Dining with Sustainability Participants

Mary Pat Aardrup

Indoor Air Program Coordinator, City of Fort Collins
Mary Pat Aardrup has served as the program coordinator for the Healthy Sustainable Homes program in the Environmental Services Department of the City of Fort Collins since 2011. From 1997 – 2009, she was the founder and executive director of the National Pain Foundation (NPF). Prior to the NPF, she raised the philanthropic funds for the Denver Aquarium and served as Development Director for the National MS Society planning and implementing the first $1 million bike tour in America. She has extensive experience in program management and development, fundraising and volunteer coordination. She attended Colorado State University and holds a degree in Social Work.
Five descriptive words: 
Healthy Homes, radon & general indoor air quality programs.

Ruth M. Alexander

Ruth M. Alexander
Professor, Department of History, Colorado State University
Council Chair, Public Lands History Center
Through the Public Lands History Center, I serve as a PI on research projects in environmental, social, and cultural history for the National Parks Service, and Colorado Water Conservation Board and other public entities. I teach American Environmental History and other classes in US history and the history of modernity. My interests are in 1) using history to inform thinking and decisions about the future; 2) collaborating with ecologists, park managers, and experts on the human dimensions of natural resources and 3) working on sustainability initiatives that simultaneously protect the environment and promote an improved standard of living for human societies.
Five descriptive words: 
environmental historian, interdisciplinary, applied, outdoorswoman

Scot Allen

Global Research Opportunities, Office of the Vice President for Research, Colorado State University
Through CSU's Office of the VP for Research, I support investigators across all disciplines to promote international research activity. CSU's international research enterprise and classified research are on the rise. We remove barriers for CSU researchers to engage in international research, establish research partnerships with universities overseas, and work with transdisciplinary Catalyst for Innovative Partnership teams.
Five descriptive words: 
International research, engineer, linguist, AF-vet

Ashley Anderson

Ashley Anderson
Assitant Professor, Department of Journalism & Media Communication, Colorado State University
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism & Technical Communication. My research examines the role of communication in how people form opinions about and engage with scientific and environmental issues. I teach courses related to the topics of science communication and science writing.
Five descriptive words: 
social scientist, science and environmental communication

Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson
Professor, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University
I enjoy discovering patterns in data to help visualize and interpret trends with which effects on environmental sustainability can be better understood.
Five descriptive words: 
computer scientist, data modeler, research

Lisa Angeloni

Lisa Angeloni
Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
My research is focused on two areas: 1) the evolutionary basis for animal behavior, especially reproductive behavior and mating strategies, and 2) the application of behavioral research to conservation problems, including the impacts of human disturbance (e.g., noise) on animal behavior. In my lab, we have worked on various projects involving freshwater fishes (e.g., smallmouth bass, Trinidadian guppies, rainbow trout), mammals (elk, pronghorn, mule deer, black footed ferrets, coyotes), and birds (Island Scrub-Jay). Many of these projects involve collaborations across agencies and organizations.
Five descriptive words: 
Behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, conservation biology

Cassie Archuleta

Environmental Planner, City of Fort Collins
I manage and support air quality monitoring projects for a variety of local, state and federal clients.
Five descriptive words: 
Air quality, environmental compliance, trends, data analysis

Richard Aster

Richard Aster
Professor & Head, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University
I am a geophysicist with wide interest in the application of seismology to Earth science problems. Some of the areas that I work in include deep-Earth imaging, volcanology, earthquake systems, fluvial systems, and Antarctic geophysics.
Five descriptive words: 
volcanology, seismology, Antarctic geophysics, imaging

Rita Azaltovic

Undergraduate Student, Department of Animal Sciences, Colorado State University
Currently I am an undergraduate student here at Colorado State University set to graduate this December of 2015; my Bachelor's Degree is a major in Animal Science with a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability. I am passionate about efforts in conservation and sustainability with a special interest in Agriculture, Community Engagement and Outreach, and International Collaboration. I am interested in networking to create relationships/connections that may help me find my future career in sustainability. Currently I intend to continue on to Graduate School with a special interest in CSU's Conservation Leadership through Learning (CLTL) Master's program.
Five descriptive words: 
Interdisciplinary, Agricultural, Outreach, Engagement, and Networking

Asad Aziz

Clinical Professor, Department of Management, Colorado State University
I am particularly interested in the process of starting sustainable/social enterprises both from the firm level and the individual level. I also teach and advise on international business and student startups.
Five descriptive words: 
Sustainable entrepreneurship, advising, international business

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