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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...

Jonathan Bashford

Student Assistant
My name is Jonathan (I usually go by Jonny). I am a freshman ENVS major and a first-year worker at Green Labs. I am very excited to be a part of Green Labs. I have always been fascinated by lab environments, and want to make my local community as sustainable and “green” as possible. Some of my hobbies include music (I play Cello in the campus orchestra, and I am...
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.
Dharma Johnson

Dharma Johnson

Student Assistant
I’m an undergraduate student double majoring in biochemistry and neuroscience, who is on the pre-med track. I am from Southern California, and grew up loving the outdoors. I care about science and the environment and want to see an intersection between the two, especially within sustainability in laboratories. I have always loved the outdoors which led to a natural love and care of the environment, which has led to personal...
Himaghna Kuntumalla

Himaghna Kuntumalla

Student Assistant
I am an undergraduate student in chemical and biological engineering. I have always had a passion for environmental sustainability and I am always learning new information about sustainable options. Green Labs is a great opportunity for me to be involved in making laboratories more sustainable and making a positive impact on CU Boulder’s campus. In my free time I love to play piano, play board games, be outdoors and hang...
Leoncio Lagarde

Leoncio Lagarde

Green Labs Program Assistant
Leoncio is a first-generation Latino from Anaheim, California. Growing up, his parents exposed him to Latinx culture and cuisine, and he was making sopas de fideo and tostadas de chile rojo before he even knew how to tie his shoes. Inadvertently, his parents were raising him to be an environmentalist via simple, yet impactful, recycling strategies that they would implement in the kitchen. From storing leftover salsas and frijoles in...
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.
Liebe Nasser

Liebe Nasser

Student Assistant
I’m an undergraduate majoring in Environmental Engineering in the class of 2024. Environmental conservation has always been a great passion of mine and I’m constantly discovering and implementing new sustainable tactics in my life. Being a part of Green Labs will allow me to continue that on a much larger scale that will have a positive environmental impact on campus and the Boulder community! Outside of school, I can be...
Maya Pfeiler

Maya Pfeiler

Student Assistant
I am an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Studies. I have always been very passionate about the environment and making a positive change in the world. Sustainability is also a very important part of my life in which I am always working to improve and learn. Green Labs will allow me to channel my passions in a way that positively impacts the school environment here at CU Boulder. Outside of...
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.
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...