Live Green! Leadership Team

We are excited to introduce the 2017-18 Live Green! Leadership Team. Together, we are committed to providing education, engagement and empowerment opportunities to make Iowa State University as green and sustainable as possible for all students, faculty and staff. Please contact us with your ideas and questions, or sign up for our e-mail list to stay in the loop with announcements, volunteer opportunities and more. We look forward to working with you!

E-mail: livegreen@iastate.edu

Director of Sustainability

Merry Rankin

Alumna Class of 1987 and 1998
Hometown: Attica, IA
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contact:

Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability
Iowa State University
700 Wallace Road
108 General Services Building
Ames, IA 50011-4013
515-294-5052 Office
515-294-4593 Fax
mrankin@iastate.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Team Members

Paige Anson

Marketing and Communications Intern
Junior
Studies: Journalism, Environmental Science
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Email: pmanson@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"By actively pursuing awareness and knowledge, we can make choices that cause less harm and greater good to others in the global community of our shared earth." -- Zoe Weil

Madeleine Blandin

10-Year Strategic Initiatives Intern
Senior
Studies: Marketing, Event Management
Hometown: De Witt, IA
Email: mblandin@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." -- Anne Frank

Molly Breen

10-Year Strategic Initiatives Intern
Senior
Studies: Finance
Hometown: Lakeville, MN
Email: mkbreen@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"We never know the the worth of water til the well is dry." -- Thomas Fuller

Krishaun Burns

Marketing and Communications Intern
Junior
Studies: Public Relations, Event Management
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Email: koburns@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"Sustainability is a peace policy with the future." -- Dr. Klaus Topfer

RJ Green

Sustainability Strategic Planning Intern
Senior
Studies: Biology, Sustainability, Political Science
Hometown: Underwood, IA
Email: rjgreen@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Heidi Kalb

Special Initiatives Intern
Senior
Studies: Global Resource Systems, Nutritional Sciences
Hometown: Aurora, IA
Email: kalbh@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." -- VanGough

Steve Kohtz

Sustainability Coordinator
Ph.D. Student in Human Computer Interaction
Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Email: sakohtz@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"What we do today can improve all our tomorrows." -- Ralph Marston

Scott Nemec

Smart Business Challenge Intern
Junior
Studies: Marketing, Environmental Studies
Hometown: Tinley Park, IL
Email: snemec@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale, blue dot, the only home we've ever known." -- Carl Sagan

Taylor Silvestrini

Smart Business Challenge Intern
Senior
Studies: Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Hometown: Des Moines, IA
Email: tws@iastate.edu
 
Motivation for a Sustainable Future:

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." -- Albert Einstein