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Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference

2013 Keynote Speaker

David Kenney | Oregon BEST

David Kenney

Since 2008, David Kenney has led Oregon BEST, a non-profit that is a nexus for clean technology innovation and commercialization. He has over 20 years of business, nonprofit and public management experience with formal training in business and policy. During 12 years with Intel Corporation, Mr. Kenney filled a wide range of roles in finance, project management, and business and organizational operations. During his last seven years at Intel, he helped build Intel Solution Services, a technical consulting organization, from its start to an organization operating in more than ten countries worldwide. He also co-founded and led the Intel Employee Sustainability Network. Before joining Intel, Mr. Kenney was a Senior Consultant with Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group in Portland and also worked in local government. A native Oregonian, he holds a B.A. from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. and Certificate of Public Management from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.

Opening Remarks

Jennifer H. Allen | Portland State University

Jennifer H. Allen

Jennifer H. Allen is the director of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and associate professor of Public Administration at Portland State University. Her areas of research encompass environmental and natural resource policy and administration and sustainable economic development, with particular focus on green buildings and rural-urban market connections. Prior to September 2009 she served as interim director of the Center for Sustainable Processes and Practices where she supported the development of sustainability-related research and curricula across campus, as well as fostering partnerships between PSU and other institutions in the region and internationally. Jennifer has previously worked at the World Bank, Ecotrust, and the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department. She currently serves on the boards of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and Illahee, and is a member of the Multnomah County Advisory Committee on Sustainability and Innovation. She previously served on the boards of Shorebank Pacific, Portland Energy Conservation Inc., the Portland Sustainability Institute, and the Food Alliance. Dr. Allen holds degrees from Yale University, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and George Mason University.

Conference Emcee

Fletcher Beaudoin | Portland State University

Fletcher Beaudoin

Fletcher works at the at Portland State University's (PSU) Institute for Sustainable Solutions as the Partnerships Director. He focuses on sustainability research, education and outreach, working to build transformative linkages between the PSU community and sustainability practitioners. Some of his roles include: Providing support for interdisciplinary and multi-sector grant proposals, coordinating a regional partnership for advancing ecosystem service approaches, facilitating community-based research and education and advising on campus-related sustainability initiatives. He received his Masters in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy and Energy Policy from Columbia University.



Featured Speakers

Alex Accetta | Portland State University

Alex Accetta

Alex Accetta is the Director of Campus Recreation at PSU. Accetta received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a secondary degree in Psychology, and then a Master of Arts in Education Administration and Policy Analysis, both from Stanford University. He is a longtime member of National Intramural Recreation Association (NIRSA) and holds several seats, including the Commission for Sustainable Communities and the Disability and Adaptive Sport Committee. He was also the lead Student Affairs professional responsible for the design and implementation of the $35 million LEED Gold student recreation center. Alex is currently crafting the outreach and strategy for implementing a new "Clean Air Corridor" which connects a smoking policy with multiple air quality improvements for the PSU campus.

David Allaway | Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

David Allaway

David Allaway coordinates DEQ's Waste Prevention Strategy and works on issues related to materials (including waste) management, greenhouse gases, energy, and life cycle analysis. In 2010, he helped to staff the Materials Management Committee of the Global Warming Commission's "Roadmap to 2020" project. David current serves on the steering committees of the Portland-area Master Recyclers and Wal-Mart's Sustainable Packaging Value Network. He co-leads the Inventory Workgroup of the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum and was recently awarded a "National Notable Achievement Award" from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson for his work to reduce the climate impacts of materials and waste. David has a B.A. in physics from Carleton College, Minnesota.

Randy Bluffstone | Portland State University

Randy Bluffstone is professor of economics at Portland State University. research and teaching interests focus on environmental and resource economics, including pollution policies, deforestation in low-income countries and the economics of suburban sprawl. He is the author of several papers, book chapters and two edited books, including Agricultural Productivity in East Africa: Investment, Sustainability and Poverty Reduction (with Gunnar Köhlin), which was published in 2011 by Earthscan/RFF Press). In 2006 to 2007 Randy lived in Ethiopia and conducted research and advised the government on land use and forestry policies. Prior to coming to Portland State, he taught at the University of Redlands and until September 1999 was deputy director of the International Environment Program at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) at Harvard University. While at Harvard, Randy directed HIID's environmental policy program in Central Asia and from 1994 to 1997 served as senior environmental policy advisor to the Government of Lithuania. Randy received his Ph.D. in economics from Boston University in 1993 and from 1983 - 85 was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal.

Abby Boudouris | Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Abby Boudouris

Abby Boudouris is a policy analyst at Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) with a primary focus on product stewardship. Over the past 20 years at DEQ, Abby has worked in the Environmental Cleanup Program, the Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Program and currently in the Solid Waste Program. Abby serves on the Board of Directors of the Product Stewardship Institute and as a Steering Committee Member of the Northwest Product Stewardship Council. Abby earned her undergraduate degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and her Master's in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.


Eileen Brennan | Portland State University

Eileen Brennan

Eileen M. Brennan is Research Professor of Social Work at Portland State University. She has studied issues of social sustainability for the past 15 years, and currently serves as co-principal investigator of the Social Equity and Environmental Health project at Portland State University. She has also been co-principal investigator of the Work-Life Integration Project at the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health. A developmental psychologist, Dr. Brennan has developed and taught one of the first graduate level classes on social work and sustainability. The author of monographs, book chapters, and articles related to social sustainability, Dr. Brennan has presented the results of her research teams' studies at numerous regional, national, and international conferences. She is a co-editor of the forthcoming Social Sustainability: A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion [Routledge, in press].

Darrell Brown | Portland State University

Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown is the Les Fahey/KPMG Accounting Fellow and a Fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. With an undergraduate degree in forestry and a Ph.D. in accounting, Dr. Brown teaches and researches at the intersection of business sustainability and measurement. He teaches metrics for understanding, reporting and evaluating social and environmental impacts of organizations and the odd managerial accounting or accounting information systems class. His current research interests include measurement issues related to organizational impacts on social and natural systems and valuation of ecosystem services. He is also interested in how organizational reporting practices influence sustainability-oriented behaviors, both internally and externally to the organization

Lacy Cagle | Northwest Earth Institute

Lacy Cagle

Lacy Cagle is the Director of Curriculum and Community Engagement at the Northwest Earth Institute (www.nwei.org), a sustainability education nonprofit based in Portland, Oregon whose mission is to inspire people to take responsibility for Earth. She also serves as Executive Director for the Zahniser Institute (www.zahniserinstitute.org). Lacy has nine years of experience in sustainability education, with six of those years focusing specifically on higher education. She graduated from PSU's Graduate School of Education with a M.S. degree in Educational Leadership and Policy: Leadership in Sustainability Education. In her professional roles and in her everyday life, Lacy is committed to making the world a better place, and getting as many people on board with her as possible.

Bob Choquette | University of Oregon

Bob Choquette

Bob Choquette is the program manager for the Sustainable City Year Program, a part of the Sustainable Cities Initiative at the University of Oregon, where he supports and facilitates the work of 20-30 faculty and 400+ students as they interact with SCYP's partner city. Bob is also an instructor in the U of O's Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, where he teaches classes in grant writing, project management, strategic planning, and nonprofit management.





Steve Cook | Oregon State University

Steve Cook

I'm a Professional Teacher, and have taught a variety of Geography topics, courses in the Honors College, but mostly Geo 300 "Sustainability for the Common Good" to about 12,000 juniors and seniors from all disciplines. Traveled widely-use travels in courses. Initiator and President of Albanian Alps Institute, http://www.albanianalps.org , helping improve educational opportunities in northern Albanian villages.





Jake Constans | Portland State University

Portland State University Environmental Studies Senior Undergraduate. Background in sustainability. Previously a sustainability coordinator for ASPCC Rock Creek campus, assistant manager at Vancouver Farmers Market, and an intern at Clark County Environmental Services. Experience in organic farm management, landscape construction management and irrigation projects, environmental systems, residential and commercial construction, native and non-native plant species, and soil compositions. Experience doing field work and scientific reporting in such areas as: hydrology, ecology, water pollution, biology, chemistry, and invasive species. Participated in 2012 Solutions Generator. Managed approved project entitled Agricultural Run-off Bioswale Research Project.

Lynn Cordes | Oregon State University

Lynn Cordes

Lynn Cordes is part of the Health Promotion department at Student Health Services. Here she sees clients, delivers nutrition programs and spearheads Student Health Services nutrition outreach efforts. Lynn graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) with a degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She then completed her Master's degree and Dietetic internship through a combined program also offered at SIUC. Lynn's internship was community nutrition focused and allowed her the opportunity to work as a graduate assistant at the Wellness center, housed in the Student Health Center. Here she obtained her passion for serving in higher education and after work in other community nutrition settings, Lynn has returned to a college nutrition career at OSU.

Clint Culpepper | Portland State University

Clint Culpepper

Clint Culpepper has been the supervisor of the PSU Bike Hub at Portland State University since it was opened in January of 2010. The PSU Bike Hub is a 2000 square foot repair and retail space devoted to instructing students and staff in bicycle maintenance and repair techniques that will keep their bikes rolling smoothly and safely. Clint has also overseen the operations of the secure bike parking facilities on campus and the short and long term bicycle rental programs. The efforts of the Bike Hub have helped Portland State to continue to grow the bicycle mode split to 13% of all students, staff and faculty.



Marshall Curry | Willamette University

Marshall Curry

Marshall Curry is a senior Sociology major in the College of Liberal Arts at Willamette University and a Ford Family Scholar Class of 2009. Recipient of a Mellon Liberal Arts Research Collaborative grant, Ritual, Sustainability, and Community (summer 2012), Marshall's research interests are in pedagogy, transformative education, and sustainability; his senior thesis is on Curriculum Development and University Community. This past summer he presented a paper, "Catalyst for Change: Sustainable Agriculture," at the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association annual conference. He is active in campus leadership initiatives and currently lives at Zena Farm, Willamette's working organic farm and sustainably run forest in West Salem.

Veronica Dujon | Portland State University

Veronica Dujon

Veronica Dujon received her bachelor's degree from the University of the West-Indies, Barbados. She received her master's and PhD degrees in land resources/sociology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is now Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Portland State University. Dujon teaches, conducts research and publishes in the areas of environmental sociology with a focus on contests over declining natural resources; sociology of globalization; women in the global economy; and the tensions between national development strategies and forces of globalization. Two of her current major research interests are how to build socially sustainable societies, and the management of ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing areas. Among her publications as co-editor are the volumes Understanding the Social Dimension of Sustainability [Routledge, 2009], and Social Sustainability: A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion [Routledge, in press].

Conrad Eustis | Portland General Electric

Conrad Eustis

Conrad Eustis has 37 years of experience in the energy industry including 5 years as an officer in nuclear submarines and 27 years at PGE. In the last nineteen years he implemented more than twenty new technology platforms designed to provide both utility and customer benefits. These are now more popularly called "smart grid" technology and include projects in metering, demand response, and integration of renewable generation. In most of these projects, Conrad's responsibilities included interdisciplinary roles with engineering, information technology, business case development, and contracting. In 2009, '10 and '11 he served as an Adjunct Professor at PSU's course Designing Smart Grid for Sustainable Communities. In 2010 he testified to the U.S. House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, and he speaks frequently at electric industry trade conferences. He has degrees from Carnegie-Mellon and Brown Universities.

Jon Fink | Portland State University

Jon Fink

Jonathan Fink currently serves as Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships and Professor of Geology at Portland State University. In this role he works with PSU's faculty and administrators to shape the university's portfolio of research and creative activities and to link these to the needs and interests of partners in Metro Portland and beyond. Prior to moving to Portland in September 2010, Dr. Fink spent 30 years at Arizona State University in a variety of faculty and administrative positions, including Professor of Geological Sciences, Chairman of the Geology Department, Vice President for Research and Economic Affairs, University Professor of Sustainability, University Sustainability Officer, and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainability. His primary scientific expertise is on the physics and chemistry of volcanic eruptions on earth and other planets. His current research and policy interests also concern problems of urban sustainability, conservation biology, natural hazards, renewable energy, and trans-boundary water conflicts.

Erin Flynn | Portland State University

Erin Flynn

Erin Flynn is Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at Portland State University. In this role she aggregates and connects university assets -- human capital, research, technology and innovation -- with strategic business and civic partners to deliver on the region's highest priority economic, social and environmental goals. Over the course of her career, Erin has worked as a national strategy and policy consultant, a city government leader, and a higher education executive. She excels at building partnerships between government, the private sector and higher education to move complex, urban agendas forward. Erin is active on numerous non-profit boards in the Portland metro region including the Portland Sustainability Institute (Chair) and Open Meadow Alternative School. Erin received a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA with honors in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Winston Friedman | Southern Oregon University

Winston Friedman is a senior in the Environmental Studies undergraduate program at SOU, he also sits on the SOU Sustainability Council and is one of the Co-Directors of the student organization The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous. Winston has experience facilitating groups and workshops through the work of the Pachamama Alliance.

Gregory Garcia | University Of Oregon

Gregory Garcia

Gregory (Manny) Garcia is a student at the University of Oregon majoring in Geography. He is one of the campaign coordinators the Climate Justice League's Take Back the Tap campaign at the University of Oregon. He is also the former University Affairs Coordinator with the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, where he worked to oversee over 60 student position on more than a dozen university committees. Well versed on the University of Oregon's governance structures and policies, he has recently been working to pass a policy to get the University to go bottled water-free.




Megan Gleason | University Of Oregon

Megan Gleason

Megan Gleason is a student at the University of Oregon majoring in Environmental Studies. She is one of the campaign coordinators of the Climate Justice League's Zero Waste and Take Back the Tap campaigns. After spending her Freshman year working with the Residence Hall Association to get University Housing to go bottled water-free, she has developed a robust understanding of the inner-workings of revenue-generating auxiliaries at the University of Oregon.





Fred Gordon | Energy Trust Of Oregon

Fred has worked with energy-efficiency program and policy development and evaluation since 1978. For 14 years before joining Energy Trust in 2002, he consulted nationwide and internationally on these issues as an associate and then president of Pacific Energy Associates, a Portland-based firm. Previously he served as a load forecaster and then efficiency program planner for the Bonneville Power Administration. In the late 1970s he formed and led the Montgomery County Community Energy Project in Montgomery County, Virginia, performed research for the Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research and helped forecast gasoline tax revenues for the State of Virginia. He has a Master's degree in urban and regional planning from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor's of Arts degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.

Danielle Grondin | Portland State University

Danielle Grondin

Danielle Grondin is an experienced outdoor and environmental educator, with a background working with at-risk youth as a Conservation Crew Leader. While at Portland State University, Danielle started the Eco Rep program while working as the Resident Life Sustainability Liaison for the Sustainability Leadership Center. She also worked in the residence halls as a Resident Assistant and a Learning Community Assistant. Now she is working as the Sustainability Leadership Center's Food Systems Coordinator.




Tony Hair | Portland State University

Tony Hair

Tony Hair is a geography graduate student at Portland State University. He currently holds undergraduate degrees in both environmental studies and geography. Tony worked for over eight years for Waste Management, the nation's largest solid waste and recycling hauler, and has been with Community Environmental Services (CES), a research and service unit within the Center for Urban Studies in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University, for over two years now. Tony's work with CES has focused on establishing sustainability metrics and data tracking procedures for community partners like the Port of Portland and Portland Community College (PCC). Currently, Tony is working with PCC to create a user-specific guidebook on completing greenhouse gas inventories.

Angela Hamilton | Portland State University

Angela Hamilton

As the Education and Student Programs Coordinator for the Institute of Sustainable Solutions, Angela Hamilton bridges academic and co-curricular sustainability leadership initiatives at Portland State. She coordinates the Solutions Generator program, which provides sustainability leadership education and funding for student-led sustainability projects on campus and in the community, and she collaborates with departments across campus to better integrate sustainability into the curriculum and campus culture. Angela holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Policy with a specialization in Leadership for Sustainability Education from Portland State University. She is an adjunct instructor for sustainability leadership, education, and social sustainability. Additionally, Angela is a co-founder of the Earth Wisdom Alliance, and as Regional Leadership Programs Coordinator for the US Partnership on Education for Sustainable Development, she connects people and resources through communities of practice in order to support large-scale social innovation.

Jennifer Hardacker | Pacific University

Jennifer Hardacker

Jennifer Hardacker is an award winning filmmaker and educator living in the Pacific Northwest. She teaches both studies and production classes at Pacific University, including Film History and Analysis, Narrative Theory and Criticism, Animation Studies and Practice, and Video Activism. Hardacker is interested in re-imagining and re-imaging existing images. She has used many different processes to manipulate the film image to this end including film scratching, optical printing, direct animation, projection of the image and other post-production processes. Her work is often very personal in nature and the slogan, "the personal is political" is never far from her mind. She is interested in using film and video making as a means of community building.

Jennifer Hayward | Lane Community College

Jennifer Hayward

Jennifer has been the Sustainability Coordinator at Lane Community College for nine year and before that was the Recycling Coordinator for the college. She frequently hosts interns from Lane's sustainability-related degree programs and helps coordinate the implementation of class projects such as water-saving aerator retrofits.







Ramona Ilea | Pacific University

Ramona Ilea

Ramona Ilea teaches a wide range of classes, including environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, logic, first year seminar, ethics and civic engagement, and animal ethics. She has many publications and over 40 conference presentations on her research, which includes the link between philosophy and social change, sympathy and empathy, civic engagement, environmental issues and animal ethics.





Brent Johnson | Pacific University

Brent Johnson

Brent Johnson teaches literature and creative writing at Pacific University. His areas of specialty include Creative Nonfiction, Travel Writing, and Environmental Literature. Currently, through an awarded fellowship, he is designing a cross-cultural literature course which will be taught with a faculty member from York St. John University in York, UK, through various media and internet tools. Brent is a published essayist, poet, and is currently at work on a book-length memoir concerning place and fatherhood.




Kevin Jones | University of Portland

Kevin R. Jones

Kevin R. Jones is Practicum Director and Instructor in the Dorothy Day Social Work Program at the University of Portland, where he teaches courses on social work and sustainability, interventions with children and youth, and individual and group counseling, and serves on the President's Advisory Council on Sustainability. His research interests include youth mentoring, sustainability assessment and reporting in non-profit organizations, and university-community partnerships. He has master's degrees in Education and Social Work, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Social Work and Social Research at Portland State University.


Michael Jung | Silver Springs Network

Michael Jung

Michael Jung serves as Policy Director at Silver Spring Networks, a leading provider of networking equipment and smart grid services for utilities across the country and around the world. He was appointed by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber as chairman of the state's ten year energy plan task force; is a founding board member of Smart Grid Oregon; and serves as an expert lecturer with the National Regulatory Research Institute and Portland State University. Prior to joining Silver Spring Networks, Michael served as an energy policy advisor to the campaign and administration of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, where he was an architect of milestone energy legislation in 2008, Ohio Senate Bill 221. He previously managed climate change policy at American Electric Power and also worked as chief of staff to the President/COO of the company's flagship operating company, AEP Ohio. Michael has served as a U.S. Fulbright Fellow, holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, was once a competitive ballroom dancer, and is an Eagle Scout. He is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Yale College, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Karyn Kaplan | University of Oregon

Karyn Kaplan

Karyn was one of the student founders of the original Campus Recycling Program at the University of Oregon which has been institutionalized since 1991. The Program has grown to employ 6 full-time staff along with ~60 student employees. The Program has recently been changed to the Campus Zero Waste Program to reflect the true work of the UO Program. Karyn serves on the National College and University Recycling Coalition and is working with a national committee to create a standard for Zero Waste Campuses that will include a model Zero Waste Policy, a campus commitment to zero waste and a Zero Waste Campus Toolkit to be launched in 2013.


Sybil Kelley | Portland State University

Dr. Sybil Kelley has worked as a scientist and educator, engaging with local K-12 public schools and districts to improve science education for all students. Dr. Kelley believes that all global citizens should be empowered with the knowledge and skills to be change agents for a more sustainable and just world. Her programmatic work and research efforts include investigating how system changes can positively impact teaching and learning.

Laura Kutner | Portland State University

Laura Kutner

Laura Kutner is the Graduate Assistant for the Sustainability Leadership Center at PSU and a masters candidate for the Masters in Public Administration program with a specialization in sustainable development. Kutner assists in the assessment of learning within all SLC programs, convenes the Student Sustainability Leadership Council, sits on PSU's Climate Action Plan Implementation Team (CAPIT) and manages internal and external partnerships for the SLC. Kutner has also served as the Peace Corps recruiter for PSU in 2011-12 and is founder of the non-profit organization "Trash for Peace" which works toward empowered, healthy communities living in a world without waste.


Brian Laird | Oregon State University

Brian Laird

Brian is a fifth year undergraduate student double majoring in psychology and business administration. He started his involvement with the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) as a volunteer during his first year at OSU, and has since worked as a Project Coordinator and Director for the program. Brian is currently the Chair for the SSI Fee Board, focusing on the responsible management of the SSI's student fee funded budget.





Nancy Lapotin | Jefferson High School

As the district wide science Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) and science curriculum specialist, Nancy Lapotin has worked to improve equity and excellence in science teaching and learning throughout her career. In addition to working as the Science TOSA, Lapotin works as the school improvement specialist at Jefferson High School, supporting students and teachers in the development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)-focused programming in the Jefferson Cluster, in collaboration with the Portland Metro STEM Partnership out of PSU. Additionally, Lapotin has lead the Portland Public Schools' science fair for the past six years.

Beth Lloyd-Pool | Portland State University

Beth Lloyd-Pool

Beth manages ISS' internal operations and programs to promote sustainability research and education across the campus and community. A PSU graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, she has over 10 years of experience working at the University. She administers the Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, manages various funding opportunities for faculty and students, and helps develop strategic planning and assessment of sustainability initiatives.





Sonja Mae | Oregon State University

Sonja Mae

Sonja Mae is the Sustainability Program Specialist at Oregon State University since January 2012. Sonja oversees the OSU metering program, multiple sustainability and energy efficiency related projects with students, faculty and staff. She also manages OSU's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and STARS sustainability audit for AASHE and creates programs and projects that drive sustainability policy and procedures on campus. Sonja also teaches multiple sustainability-related courses in Eugene at Lane Community College for NEEI's Energy Management Program and has taught Climate Masters at Work for the Small Business Development Center as well as served as President for Camas Educational Network, an environmental and social justice NGO. Other affiliations include the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, The International Society of Sustainability Professionals and the City of Eugene Outdoor Program where Sonja has guided river, cycling and rock climbing experiences for Lane County residents since 2005.

Josh Manders | Lane Community College

Josh Manders

Josh is a previous graduate of the Lane Community College (LCC) Energy Management Program. With this degree in combination with a significant IT background, Josh has successfully lead all aspects of a National Science Foundation grant to develop National partnerships and hybrid online courses. He brings a wealth of expertise in graphic design, electronic multimedia publishing, problem solving, logical thinking, presentation and training skills and he is a talented energy guide and the program's resident gadgeteer. His involvement is responsible for the success that the project enjoys.




Nichole Martin | Portland State University

Nichole Martin

Nichole Martin a senior at Portland State University majoring in Social Science with a focus in Early Child Education. Nichole's passion towards sustainability was not sparked until she was taught to critically unpack the correlations between race and sustainability in a class she took at PSU. This new lens she was given to look through enabled her to see her community and its urgent need for awareness and change. She has become a committed member in her community; volunteering her time in the classroom, and supporting local youth through tutoring and mentoring. Nichole is an active member of the Urban League Young Professionals chapter in Portland, Oregon and seeks every opportunity to support their outreach goals locally. She has traveled abroad to both Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Juarez, Mexico to assist in the urgent needs of emerging nations. She intentionally seeks opportunities to immerse herself in unfamiliar cultural perspectives where she is acutely aware of "otherness"; enabling her to disengage her Westernized narrative. Nichole is adamant about empowerment and her ability to impact change wherever her hands reach. As she inches along towards personal progress she reminds herself: if not this, what? If not me, who? And if not now, when?

Joe McAndrew | University of Oregon

Joe McAndrew

Joe is a Masters of Community and Regional Planning student at the University of Oregon. He spent three years working for Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-02) as his Outreach Coordinator in Washington, DC before attending UO.







Leslie McBride | Portland State University

Leslie McBride

Leslie McBride has been a faculty member in the School of Community Health for over 25 years where she coordinates the Healthy People/Healthy Places Cluster, and teaches "Sustainability and Our Health." Her most recent publications focus on building capacity for sustainability through curricular and faculty development, the contributions of community food systems to social sustainability, and the role of gender in primary prevention. In her past role as chair of the School Health Education and Services Section within the American Public Health Association, Leslie helped develop a national action plan for comprehensive school health education. Over the years, she has provided evaluation and assessment support to Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, and the Healthy Communities Initiative for the Portland Tri-Counties Community Care Network. She holds graduate degrees in Education with emphases in School and in Community Health.

Caitlin Mezger-Sieg | Southern Oregon University

Caitlin Mezger-Sieg is a junior in the Anthropology and Native American Studies undergraduate programs at SOU, she is one of the Co-Directors of the student organization The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous. Caitlin also worked in the non-profit The Pachamama Alliance as the trainings coordinator and event facilitator.

Dunya Minoo | Portland Public Schools

Dunya Minoo has dedicated her career working for social justice through educational equity. Minoo has led the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) initiative, a nationally recognized model for extended-day programming, for Portland Public Schools since its inception in 1999. Additionally, Minoo has been instrumental in numerous district wide initiatives dedicated to improving social and educational outcomes for all students.

Pamela Morgan | Graceful Systems LLC

Pamela Morgan

Pamela Morgan offers consulting in business and regulatory strategy, and systems approaches to creating opportunities and solving problems through her company, Graceful Systems LLC. Graceful Systems provides strategic guidance to organizations concerned with energy policy, helping them think broadly and differently about paths to envisioned outcomes. Ms. Morgan has worked in the energy utility industry for over 20 years, much of this for Portland General Electric (PGE) for which she was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Planning. At PGE, her responsibilities included management of all aspects of state and federal economic regulation, resource planning, federal legislative affairs, and corporate communications. In addition, Ms. Morgan managed strategy development and spent a year in Distribution Operations. As an expert in this field, she has authored numerous articles on integrated resource planning, decoupling and deregulation and has spoken at a variety of conferences and institutions on regulatory policy and utility strategy, including forums in the Netherlands and Switzerland, the Mark Hatfield School of Government, the Northwest Energy Summit, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and many other well respected organizations.

Emma Newman | University of Oregon

Emma Newman

Emma is an undergraduate majoring in Environmental Studies at the University of Oregon. She has a strong background in grassroots organizing as part of the youth climate movement and two years experience in student government, in which she was able to help support various sustainability initiatives on campus with funding, including campus bike share. Currently she is researching separated bicycle facilities for her honors thesis to support the street redesign work that LiveMove is doing this year in Eugene.



Andrea Norris | Oregon State University

Andrea Norris

Andrea has been involved in sustainability at OSU since 2006. She worked as the Environmental Affairs coordinator for the student government, helping pass OSU's "green fee," a self-imposed student fee which funds renewable energy for OSU. She then worked as the first coordinator of the Student Sustainability Initiative, developing staff positions and opening the Student Sustainability Center. Andrea was hired by OSU Campus Recycling as the first Outreach Coordinator in 2008 and has since been coordinating outreach (event recycling, events, volunteer team, informational materials, signage, etc.).



Robert Nuvolini | Portland State University

Environmental Science Management Junior Undergraduate. Landscape construction and irrigation experience. Experience doing field work and scientific reporting in such areas as: hydrology, ecology, water pollution, biology, chemistry, and invasive species. Has taken numerous ESM and related science classes. Participated in 2012 Solutions Generator. Co-managed approved project entitled Agricultural Run-off Bioswale Research Project. Responsible for surveying farm and staking proposed site. Obtained water samples from site and arranged for testing with Cam Jones of OSU's Cooperative Chemical Analytical Laboratories. Assisted in project poster and sign ideas and creations. Presented ongoing research project to the Tualatin River Watershed Council in August of 2012. Possesses valuable insight and background pertaining to the success of Phase II of the research project being funded by the 2013 Solutions Generator program.

Terry O'Day | Pacific University

Terry ODay

Terry O'Day teaches in the Art and Environmental Studies departments at Pacific University. She is interested in designing learning environments that support education for sustainability. Projects include co-founding a 1-8 charter school that uses place-based and experiential pedagogies, founding and directing the B Street Farm, a permaculture-based inter-generational outdoor classroom, and developing a variety of interdisciplinary and integrative courses and programs that explore various aspects of sustainability at Pacific University.



Briana Orr | University of Oregon

Briana Orr

Briana Orr laid the initial groundwork with the UO Bike Program (then Bike Loan Program) as a student 2008. In the first two years of operation, she successfully applied for and awarded $27k in grants, established institutional and sustainable program funding, and expanded the bike fleet available from 20 bikes to 100 bikes. Last year, Orr led the effort to apply for $199k to launch bike share on campus. She currently works for the UO Bike Program in a professional capacity planning for bike share (coming 2013!) as the Bike Program Coordinator.



Geoff Ostrove | University of Oregon

Geoff Ostrove

Geoff is a graduate student at the University of Oregon, pursuing a M.S. in Community & Regional Planning, as well as a PhD in Communication & Society. Geoff presented his research on European bike share systems this past September at the Oregon Transportation Research and Education Consortium's Oregon Transportation Summit.






Wendy Petersen-Boring | Willamette University

Wendy Petersen Boring

Wendy Petersen Boring is Associate Professor of History at Willamette University where she teaches medieval history, women and gender studies, and is a faculty member in Willamette's Zena Farm Summer Institute in Sustainable Agriculture, teaching the Food Systems and Ethics of Food course. Past Chair of the Willamette University Sustainability Council, she is the co-editor of a forthcoming book, Teaching Sustainability: Perspectives from the Humanities and Social Sciences, and has published articles and presented at national and regional sustainability conferences on integrating sustainability into the humanities. She earned her PhD in Religious Studies from Yale University.


Tara Sanders | Oregon State University

Tara Sanders

Tara Sanders is the administrative dietitian for Oregon State University Housing and Dining Services. Tara graduated from South Seattle's Culinary Arts program and served many years as a chef prior to graduating from Central Washington University with a degree in Food Science and Nutrition and completing her dietetic internship through the University of Northern Colorado. Tara has worked both in the public and private industries as a chef, community nutrition director and clinical dietitian. Her passion is to use these combined skills in partnership with food service operators to promote health.



Nicole Sangsuree Boeh-Barrett | Portland State University

Nicole Sangsuree Boeh-Barrett

Nicole Sangsuree Boeh-Barrett is an award-winning musician, actress and educator born and raised in Portland. She earned her BS in Theater Arts and Women & Gender Studies from the University of Oregon and is currently a graduate student in the Leadership for Sustainability Education program at Portland State University. Nicole taught an urban farming series at Portland Community College and worked at Metro Regional Government as a waste reduction educator for 6 years. She also studied seed saving and natural building in Thailand at Pun Pun Organic Farm. Presently she is the Cultural Sustainability Liason for PSU's Sustainability Leadership Center. A gifted artist, Nicole has performed and recorded many pieces related to her identity as a mixed race, queer woman. She has been featured as the keynote performer at many universities including Western Oregon University, Clark College and University of Oregon. Nicole has also shared her talents with Colored Pencils Art & Culture Council and the NW Earth Institute. She believes in the power of art to make social change and is dedicated to the empowerment of students. The owner of the urban farming business Victory Garden Farms, she is passionate about simple living, homesteading, and holistic healing.

Harold Schick | Energy Trust of Oregon

Harold (Skip) Schick

Harold (Skip) Schick is an Energy Trust of Oregon contractor delivering the Energy Trust's Strategic Energy Management Program services. The program began as a pilot in 2011 and has been successfully supporting large organizations in advancing their energy management practices and achieving significant energy and cost savings. At Strategic Energy Group, Skip provides strategic and tactical energy efficiency services to utilities, energy service companies, government and non-profit entities, businesses and industry. Over a thirty year career in energy efficiency, Mr. Schick has held positions of significant responsibility with Strategic Energy Group, the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, PG&E Energy Services, Barakat & Chamberlin Inc., and the Bonneville Power Administration.

Jessica Schilke | Evergreen State College

Jessica Schilke

Co-Coordinator of Developing Ecologically Aware Practices at the Evergreen State College since 2011, Co-Organizer of a Permaculture Design Course at the Evergreen State College 2012, Co-Organizer for Demeter's Garden (student garden at the evergreen State College) Master Plan 2011-2012. Jessica is also in charge of the Aquaponics project at The Evergreen State College. Prior to her time at TESC she managed aquatic facilities for the Marine Corps Community Services department as well as the Air Force Services organization. There she taught swimming, lifeguarding and community safety programs to a wide audience. Once back in the Pacific Northwest she has been involved with permaculture, sustainable agriculture, aquaponics and closed loop food production systems.

Anna Scott | Lane Community College

Anna Scott

Anna Scott was hired as Lane Community College's Energy and Indoor Environmental Quality Analyst in June of 2005. Her professional experience reflects a combination of construction contracting experience, work in the energy management, indoor environmental quality, and renewable energy fields. She has earned degrees in Energy Management, (LCC), and Fine Arts, (Temple University). Blending her educational and work experiences Anna has been actively pursuing educational projects involving renewable energy, wise use of resources, and contemporary problems about how energy is used in our culture as a personal passion for fifteen years. Some of her accomplishments during her time at Lane Community College include upgrading the college's utility tracking and reporting system, establishing a carbon emissions calculation tracking and reporting system, implementing efficiency metrics to utilize savings for future efficiency projects, developing Lane's renewable energy portfolio, developing a learning lab for students using the college's campus infrastructure, and developing and implementing a re-commissioning program for the college's mechanical and lighting systems.

Barbara Sestak | Portland State University

Barbara Sestak

Barbara Sestak worked in architectural offices in Seattle and Portland until joining Portland State University in Fall 1982. Her architectural work consisted primarily of multi-family housing projects including a 250-acre PUD, commercial and industrial projects. Barbara currently is the Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at PSU and has over 30 years of Portland State experience including teaching, research, and administration. Prior to her role as Dean, she was the Associate Vice Provost for Sponsored Research at Portland State from 2000-2005; Chair of the Department of Architecture from 1995-98; Chair of the Department of Art 1992-95. Barbara has been president of AIA/Portland and currently serves, by appointment of the governor, on the Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners. She was a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Practice/Education Committee for five years and served as jury chair for the NCARB Prize for four years. She served as chair of the NCARB Education Committee for two years and currently serves on NCARB's Intern Committee. Sestak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington.

Jennifer Sharp | Portland State University

Jennifer Sharp

During the course of sixteen years in the construction industry Jennifer Sharp has coordinated and managed more than fifty projects with values ranging from a few thousand dollars to over $29 million. These projects represent a wide range of building types, methods, and technologies for an equally wide variety of clients. Of these projects, four have been awarded LEED certification. Jennifer has been applying her knowledge and experience in sustainability to projects dating back to 2000. Prior to joining PSU Jennifer worked primarily in the field of General Construction, both commercially and residentially. For the past five years Jennifer has worked on a variety of projects on the PSU campus, including; Shattuck Hall (LEED Gold), the Academic and Student Recreation Center (LEED Gold), Lincoln Hall (LEED Platinum), and most recently the Collaborative Life Sciences project on the south waterfront.

Marion Sharp | Portland State University

Marion Sharp

Marion Sharp, MA, is a program manager/academic professional with Continuing Education in the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University. For more than 10 years, she has managed and developed professional certificate programs for human services professionals. Her two current programs are in Interpersonal Neurobiology and in Therapy with Adoptive and Foster Families. She has also coordinated the weekly PSU Social Sustainability Colloquium since 2005 and is involved in a number of grants focused on social sustainability, health and equity. Ms. Sharp was a social worker and then therapist (LMFT) in Florida for many years before moving to Oregon in 1996. In Florida, she was a school social worker, led the team that ran a permanency-focused residential facility for long-term foster care adolescents, was a child and family therapist at a Child Guidance Clinic working extensively with child sexual abuse treatment, and was an Employee Assistance provider and organizational consultant/trainer. After moving to Oregon, she managed a training and development team at OHSU before coming to PSU. She holds degrees in social work (BS and ABD/PhD, Florida State University), and counseling psychology (MA, University of North Florida).

Jacob Sherman | Portland State University

Jacob Sherman

Jacob Sherman is the Undergraduate Research, Engagement, and Creative Activities (URECA) Coordinator in Portland State University's four-year, interdisciplinary general education curriculum, called University Studies (UNST). He works with PSU faculty and staff to enhance Portland State's undergraduate sustainability curriculum by promoting and supporting engaged-learning activities in UNST courses. Jacob received his Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy, with a concentration in Leadership for Sustainability Education, in June 2012, and he has presented numerous conferences or workshops on topics related to sustainability, sustainability pedagogy, peer-to-peer mentoring, student activism and the greening of campus operations. Outside of work, Jacob enjoys backpacking, gardening, and playing board games with his friends and family.

Mike Sims | Lane Community College

Mike Sims

Mike Sims has been the Recycling Coordinator for Lane Community College since 2004. He also teaches for the Northwest Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College on topics of institutional waste management and behavior change around sustainable issues and coordinates LCC's bicycle loan program.






Heather Spalding | Portland State University

Heather Spalding

Heather Spalding is PSU's Sustainability Leadership and Outreach Coordinator and creator of the Sustainability Leadership Center. The SLC forms a bridge between the Institute for Sustainable Solutions and the Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA) division. She is also a masters candidate in the Leadership for Sustainability Education program within PSU's Graduate School of Education. Spalding is interested in supporting multiple perspectives of sustainability, student engagement, alternative educational models, systems thinking, and learning organization theory. She has a Permaculture and Whole Systems Design Certificate and background in biological sciences. Spalding has been a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) since 2010 and has organized and presented at multiple sustainability conferences.

Albert Spencer | Portland State University

Albert Spencer

Albert Spencer received his PhD from Baylor University (Waco, TX) in June 2007 and began teaching at PSU the following fall. His dissertation is entitled Reconstructing the Republic: Dewey's Back to Plato Movement and his research focuses on Classical American Pragmatism specifically John Dewey's aesthetics, pedagogy, and environmental philosophy. He also teaches a variety of applied ethics courses (e.g., Life and Death Issues, Philosophy of Sex and Love, and Environmental Ethics) and researches best practices for teaching philosophy online. These interests influence his current work to develop a distance learning curriculum that encourages college student to pursue careers in sustainable energy through folk music and environmental philosophy.

Erin Stanforth | Portland Community College

Erin Stanforth is the Sustainability Manager at Portland Community College. Erin has been with PCC for over four years, and most recently has completed PCC's first STARS report. Previous to being the district Sustainability Manager, Erin worked as the Sustainable Practices Coordinator for PCC Rock Creek campus. Erin received her BA from Appalachian State University in Sustainable Development and her Sustainable Business MBA from Marylhurst University, concentrating in Government Policy and Law.

Stephanie Stokamer | Pacific University

Stephanie is the Director of the Center for Civic Engagement and an Assistant Professor in the Peace and Social Justice program at Pacific University. Stephanie has taught in and administered community-based learning courses since 2005. She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Portland State University, and her areas of scholarship include service-learning, civic engagement, and education for democracy. Stephanie is the 2011 recipient of the International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement Dissertation of the Year award for her work, "Pedagogical Catalysts of Civic Competence: The Development of a Critical Epistemological Model for Community-Based Learning." She also authored a chapter in Democratic Dilemmas of Teaching Service-Learning: Curricular Strategies for Success.

Michael Tingley | Boora Architects

Michael Tingley

Michael Tingley is a design principal at Boora Architects, of Portland Oregon where he has been practicing since 1993. Boora is recognized for the broad range of their architectural work on numerous campuses across the country. He has lectured on the impact of design on the creation of community at numerous college campuses and national conferences. Michael has over 35 years of experience in firms around the country and holds a Masters degree in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelors in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder.



Brandon Trelstad | Oregon State University

Brandon Trelstad

Brandon Trelstad is Oregon State University's Sustainability Coordinator, the first person to hold a position he helped create in 2005. He earned from OSU a degree in environmental science and a policy minor. As Sustainability Coordinator, Brandon helps network university stakeholders, scope and finance energy conservation and renewable energy projects, track and report on institutional progress toward sustainability, support curriculum and student engagement, and respond to news media and the public. During Brandon's tenure, OSU has gained a reputation as a leader in sustainability, achieving top 25 status for sustainability-related efforts and a STARS Gold rating. Since before its formation in 2007, Brandon has been very involved with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, a nonprofit organization with nearly 300 partner organizations working to accelerate the creation of a sustainable Corvallis. In 2010, Brandon was recognized by 1000 Friends of Oregon as one of 35 Innovators Under 35.

Alma Trinidad | Portland State University

Alma Trinidad

Alma M.O. Trinidad, PhD, MSW is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work, Child and Family Studies at Portland State University. She is a macro social worker by training, and brings an array of work and scholarship in community organizing, health and mental health promotion, and education among diverse communities. Alma's research, scholarly activism, and teaching focus on community youth participation, critical Indigenous pedagogy of place, and community epistemology as venues for empowerment, sociopolitical development, collective consciousness, and promotion of health and wellness.


Enie Vaisburd | Pacific University

Enie Vaisburd

Enie Vaisburd teaches film and video with an emphasis in studies and practice. Her courses range from Narrative Production, Screenwriting, Brazilian Cinema, Documentary Studies and Practice, Experimental Studies and Practice and Video Activism. Her film work is often lyrical, integrating characteristics of experimental and documentary forms. Language, translation, cultural identity and displacement are large themes in her work. Enie is especially interested in creating internal geographies and spaces with her film work. Enie has been the lead filmmaker on several community engagement projects in film, including the "Oregon Latino Video Project."


Lisa Walden | Lifeworks NW

Lisa Walden holds an MSW from the Portland State University School of Social Work. She currently works with SPMI populations through Lifeworks NW. Lisa has both personal and professional experience with implementing sustainability principles and is committed to holistic sustainable practices.

Phil Whelker | PECI

Phil Whelker, Executive Director, leads PECI's development of energy services programs. He is dedicated to pursuing and implementing innovative approaches to energy and resource efficiency and is committed to education and long-term transformation of energy use practices. He oversees the management of all PECI projects and programs, leads strategic planning and program design, and participates in a variety of efficiency industry forums. Mr. Welker's experience includes more than 20 years in the energy efficiency and commissioning industries. He has held planning and management positions in a variety of government, regional planning, and nonprofit organizations.

Kristin White | University of Oregon

Kristin White

Kristin is a senior at the University of Oregon; she is serving a second year on the UO Sustainability Center Board of Directors. Last year her passions manifested in collaborative coordination of Earth Week and outreach to several campus and community organizations. This year, as the At-Larger Board Chair, she supports the new Board of Directors, and fosters sustainable connections with administrators through service on two University Affairs Committees. In addition she spoke at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Fall 2012 conference on "Overcoming Silos in Student Activism". After graduation Kristin envisions moving to Portland, and exploring a myriad of sustainability jobs—focused on community development, active transportation, or food systems—at various institutions and organizations.

Sarah Whitney | Lane Community College

Sarah Whitney

Sarah has been the principle instructor in the Water Conservation Technician program for 3 years. Last year, Sarah was the project lead on the development of the Watershed Science Technician Program and is the recipient of an LCC R&D grant to evaluate the feasibility of creating an LID overlay over the LCC main campus which could greatly further the use of the campus as a learning laboratory. Prior to LCC, Sarah was the principle landscape designer at Habitats, a design build firm focusing on sustainable design and construction of homes, landscapes and ecological restoration. Sarah continues her design practice through Terraculture.


Nick Winges-Yanez | Portland State University

Nick Winges-Yanez

Nick Winges-Yanez is currently pursuing a PhD in Social Work at Portland State University. She holds a B.S.W., magna cum laude, and M.S.W. also from PSU. Winges-Yanez worked in social services for ten years before returning to academics, providing direct services and management in residential group homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Her research interests focus on sexuality education, queer studies, intellectual disabilities, and the intersections therein.





Vicki Wise | Portland State University

Vicki Wise

Vicki Wise is the Coordinator for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs Assessment and Research at PSU. In this role, she provides leadership in developing a culture of evidence of student learning by conducting systematic research and assessment of EMSA programs and services at the Division level and provides hands-on assistance with program and unit level assessment. She also serves on the Student Affairs Leadership Team and provides leadership for the Student Affairs Assessment Council. Dr. Wise received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is a member of NASPA and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), and has published on a variety of assessment topics.

Johanna Wood | Pacific University

Johanna Wood

I am an avid explorer and observer. As a child I spent extensive time traveling across the back roads of the United States. It gave me an appreciation for diversity in landscapes and in interacting with different walks of life. When I was 13 I moved from a metropolitan area of central Florida, to the rural and bountiful Oregon coast. From this experience grew a stark love for nature and the space to tinker with thoughts of how the human experience intertwines with the environment. I became increasingly interested in permaculture, the Slow Food movement and education for sustainability. I am currently a senior sustainable design major at Pacific University. While I have a diversity of interests, my focus has been on children garden designs, primary education and local food systems. After graduation I intend to further my knowledge of farming (particularly grain production), travel, tend to creative projects and attend graduate school very soon!

Nick Wooten | Evergreen State College

Nick Wooten

Co-Coordinator of Developing Ecologically Aware Practices at the Evergreen State College since 2011, Co-Organizer of a Permaculture Design Course at the Evergreen State College 2012, Co-Organizer for Demeter's Garden (student garden at The Evergreen State College) Master Plan 2011-2012. Before attending TESC, Nick worked in conservation and habitat restoration. During this time he also became knowledgeable in lifesaving skills and responded with his team to 4 major natural disasters; including major floods, tornadoes and hurricanes.



Hope Yamasaki | Portland State University

Hope Yamasaki

Hope Yamasaki, MS Hope holds a master's degree in Leadership for Sustainability Education from Portland State University. She received a Bachelor's of Social Science from PSU in 2008 with course work focusing on environmental science, queer studies, social equity and grassroots organizing. She received Portland State University's President's Diversity award for her work related to diversity and equity in sustainability. She hosted a successful sustainability conference and dialogue series titled Sustainability for ALL. The conference and dialogue series included student, community members and local organizations. Hope has made several presentations on diversity and sustainability including Portland States University's Social Sustainability Colloquium. Hope is passionate about creating an inclusive movement so that we may all work together to create an environmentally sustainable and socially just future for ALL that will last for generations to come.

Dan Zalkow | Portland State University

Dan Zalkow

Dan Zalkow has worked at PSU for twelve years in various capacities and currently oversees the Campus Planning Office, Campus Sustainability Office, Facilities and Property Management, Capital Projects & Construction, and Transportation and Parking Services. Dan earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Statistics from the University of Georgia, and a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning and graduate certificate in Real Estate Development from PSU.