Live Green! Leadership Team

We are excited to introduce the 2021-2022 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
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“Anything which is troubling you, anything which is irritating you, THAT is your teacher.” - Ajahn Chah

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 Intern Leadership Team

Hannah Randall

Sustainability Coordinator
Graduate Student in Architecture
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Email: hrbartel@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“No matter how complex global problems may seem [. . .] They cannot be beyond our power to resolve”
- Daisaku Ikeda

 

 

Valentine Chenus

Campus and Community Engagement Intern
Junior, Enironmental Science
Hometown: 
Email: vchenus@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:

“Your actions matter. No action or voice is too small to make a difference.” -Vanessa Nakate
 

Ashley Kleve

Campus and Community Engagement Intern
Sophomore, Environmental Science and a minor in Sustainability
Hometown: Spirit Lake, IA
Email: akleve@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
 “It’s not our abilities that show what we truly are […] it is our choices”- Dumblebore
 

Isabelle Legan

Social Media Engagement Intern
Senior in Global Resource Systems and Advertising, minor in Sustainability
Hometown: Riverside, IL
Email: iclegan@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“Consume less, create more” - Unknown
 

Lucia Rizzo

Smart Business Challenge Intern
Senior, Business Analytics and Marketing
Hometown: Woodbury, MN
Email: lrizzo@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
 “When the well is dry, we learn the value of water”
- Ben Franklin
 

Elizabeth Smith

Sustainability Benchmarking & Certification Intern
Junior, Environmental Science
Hometown: Waterloo, IA
Email: edsmith1@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
 

Lydia Youngquist

Smart Business Challenge Intern
Senior, Accounting, minor in Leadership Studies
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Email: lydiayo@iastate.edu
Favorite Sustainability Quote:
 “I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.” -Mother Theresa