Green Fund Committee
Kristen Morale, Chair
Kristen Morale is a senior pursuing a degree in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with an emphasis in Global Sustainability and a minor in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She is currently the Sustainability Coordinator for ASNAU and worked as a Sustainability Mentor through Housing and Residence Life her first three years at NAU, where her passion for sustainability flourished. She loves NAU and has dedicated her time here to making our campus more sustainable so it’s beauty can be enjoyed by future students. She was born and raised in Vermont and moved to Arizona in 2013. This past summer she had the opportunity to study nature and cultural sustainability in Tuscany, Italy. She has a passion for all things sustainability but hopes to pursue a career in increasing environmental education programs in schools.
Janice Baldwin-Rowe, Vice Chair
Janice Baldwin-Rowe is studying biology at NAU, with minors in chemistry and indigenous health. She is very passionate about public health, and believes that having a healthy planet is essential to having a healthy population. Janice enjoys travelling and seeing new places. She was born in Iowa, but has lived in Maine, Indiana, and Arizona, and feels very lucky to have seen a large part of the United States. On her weekends, you can find her hiking around beautiful Northern Arizona, playing with cat, or making (and eating!) yummy food.
Mackenzie Myhra, Secretary
Mackenzie is a senior at NAU. She is currently double majoring in Environmental Studies and Criminal Justice and minoring in Psychology. Mackenzie’s passion for sustainability and social justice is what drives her. She has interned with Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, and is currently the Advocacy Officer for Amnesty International Flagstaff. She has also worked as a Sustainability Mentor for Housing and Residence Life. In the future, Mackenzie plans to pursue a teaching credential and work in environmental education. Some of her other hobbies include art, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Owen Murphy, Treasurer
Owen is a freshman Mechanical Engineering student at NAU. Growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, Owen fostered a love of the outdoors predominantly through hiking and eventually through skiing and surfing during high school. In 2017 he travelled to Tanzania to volunteer at an orphanage and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. The next year, he flew to Bali, Indonesia to volunteer in a turtle conservation facility on a nearby island, Nusa Penida. He was drawn to Flagstaff and NAU by the climate, study abroad opportunities, and school culture. He is also a Wilderness First Responder and volunteer courtesy patroller at Arizona Snowbowl. Throughout the rest of his time at NAU, he aims to further his knowledge of both sustainability and engineering in hopes of applying his STEM education to environmental initiatives.
Bryce Thayer, Events Coordinator
Bryce is a freshman at NAU. He is studying Environmental Science with an emphasis in Administration and Policy and a minor in Sustainable and Resilient Communities. Having grown up on the ecologically diverse Southern California coast, Bryce’s love for the environment has been a huge part of his life since he was very young. In high school, Bryce was active in the Boy Scouts as well as multiple conservation and service clubs. Other than caring for the planet, Bryce’s passions include hiking, camping, playing music, mountain biking, and spending time with friends.
Anthony Mirabito, Public Relations
Anthony is a junior at NAU pursuing a B.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Studies with minors in Business and Biology. He possesses a deep-rooted devotion to wildlife and to wilderness, and he recognizes the fundamental responsibility businesses have to help safeguard those environments. To best prepare himself for that responsibility, Anthony’s goal is to pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management at Duke University’s prestigious Nicholas School of the Environment and continue on to manage the Sustainability Department of a Fortune 500 company. Anthony is also the Coordinator of NAU’s Honors Ambassador team, so he is intimately involved with Sustainability and Honors initiatives across campus.
Michele Ann James
Michele is a wildlife biologist and graphic designer. She completed her master’s degree at NAU in 2003 in what is now the Sustainable Communities Program, her Bachelor’s in wildlife biology at Colorado State University, and most recently, a post-baccalaureate degree in Visual Communication (graphic design emphasis) at NAU.
Michele is part-time faculty currently teaching three classes in the First Year Seminar Program: Slam Poetry and Art in Action, Zombies and Fear of the Future, and a science seminar, Hacking the Planet. She previously taught environmental communication at NAU. Michele was previously Research Coordinator in the Marks Lab of Aquatic Ecology and at the Center for Ecosystem Science and Society at NAU. In these positions, she focused coordinated research on the restoration of Fossil Creek, led the diverse Fossil Creek Stakeholders group, acquired grants for specific resource improvement and monitoring projects at Fossil Creek, and communicating science via website design and writing.
Michele loves living in Northern Arizona and loves teaching and meeting students. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and camping with her family, graphic design, photography, poetry, and traveling.
Jennifer Wade is a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering where she teaches engineering design and thermal fluid topics. Prior to her time at NAU she worked in the development of catalysts to clean the exhaust of automobiles and refineries for a major chemical company and researched technologies to separate carbon dioxide gas from power plant exhaust for carbon capture and storage solutions.
Joshua Spear is currently employed at Northern Arizona University in the role of Senior Project Management and oversees multiple construction projects from conception to completion. In this role he has helped NAU achieve many honors including the USGBC Heavy Metals award two years in a row 2014 and 2015. This is an award for LEED projects that have gone over and above expectation of facility performance and aesthetics.
Current member Resources
Past Committee Members Accordion Closed
|Founder: Kevin Ordean|
|Founder: Jane Stewart|
|Founder: Emily Champie|
|Founder: Justine Hecht|
|Founder: Ayo Owolabi|
|Founder: Jacob Parchinski|
|Founder: Megan Stalheim|
|Founder: Ian Montanye-Mcree|
|NAU 2010 President: John Haeger|
|Chair Emily Anderson||2010-2011|
|Chair Melody Hartke||2011-2012|
|Caryn Massey||Fall, 2011|
|Chair Caryn Massy||2012-2014|
|Chair David Miller||2014-2015|
|Cheyanne Mumphrey||Spring, 2015|
|Chair Jessica Lazor||2015-2017|
|John "Jack" Meyer||2015-2017|
|Chair Emerald McCormick||2016-2018|
|Joshua "Josh" Nobis||2016-2017|
|Faculty and Staff||Name||Year|
|Facility Services||Andrew Iacona||2017-|
|Facility Services||Avi Henn||2014-2016|
|Office of Sus||Ellen Vaughan||2013-|
|Facility Services||Nick Koressel||2013-2014|
|Office of Sus||Brian McClaren||2010-2013|
|Facility Services||Lindsay Wagner||2010-2013|
|Office of Sus||Heather Farley||2010-2011|
|Admin Rep||Eva Putzova||2010-2012|
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