Live Green! Leadership Team

We are excited to introduce the 2020-2021 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!


Director of Sustainability

Merry Rankin

Alumna Class of 1987 and 1998
Hometown: Attica, IA
Favorite Resiliency Quote:
“Be willing to be a beginner every day.” - Meister Eckhart


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











Student Intern Leadership Team

Hannah Bartel

Sustainability Coordinator
Graduate Student in Architecture
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Favorite Resiliency Quote:
“I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” - Maya Angelou



McKenzie Davison

Marketing and Communications Intern
Junior in Agriculture Studies
Hometown: Geneseo, IL
Favorite Resiliency Quote:
“She stood in the storm and the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.”- Elizabeth Edwards

Amanda Fortman

Marketing and Communications Intern
Senior in Agriculture Communications and
Global Resource Systems
Hometown:Manchester, IA
Favorite Resiliency Quote:
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” - Confucius

Edgar Guillen

Ames Smart Business Challenge Intern 
Senior in Marketing and Management
Hometown: Plano, IL
Favorite Resiliency Quote:
"Everything in space obeys the laws of physics. If you know these laws, and obey them, space will treat you kindly. And don't tell me that man doesn't belong out there. Man belongs wherever he wants to go — and he’ll do plenty well when he gets there.”- Werhner von Braun

Caitlin Tipping

Campus and Community Engagement Intern
Senior in Global Resource Systems,
Environmental Studies & Sociology
Hometown: Urbandale, IA
Favorite Resiliency Quote:
“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” - Robert Jordan

Pedro Vieira-Marasciulo

Social Media Engagement Intern
Senior in Marketing & Economics
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Favorite Resiliency Quote:
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash