Our Students

The Office of University Sustainability at Purdue employs a number of graduate and undergraduate assistants, who are invaluable in collecting and organizing valuable data on Purdue’s many sustainable initiatives. Our present student assistants are listed below.

Allison Turner

Allison Turner is an intern at the Office of University Sustainability and will spearhead the Eco-Reps program for the 2013-2014 academic year. Allison is a junior pursuing a degree in Natural Resources & Environmental Science and Political Science, and wishes Eco-Reps was around when she was a freshman. Allison is a 2013 Udall Scholar, and Purdue’s first Udall Scholar.

Danielle McNeely

Danielle McNeely is an intern at the Office of University Sustainability and is working on the RecycleMania Tournament. Danielle is a sophomore majoring in Agricultural Engineering with a focus in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering. She also leads the volunteer recruitment for Tailgate Team Recycling during the football season. She seeks to connect food and water security, sustainability, and engineering together to combat the current challenges faced by the globe.

Kirti Chintalapudi

Kirti Chintalapudi is a junior working towards a Dual Degree in Industrial Technology & Industrial Distribution at Purdue University's College of Technology. She studying topics such as Lean Manufacturing and Equipment Reliability and one her aims is to integrate her passion for Sustainability into this field. She is also the Vice President of the Boiler Green Initiative and Co-Founder of Project [Re]Green. As an Intern for the Office of University Sustainability, she is currently working on the Green Office Certification Program.

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown is an undergraduate senior currently working towards a B.S. in Environmental and Ecological Engineering. His degree is themed around urban systems and sustainability with a minor in both, Environmental Politics and Policy and Natural Resources and Environmental Science. As an OUS intern he has worked on the Tailgate Recycling program and the Eco-Reps program. He has a dream of more sustainable world, one that can be started at Purdue University.

Tony Gillund

Tony Gillund completed a B.S in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University in December of 2008. After working in the landscape architecture/urban design industry for several years, he has returned to Purdue as a graduate student in the Ecological Science and Engineering program.  As a Graduate Intern for the Office of Sustainability, he is currently compiling an inventory of sustainability and sustainability-related courses.  Upon completion of the course inventory, it will be posted on the Office of Sustainability website for the use of all students interested in learning more about sustainability.

Lindsey Hummel

Lindsey Hummel is working with Purdue’s AASHE Stars certifications as well as with the Purdue Farmers Market as an intern at the Office of University Sustainability. Lindsey is a junior studying Natural Resources & Environmental Science and Spanish. Her degree is focused around environmental policy and sustainable development.  She is the current President of the Purdue Environmental Science Club and is active in the Student Sustainability Council on campus.

Daniel Franz

Daniel is an upcoming sophomore majoring in Environmental and Ecological Engineering with a theme of urban systems and sustainability. As a freshman, Daniel worked on a number of student led initiatives as a part of an honors sustainability course. As an intern for Office of University Sustainability, Daniel will be focusing on managing and updating the OUS website.

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