friendly culture.
    • Joowon Kim, Sustainable Computing Working Group: Document Management.  Joowon is an undergraduate studying Economic Consulting, Public Policy, and International Business in the Kelley School of Business is a member of the Consulting Workshop. As the co-founder of World Access United, Joowon has been working with socially-minded business students from Europe and North America to establish an international network where students around the world can discuss various global issues. This year, she will be collaborating with the Sustainable Computing Working Group to effectively implement strategies to reduce paper creation and retention and promote paper reduction strategies to faculty, staff and students.
    • Alexi Lamm, Academic Initiatives Working Group: Sustainability Academic Programs and Research Clearinghouse. Alexi is a SPEA graduate student, pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at SPEA. Alexi graduated from Arkansas State University with a B.F.A. in graphic design and subsequently served as a Peace Corps health education volunteer in Albania. Last year Alexi served as the IUOS intern/coordinator of the Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale. She continues to work for IUOS as an intern with the Academic Initiatives Workgroup where she will build upon previous interns' work to create an accessible and accurate information source about sustainability-related research, courses, organizations, and activities on campus.
    • Mary Liang: Energy and Built Environment Working Group: LEED Documentation and Evaluation.  Mary is pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs, focusing on energy and sustainable development. She graduated in 2010 from Franklin and Marshall College with a BA in environmental science, and has worked with the Lower East Side Ecology Center in NYC to increase sustainability in small businesses. This fall, Mary will work to streamline the process of meeting the silver LEED requirement for new IU buildings.
    • Will McHenry, Energy and Built Environment Working Group: Energy Challenge Program.   Will is an undergraduate studying French Literature in the College of Arts in Sciences. Will previously served Indiana University as the Director of Environmental Affairs for the Residence Hall Association. This year, he will continue his summer work of piloting, evaluating and revising a new promotional campaign for the Energy Challenge program. This campaign is intended to increase awareness of and participation in the challenge among residence halls and the academic buildings.
    • Mark Milby, Resource Use and Recycling Working Group: Campus Waste Audit Program.  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 coordinate waste audits in several buildings across campus. Using data from the audits, he will help implement new strategies for increasing user education and participation with the goal of increasing waste diversion at IU.
    • David Roedl, Sustainable Computing Working Group: Measurement Analysis and Campus Sustainability Dashboard Development.   David is a PhD student studying Human-Computer Interaction in the School of Informatics and Computing. He earned a B.S and a M.S from IU and recently worked as a user experience designer for Opower, an energy-efficiency software company. This year, he will be designing strategies for leveraging campus utility and other sustainability-related data to encourage sustainable behaviors.
    • Sara Swan, Academic Initiatives Working Group: New Review of Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Sustainability. Sara is an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing degrees in French and Sustainable Food Security (through the Individualized Major Program) and a certificate in Nonprofit Management. She serves as president of Slow Food IU, volunteers in Mother Hubbard Cupboard's gardens, and has interned with Growing Places Indy, an urban gardening nonprofit. This year, I will be conducting research about peer institutions’ development and implementation of sustainability-related degree programs, as well as inclusive and comprehensive curriculum in sustainability studies well suited to students with varying academic backgrounds and career interests.
  • 2009-2010
    • Farah Abi-Akar, Strategic Energy Planning. Farah Abi-Akar is a dual master degree student at SPEA pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science. Farah’s studies focus on environmental policy as well as environmental toxicology, chemistry and risk assessment. She has worked in environmental economics while at IU and was a Presidential Fellow for the Chicago Transit Authority during the summer of 2008, where she monitored and reduced facilities energy usage. Farah received a B.S. in environmental science from the University of Illinois. During her internship with IUOS, Farah will assess campus buildings energy efficiency and aim to reduce their energy consumption.
    • Brandon Baatz, Campus Recycling. Brendon Baatz is a second year graduate student at SPEA, pursuing his Master of Public Affairs in policy analysis and environmental policy and natural resource management. In 2007, he received a B.S. in Political Science from Arizona State University. Brendon worked in the executive division of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality before attending graduate school at SPEA. While interning with IUOS, Brendon will work to further initiatives related to campus recycling and to increase awareness of recycling programs on campus.
    • McKenzie Beverage, Energy Challenge. Mckenzie Beverage is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at SPEA. She graduated from IUB in December 2007 with a B.S. in international studies with a minor in communication and culture.After her first year at SPEA, Mckenzie completed a six month internship with at Southface Energy Institute, a non-profit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities. This academic year she will serve for a second time as the coordinator of the third annual IU Energy Challenge Coordinator, encouraging energy and water conservation in a competition among dorms and Greek houses.
    • Nathan Bower-Bir, Greening of the IMU. Nathan Bower-Bir is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in neuroscience, physics, and mathematics. For the past three years, he served as the chair of Volunteers in Sustainability and helped plan a series of successful campus-wide events titled SustainIU. This past summer, as an IUOS intern, Nathan looked into the ways IU builds new buildings and assessed IU’s approach to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) criteria. This academic year, Nathan will be helping to coordinate the Greening of the Indiana Memorial Union Charette, an intensive planning exercise to improve sustainability practices at the iconic IMU.
    • Marie Buckingham, Funding Opportunities for IUOS. Marie Buckingham is a senior honors student at SPEA pursuing a degree in environmental management with a minor in economics. She is also serving as the undergraduate representative for the Environmental Management Association. Last summer, Marie served as an IUOS intern researching and developing a native prairie restoration plan. Marie’s current internship will involve researching grant opportunities and models for internal and external funding of campus sustainability initiatives and their relative fiscal impact. She will also continue to explore revolving loan funds for energy-efficiency upgrades and possible implementation of that strategy at IUB.
    • Andrew Davis, Bike and Pedestrian Infrastructure. Andy Davis is a second year Master of Public Affairs student at SPEA concentrating in sustainable development and policy analysis. He earned his B.A. in religion from Wabash College. After serving as a production assistant at Bloomington’s Community Access Television Services, Andy developed and funded a film and media program titled Changing Gears, documenting he and his wife’s bike journey from Bloomington to San Francisco in search of local sustainability projects and environmentally friendly communities. Last summer, Andy served as the IUOS communications and outreach intern. This academic year,, Andy will help to identify and evaluate ways to support IUB and the Bloomington community as they develop short and long term ways to implement alternative transportation projects.
    • Isaac Farley, Greening of the Athletic Department. Isaac Farley is a first year SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in sustainable development and comparative and international affairs. Isaac graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in environmental science and ecology. After spending two years in Belize as a Peace Corps volunteer, he worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a Literacy Director at a small non-profit.Through his internship with IOUS, Isaac will be coordinating with IU Athletics staff to create a strategic plan for greening athletic facilities and events.
    • Ashleigh Klingman, Feasibility of Acquiring Alternatively Fueled Buses. Ashleigh Klingman is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in sustainable development and comparative international affairs from SPEA and a Master of Arts in education and language from the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). Ashleigh graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, with degrees in environmental policy, Spanish/Portuguese and cultural anthropology. This academic year, Ashleigh will assess the feasibility of purchasing alternatively-fueled buses for the IU fleet as well as the impact these buses could have on sustainability at IU.
    • Laura Knudsen, E-Waste Solutions. Laura Knudsen is a SPEA graduate student pursuing both a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs. Her studies focus on environmental toxicology, chemistry and risk assessment and environmental policy and natural resource management. This past summer, Laura completed a fellowship with the EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response in Washington, DC where she researched and presented work on community involvement regarding renewable energy reuse projects on contaminated land sites. This school year, for the second time, Laura will be assisting with the coordination of an electronic waste collection event for Indiana University and the City of Bloomington, to be held in the spring of 2010. She will also be working on the development of a permanent e-waste collection system on campus as well as increasing awareness of e-waste issues by planning educational events.
    • Kari Metcalf, Wetland and Stream Inventory of IUB and Five Regional Campuses. Kari Metcalf is a second year graduate student at SPEA pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs, where her studies focus on water resources. Kari graduated from the University of North Carolina, Ashville, with a B.S. in environmental studies and, following graduation in 2007, served as an AmeriCorps member working for a watershed protection group in West Virginia. Kari’s internship will involve working with the Department of Environmental Health and Safety to complete the campus wetland inventory started last summer by an IUOS intern. The project also will include the addition of campus stream inventories. The indentified wetland areas will provide IU with complete knowledge of its water resources for future planning, construction, and mitigation activities.
    • Laura Nading, Integrating Sustainability into First Year Experience Programs. Laura Nading is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in international studies and community sustainability with a minor in Germanic studies. On campus, she has worked with INPIRG and the Indiana-Ecuador Partnership For Sustainable Development to address issues of sustainability and social justice within community settings. This year Laura will be developing sustainability education and awareness programming for first year students at Indiana University.
    • Jamie Panunzio, Sustainability Reporting Research and Database. Jamie Panunzio is pursuing a Masters of Science in Environmental Science and a Masters of Public Affairs at SPEA. She graduated from Saint Anselm College with a B.A. in biology. As an undergrad, Jamie undertook research projects involving biodiesel production and the addition of glycerin to compost, as well as the effects of climate change on the salamander population Plethodon cinereus. Jamie’s internship with IUOS will involve researching, organizing and reporting IU data to a standardized ranking system designed to evaluate sustainability.
    • John Patishnock, Reclamation and Resale of Reusable Student Moveout Waste. John Pashtinock is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts from the School of Journalism. John graduated from Penn State University B.A. in communications and a minor in sociology. John has completed a number of films, including two full-length documentaries that focus on environmental efforts and programs. Through his internship with IUOS, John will work to develop strategies on the IUB campus that will help reduce the amount of waste generated by students during the move-out time period; he will also be working on ways to reduce the amount of items students buy in the first place.
    • Hana Ros, College Themester. Hana Ros is a first year graduate student at SPEA pursuing a Master of Public Affairs with concentrations in sustainable development and policy analysis. Hana graduated from IU Bloomington with a B.A. in political science and international affairs. Through an internship with the U.S. Department of State and as the former Lectures Director for Union Board at IUB, she gained valuable policy and programming experience. This academic year, Hana will help prepare for the College of Arts & Sciences Fall 2010 Themester sustain.ability: Thriving on a Small Planet. Hana will assist in developing new courses, service-learning projects, lectures and community events to increase meaningful dialog on campus about issues of sustainability.
    • Tatyana Ruseva, Integrating Service Learning into Sustainability Coursework. Tatyana Ruseva is a doctoral student at SPEA studying environmental policy, public policy and institutional theories. As a past intern with the Education and Outreach Working Group of the IU Sustainability Task Force, she conducted a survey of IU coursework, academic programs, scholarly and co-curricular activities on sustainability and environmental literacy. This academic year, Tatyana will assist the Office for Service Learning with preparing the Summer 2010 Institute on Service-Learning and Sustainability; mapping IUB service-learning courses with a sustainability designation; and identifying university and community partners for future sustainability-oriented service-learning activities.
    • Martin Sorge, Sustainable Food Procurement. Martin Sorge is a first year graduate student at SPEA pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in sustainable and economic development. Martin graduated from IU Bloomington with a B.A. in English and worked in the food and wine industry in Chicago. Martin will be collaborating with the Sustainable Food Working Group for his current internship. Past investigations into how best to provide sustainable local and/or organic food and composting to the IUB community identified significant barriers; Martin will be working to develop solutions to these barriers.
    • Paul Stanley, Non-Academic Energy Audits. Paul Stanley is an undergraduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences working toward a degree in Sustainable Design through the Individualized Major Program. He has prior work experience in construction, as an entrepreneur, a videographer/editor, and as a caller for a bio-tech firm out of Kansas City. This academic year, Paul will conduct energy audits of non-academic buildings to identify opportunities for conservation.
    • Sarah Vessel, Green Team Coordination and Planning. Sarah Vessel is first year SPEA graduate student pursuing a dual Masters of Public Affairs with a concentration in sustainable development and a Masters of Science in Environmental Science. She graduated from Ball State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, and worked in a professional landscape architecture firm as a project designer from 2007-2009. As the Green Team Coordinator for the academic year, Sarah will focus on facilitating the efforts of existing and emerging Green Teams across campus in the implementation of sustainable initiatives at IUB.
    • Rachel Weeks, Water Conservation in Academic Buildings. Rachel Weeks is a senior in the Kelley School of Business majoring in business economics and public policy. After graduating in May, she plans to added graduate school to pursue a Master’s degree in economics or secondary education curriculum instruction. Rachel’s internship project focuses on water conservation among IUB’s academic buildings. This is a continuation of the work started last school year when Rachel was an IUOS intern. She hopes to generate fresh initiatives focusing on conserving water and raising awareness throughout campus.
  • 2010-2011
    • McKenzie Beverage, Fall Energy Challenge. Mckenzie Beverage is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs at SPEA. She graduated from IUB in December 2007 with a B.S. in international studies with a minor in communication and culture. After her first year at SPEA, Mckenzie completed a six month internship at Southface Energy Institute, a non-profit leader in the promotion of sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities. As the annual IU Energy Challenge coordinator, Mckenzie works to encourage energy and water conservation in a competition among dorms, Greek houses, and academic buildings on campus.
    • Briana Bobo, First Year Experience. Briana Bobo is a senior majoring in journalism. In the summer of 2008 she was the CitiBank Intern for Enterprise Community Partners where she was given the task of measuring and evaluating storm water quality and water conservation in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Through her IUOS internship, she will be collaborating with the Office of First Year Experience and Residential Programs and Services to encourage active involvement in sustainability among first year students.
    • Meredith Dowling, Resource Use and Recycling. Meredith is a SPEA graduate student and Service Corps Fellow pursuing a MS Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College, with minors in Geology and Gender Studies. Upon graduating from Oberlin, Meredith served a year-long appointment as the Assistant Sustainability Coordinator for the Oberlin College Office of Environmental Sustainability. This year, Meredith will work to coordinate waste minimization efforts of the "No Waste" initiative and supporting the Resource Use and Recycling Working Group.
    • Karin Dunne, Document Management. Karin Dunne is a first year graduate student at SPEA pursuing a Master in Public Affairs with concentrations in environmental policy and sustainability. Karin recently graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with majors in management and finance. Before starting graduate school, she worked for a consulting firm on an environmental impact statement and on updating a county’s comprehensive plan. As the document management and paper reduction intern for IUOS, she will be working to reduce paper usage on campus by analyzing current usage trends, researching possible digital alternatives, and finding ways to promote paper use reduction.
    • Emmy Fa, Green Events. Emmy Fa is a SPEA undergraduate majoring in environmental management with minors in business and Chinese. This past summer she interned with the Public and Environmental Affairs Division of Cupertino, California. During her time with IUOS, Emmy will be developing and executing an implementation plan for green events at IUB based on the best practices guide and certification system created by former IUOS intern Anne Kostyo. Additionally, Emmy will work with students to develop a green events consultancy corps aimed at providing student, faculty and staff with expertise on green event planning.
    • Isaac Farley, Greening of the Athletic Department. Isaac Farley is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Public Affairs in sustainable development and comparative and international affairs. Isaac graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.S. in environmental science and ecology. After spending two years in Belize as a Peace Corps volunteer, he worked in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a literacy director at a small non-profit. This school year Isaac will continue to coordinate with IU Athletics staff to create and implement a strategic plan for greening athletic facilities and events.
    • Elisabeth Gawthrop, Academic Programs and Research Clearinghouse. Elisabeth Gawthrop is a senior majoring in environmental science with a concentration in oceanography. She is the coordinator of Volunteers in Sustainability, a research assistant in the Indiana Geological Survey, and a performer with the IU Singing Hoosiers in the Jacobs School of Music. As the research clearinghouse intern for IUOS, she will compile and summarize sustainability-related academic research conducted by IU faculty.
    • Aaron Harmon, Green Teams. Aaron Harmon is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in the Department of Communication and Culture. Focusing on two areas of research—rhetoric and public culture and performance and ethnography—Aaron is interested in promoting the integration of ecological and social justice goals through practices such as urban gardens, community development, and environmental communication. This academic year, Aaron will continue his summer internship working with faculty and staff in an effort to extend the Green Team Program to buildings across the IUB campus.
    • Stephanie Hopkins, Campus Garden Pilot. Stephanie Hopkins is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in sustainable development and applied ecology. Stephanie graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2010 with a B.S. in biology and a B.S. in anthropology. As an IUOS intern this school year, she will focus on implementing a pilot campus community garden and determining campus-wide uses for garden produce.
    • Matt Kerby, Strategic Land Management. Matt Kerby is a SPEA graduate student pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Master of Public Affairs with concentrations in environmental policy and natural resource management and water resources. He received his undergraduate degree in environmental studies and economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He went on to work at Pepperdine University where he managed restoration and scientific research projects on the impacts of invasive animal species on stream ecosystems. As the strategic land management intern for IUOS, he will be reviewing and analyzing IUB’s Campus Master Plan to help prioritize the implementation of future land management projects.
    • Alexi Lamm, Hoosier to Hoosier Community Sale. Alexi Lamm graduated from Arkansas State University with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Following school, she spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer focusing on health education in Albania and is now in her first year of graduate school at SPEA, working towards a Master of Public Affairs with concentrations in environmental policy and natural resource management. This academic year, she will coordinate the second annual Hoosier to Hoosier sale, an effort to collect reusable items when students move out in the spring and organize a community sale of those items in the fall when students return. The primary objectives of the sale include diverting items from the landfill, preventing new resource consumption, and raising money for charity.
    • Will McHenry, Spring Energy Challenge. Will is an undergraduate studying French in the College of Arts in Sciences. Will previously served Indiana University as the Director of Environmental Affairs for the Residence Hall Association. This year, he will work to encourage energy and water conservation in a competition among dorms, Greek houses, and academic buildings on campus. He will also be using the results of the Fall Energy Challenge to investigate the year-long effects of the energy challenge on student, faculty, and staff behavior.
    • Amy O'Shea, Campus Bike Initiatives. Amy O'Shea is pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs. She holds a B.A. in political science with a minor in earth and atmospheric sciences from Purdue University. Prior to her studies at IU, Amy interned with the White House Council on Environmental Quality under the director of oversight for NEPA. She also interned for the South Coast Air Quality Management District researching marine vessel emissions. During her internship with IUOS, Amy will be developing a bike plan for the IUB campus, as well as applying for federal funds to execute bike initiatives outlined by IUOS and the Transportation Working Group.
    • Jamie Panunzio, Sustainability Reporting, Research and Database. Jamie Panunzio is pursuing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs. She graduated from Saint Anselm College with a B.A. in biology. As an undergraduate student, Jamie undertook research projects involving biodiesel production and the addition of glycerin to compost, as well as the effects of climate change on the salamander population Plethodon cinereus. Jamie’s internship with IUOS will continue her previous work researching, organizing and reporting IU data to a standardized ranking system designed to evaluate sustainability.
    • Alex Rekkas, Utilities Conservation. Alexandra Rekkas is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in environmental policy and natural resource management and applied ecology. She previously interned at the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago, focusing on energy efficiency issues in the Midwest. Alexandra holds a B.S. from Cornell University. During her internship with IUOS, Alexandra will assess water and electricity usage in campus buildings in order to reduce utility consumption.
    • Hana Ros, College Themester. Hana Ros is pursuing a Master of Public Affairs with concentrations in sustainable development and policy analysis. Hana graduated from IU Bloomington with a B.A. in political science and international affairs. After graduation, she gained valuable policy and programming experience through an internship with the U.S. Department of State and as the former Lectures Director for Union Board at IUB. This academic year, Hana will help with Themester 2010, sustain.ability: Thriving on a Small Planet. Through new courses, service-learning projects, lectures and community events, the Themester aims to increase meaningful dialog on campus and in the community about issues of sustainability.
    • Gerrell Williams, E-Waste. Gerrell Williams is a Juris Doctorate candidate in the Maurer School of Law. He received a B.A. from the University of Texas-Arlington in 2009. Gerrell previously interned for the Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management in the Office of Legal Counsel where he assisted on cases dealing with enforcement of environmental regulations for the state of Indiana. As the IUOS e-waste intern, Gerrell will be responsible for planning the 2011 Electronic Waste Collection Days event, which will include communicating and coordinating with other IU campuses, departments across the IUB campus, residence hall managers, and community and corporate partners, and working on implementation and reporting on the event.
  • 2008-2009
    • Mackenzie Beverage, IU Energy Challenge. The 2008 IU Energy Challenge proved that students can drive substantial reductions in energy and water use through simple conservation measures and a little competition. The 2009 IU Energy Challenge has even more potential by expanding the effort to include more dormitories in the competition and exploring new ways of engaging residents utilizing technology to raise awareness of energy use. Achieving another successful round of the Energy Challenge will require coordination between the Utilities Department, Residence Halls Staff, and numerous student groups. Additional tasks associated with this project include technical work integrating utility data into a web interface and exploring funding opportunities for proposed interactive educational displays.
    • Patrick Bourland, Bicycle and Pedestrian Infastructure. The 2008 summer transportation internship project noted several deficiencies in the provision of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure on campus. A continuation of the project is now be poised to prioritize improvements and propose locations for new facilities based on the previous assessment. Another gap noted in the summer project was a lack of defined pathways for cyclists through campus that would minimize conflicts with pedestrians. Part of this project would include research into funding opportunities for the development of sidepaths that may accompany other projects, such as the bypass expansion. Duties may also include research on design and standards for new bicycle parking facilities and signage.
    • Aimee Light, Diversity and Sustainability. In keeping with other recent initiatives on diversity at IU, engaging with minority communities at IUB on issues surrounding sustainability will serve to enrich the outcomes of the Sustainability Initiative for all students by bringing together diverse perspectives on the topic. Initial goals of this internship will be to canvas minority groups on campus about their attitudes towards issues of sustainability and gage their interest in further participation. This survey will help to link these campus groups with sustainability information and resources on campus and possibly identify new areas for future research. Groundwork laid in this effort could be used as a model for other IU campuses such as IUPUI to integrate diversity into their sustainability efforts.
    • Melissa Greulich, Campus Recycling Center Feasibility Study. Does the campus need an on-campus recycling center? There are many bins in the academic buildings and residence halls but they are not always convenient and do not process the wide range of items to recycle by campus users: residents and staff. This concept could take the form of a small center that would accept the traditional items: paper, newspaper, plastic, glass, plastic, metals; the site would also accept specialized recycling items such as household batteries, toner and cell phones, automotive motor oil, and some space for textbook/book donations for recycling, clothing, and possibly much more. Future possibilities include the prospect of the center becoming a “hub” for recycling on campus, and might be the vehicle to unify all of the currently separate recycling systems on campus. Such a center may also be allowed to serve near-campus apartment complexes whose residents may have difficulty transporting materials to one of the community recycling centers. The feasibility study could initially cover research into the recycling needs of the campus community, estimating the volume of material that might be expected, and exploring logistics between outside partners such as Hoosier Disposal and the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District.
    • Laura Knudson, E-Waste Solutions. This position would provide coordination support for an e-waste pick-up day in the Spring of 2009. The event would be hosted by a vendor from who IU purchases IT related hardware and would be open to the whole community. The possibly exists to also hold an event in Indianapolis. The vendor would pick up old monitors, cell phones, and other types of e-waste so that it can be handled appropriately, with zero cost to the community. This position could also aid in the Campus Recycling Center Feasibility Study with the creation of a long term plan for collecting smaller e-waste on campus - such as toner and ink cartridges, batteries, cell phones, etc. This position would benefit from a student who is willing to contact multiple people in multiple departments across campus, including residence hall managers, and outside partners.
    • Christina Musgrave & Kate Rogoski, Sustainable Food. In keeping with the recommendations made in the 2007 Campus Sustainability Report, the Sustainable Food Group proposed a permaculture initiative for implementation during the 2008-2009 academic year that would provide students with opportunities for rich hands-on educational experiences and leadership development and engage Indiana University in a concrete step towards becoming a more sustainable campus. The Sustainable Food Group proposed two student internships positions in the fall of 2008 and two internships in the spring 2009 with the aim of designing and implementing plans for two permaculture gardens: one organic food-production garden and one edible forest garden to include fruit-bearing trees and shrubs. The proposal was approved by the IU Architect’s office and a community garden internship program was subsequently designed for implementation in the fall of 2008.
    • Liz Beeler-McWhorter, Development of Sustainability Clearinghouse. The purpose of a clearinghouse for sustainability is to provide an avenue for experts, faculty, students, staff, and the local community to find information, instruction, collaboration, community links and networks, and direction in regards to issues relating to sustainability. This would encourage the development of university/local community partnerships allowing all to enlist the incredibly diverse range of expertise which the university and local community can provide for sustainability efforts. Initial steps on this project were completed in the 2008 Summer Program. Directions for an intern to explore and further this project include 1) the development of a virtual space housing documents and information on sustainability related resources both within the University and in the Bloomington community, 2) gathering content for the site, 3) identification of key personnel resources and garnering their participation, 4) contacting community representatives from K-12 schools, City of Bloomington and Monroe County, Bloomington USGBC Branch Chapter, and other organizations to establish a community network.
    • Amy Countryman, Campus Waste Audit. Past recycling reports have well established the percentage of IU’s total waste stream that is recycled; however little is known about the real potential for improvement in this area, i.e. we do not know the amount of recyclable material that is still in the waste stream. The sustainable food initiative could also benefit from information gathered in this exercise, as a substantial component of that initiative includes composting food waste from the campus. Planning a successful composting operation will require knowing the makeup of the waste stream we intend to process. Knowing the volume of material and how it fluctuates over the course of the year based on the amount of fresh ingredients used will allow for setting realistic expectations and goals for reducing this waste stream. Determining the relative amounts of carbon and nitrogen in the raw waste stream will determine the need to add amendments to compost effectively and at what cost.
    • Scott Byrne, Campus Tree Inventory. Internships in the summers of 2007 and 2008 have made significant progress inventorying and performing analysis on nearly 4,000 trees on the IUB Campus. However this is only a fraction of the 10,000+ trees contained in the University Architect’s database. Continuation of this project is vital to assessing the health and benefits provided by this important asset to the Bloomington Campus. In addition to continuing the inventory, an intern could be employed to support the efforts underway towards seeking the “Tree Campus USA” designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation.
    • Wes Kocher, Transportation Demand Management. In addition to providing facilities that enable students, faculty, and staff to choose alternative modes of transportation besides their own private automobiles, many peer institutions have developed transportation demand management policies that further encourage people to leave their automobiles at home and reduce the need for provisioning parking on campus. Recent interest has also been shown by the Campus Recreational Sports in finding ways to promote cycling and pedestrian travel as healthy lifestyle choices. This position is intended for researching policies enacted at peer institutions and exploring options for implementation at IUB. Additionally innovative online tools to help people realize their range of transportation options, such as the “Bloomington by Bike and Bus” developed this past summer could be further developed and integrated into appropriate IU and Bloomington websites.
    • Rachel Weeks, Utility Conservation, Water and Energy. In the past, the Utilities department has sponsored internships in water conservation in some of the highest usage buildings on campus. Duties included examining usage data for trends and inconsistencies, developing communication materials on water conservation and attempting to link trends in usage to implementation of conservation messages. The opportunity exists to further develop the methods already employed in this area and to expand them beyond water conservation and pilot similar initiatives in energy conservation.
    • Brian Wright, Utility Conservation, Auxiliary Departmental Buildings. IU owns a number of historic homes and other buildings surrounding the campus, which it utilizes for housing various research centers, office space, and support functions. Traditionally these buildings have been considered too small to make a difference in IU’s overall water and energy consumption. However, collectively these buildings make up a significant portion of the campuses utility consumption. The potential exists for two positions to work in this area. One half of this initiative will be analysis of past utility consumption in these buildings. Database and computer expertise will be required to format utility data into a useful form and establish priority areas for conservation measures. A second position will be to perform preliminary energy audits to identify obvious areas for building retrofits and improvements. Both interns will be responsible for researching the effectiveness and costs associated with improvements to these buildings. This will culminate in a plan for prioritizing investments in these properties and estimations of project payback figures.
    • Abby Schwimmer, Central Heating Plant Media Relations. This position is aimed at the development of promotional materials, fact sheets, and other media to publicize efforts by the IU Utilities Department on conservation and sustainability practices that are currently being employed. Part of this communication strategy will be to provide easy access for students looking to find out more information on energy use on campus and what they can do to improve on it.