PLU Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee was formed as a campus collaboration to inspire, promote, and celebrate sustainability at PLU before achieving official status in Spring 2014. Its members are the springboard for sustainability initiatives on campus and are the best start to getting involved in your own way.

The Sustainability Committee oversees awards of two $3,500 Student Sustainability Fellowships, which fund individual student research on any aspect of sustainability at PLU. To read more about the Fellowship Program, past fellowships, and our current Sustainability Fellows, click here.

The Sustainability Committee also oversees the Student Green Fund, which uses $10/semester from each student’s tuition to finance projects that further sustainability at PLU. To learn more about the Green Fund, click here.

To contact the Sustainability Committee, please contact the chair, Nathalie op de Beeck, at

Committee Members


Bailey Smith
ASPLU Sustainability Director
GREAN Vice President

Drew Huff
RHA Sustainability Director

Jenna Harmon, Treasurer
GREAN President


Anna Leon-Guerrero
Interim Vice President of Finance and Operations

Jennifer Smith
Director of PLU Women’s Center

Angie Hambrick
Director  of PLU Diversity Center

Ken Cote
Campus Landscape & Athletic Fields

community garden


Nathalie op de Beeck, Chair
Associate Professor of English

Tim Mooney, Secretary
Assistant Professor of Finance

Administrators & Staff

Gretchen Howell
Associate Director of HR

Nick Lorax
Sustainability Lead

Wendy Robins
The Commons Operation Manager

Brandon Braun
Assistant Director of Admission

Angel Gonzalez
Resident Director Foss Hall

Tanya Ulsted
Coordinator of Study Away

Joel Zylstra
Director of Center for Community Engagement & Service

Tom Huelsbeck
Associate Dean for Campus Life, Executive Director of Residential Life, Interim Facilities Director

Kelley Kohlwes
Conference Services Manager

Sandy Dunham
Director of Communications

Joe Bell
Director of Environmental, Health, Safety & Emergency Programs