Meet Our Staff
Cameron is a senior here at IUSB majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sustainability. Cameron currently works on the staff for the Center for a Sustainable Future. Here are some of his positive takeaways from the Sustainability program, “A positive I have had studying sustainability at IUSB is that it has made me more aware of my actions when it comes to following a more sustainable behavior. I have done more to make sure I am shopping ethically, using only the necessary amount of resources, cutting out single-use items, and spreading sustainability from myself to others. It has opened me up to many opportunities to expand my knowledge and to be more aware!”
Currently at the center Adrian is working a lot with Cameron on project development and digital media for events, making posters and taking pictures. Adrian is a senior in the Fine Arts program studying Graphic Design. Adrian got interested in sustainability because of, “my sensible passion for living creatures on this planet, both human and non-human, got me interested in sustainability. I would like to do my part to create a more livable world for all of us.” When not thinking about sustainability Adrian is very interested in herpetology, “the act of searching for and observing amphibians/ reptiles in the wild.”
Ryan has been running the center’s social media since this past May with help from Cameron & Adrian. Currently a senior at IUSB studying Organizational Communication and minoring in Sustainability Studies, he graduates in December. Ryan currently lives in Chicago, IL where he works as a Recruiter. Ryan got interested in sustainability because, “it gives us the opportunity to connect with nature and allows us to look at the world from new perspectives. I am interested in finding ways to reduce waste in all ways of life.” For fun Ryan likes to go to Chicago sporting events, most recently, a Bears game this fall.
Austin is currently the “data person” at the Center who is working on several projects related to Water and Energy Use Reduction. He has three main tasks: analyzing data, researching best practices, and participating on campus committees. Austin is a second-year graduate student in the Master of Social Work program here at IU South Bend and expects to graduate in May of 2023. Austin became interested in sustainability “after learning more about how social justice and sustainability efforts overlap. For example, efforts to increase tree coverage in neighborhoods negatively impacted by redlining have the potential to reduce cooling costs due to increased shade as well as improve the health and wellness of residents overall. What really drives my interest is how sustainability can be used to improve the lives of underrepresented and underprivileged people.”