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Kathy Ramirez-Aguilar

Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar, Ph.D.

CU Green Labs Program Manager
Kathy has a doctorate in Analytical Chemistry and 15 years of laboratory research experience within the fields of Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, & Organic Chemistry. She is passionate about greening laboratories at CU-Boulder which account for nearly half of all energy consumption on campus. She is also engaged with the green labs community on a national level through active participation in the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL), Green Labs Planning...
Nicholas Alter

Nicholas Alter

Student Assistant
I am an undergraduate student, majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. I love being a part of the outdoors, especially hiking and playing soccer. I’ve also always been interested in the intersection between scientific studies and the environment. As a part of Green Labs, I can give back to my community in way that utilizes my interest in science, my love of the outdoors, and builds a better environment...
Erica Au

Erica Au

Student Assistant
I am a student of the class of 2022 and currently pursuing a major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I am working with Green Labs because I think it is a fantastic opportunity to be able to promote a clean and sustainable environment. I believe that the Green Labs program is perfect for inspiring others on campus to recycle and maintain a healthy environment. In my free time, I like...
Lucas

Lucas Batista

Student Assistant
Student Assistant
I am a student of the class of 2023 in environmental engineering from Miami, Florida. I am working for green labs to make a positive impact on the planet and gain valuable experience. I love snowboarding, hiking, running, and spreading peace.
Jan Hu

Jan Hu

Student Assistant
CU Green Labs
I'm an undergraduate majoring in Chemistry and minoring in French and Sociology. With my background in chemistry, passion for the environment, and interests in social justice issues, I found CU Green Labs to be a perfect fit for me. Within Green Labs, I've aided in lab outreach/engagement, poster development, lab recycling, and website editing. I've also been involved in the Environmental Center as a Front Desk Assistant and occasionally help...
Hermann F. Klein-Hessling Barrientos

Hermann F. Klein-Hessling Barrientos

Student Assistant
I'm an undergraduate studying Chemical & Biological Engineering. In High School I published peer-reviewed research pertaining to repurposing organic waste for biofuel production. I also was the president of our school's solar initiative during which we raised $450,000 USD to further bolster our existing solar installation and reduce our carbon footprint. Naturally, I wanted to remain involved in fields and applications of sustainability. Joining the incredible team of Green Labs...
Ziyu

Ziyu Li

Student Assistant
I finished my undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering in 2020 here at CU and I am currently pursuing my master's degree in Applied Mathematics with a focus in Statistics & Data Science. I am planning to graduate in 2022. I have been with CU Green Labs since 2016 and have worked on the mobile freezer program, shared ULT freezer program, routine recycling and more. Green Labs provides a wide variety...
Ellie

Ellie Lindrooth

Student Assistant
CU Green Labs
I am a student studying Statistics and Data Science in the class of 2022. I am working with Green Labs because I am passionate about promoting more sustainable and environmentally friendly habits. I am from Denver, Colorado and have a deep-rooted love for the mountains and everything outdoors. If I am not studying, I am hiking, skiing, running or hanging out with friends.
Dylan Mcnally

Dylan Mcnally

Team Lead
Dylan is a second-year graduate student in the Materials Science and Engineering Program, studying under Professor Chunmei Ban. Dylan’s passion for sustainability motivates his research in lithium-ion batteries and his involvement in CU Green Labs. Within Green Labs, he has piloted new recycling capabilities in the engineering center to divert vast amounts of styrofoam and plastics from landfills. Outside of CU, Dylan enjoys the outdoors, reading, and Thursday night bingo.
William Plantz

William Plantz

Team Lead
I'm an undergraduate student majoring in Neuroscience and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology with a minor in Leadership Studies. I work with Green Labs to help our labs at CU have a positive impact by developing and employing sustainable solutions and environmentally conscious decisions. When not in the lab you can most likely find me climbing, skiing or hiking through the beautiful mountains of Boulder.
Maggie Silver

Maggie Silver

Student Assistant
I'm an undergraduate studying Evolutionary Biology and Ecology with a minor in Gender Studies in the class of 2024. I'm working with Green Labs because I've always had a deep passion for environmental science, justice and solutions. Working with our school and local community through outreach and promoting sustainable practices is a wonderful way to both get involved and make positive changes for the sake of our environment. Being a...
David Simpson

David Simpson

Team Lead
Dave has worked in the life sciences for over 20 years with experience in both academic and industry labs. He joined CU in 2014, became involved in Green Labs shortly thereafter, and in 2017, took on the JSCBB Team lead role. Dave has helped to develop, maintain and promote several CU Green Labs initiatives, including, the ice pack reuse program, autoclave best practices, pipet tip box recycle program and lab...
Adam

Adam Spicer

Student Assistant
CU Green Labs
Hi I’m Adam Spicer. I'm an undergraduate in the class of 2023, majoring in Physics with an interest in Astrophysics, Astronomy, and everything else celestial! I’m excited to work for CU Green Labs to make a difference within the Boulder community as well as help assist in developing and improving the program even more so! Energy and environmental conservation have always been of great interest to me so that many...
Madeline Walker

Madeline Walker

Team Lead
I am currently a graduate student in the Masters of the Environment Program studying Environmental and Natural Resource Policy. I am excited to work for green labs as working on policy and grants initiatives to provide more sustainable lab resources to the campus research community. I love how CU Green Labs provides the campus opportunity to create a more sustainable and efficient environment. In my spare time I love to...