greenlabs@colorado.edu
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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...
Barbara Petkus

Barbara Petkus

Green Labs Program Assistant and Outreach Coordinator
Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary biology from CU Boulder and has roughly 10 years of laboratory research experience. Much of this experience was gained during lengthy employment at Colorado State University working with biomedical research groups in a laboratory and research services support role. She also has extensive experience working in Biosafety Level 3 (BSL3) laboratories, specifically working with federally listed Select Agents. Barbara joined the...
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.
Erika Guth

Erika Guth

Student Assistant
CU Green Labs
I am a senior studying Environmental Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. Growing up in Colorado, I have always had a deep connection with the environment and nature. Working for Green Labs is meaningful to me because the goals of this program align my vision of creating sustainable and just world. I enjoy yoga, hiking, activism, and cooking up delicious vegan food.
Adrien Horton

Adrien Horton

Student Assistant
CU Green Labs
As an Environmental Studies major (with a minor in Spanish), the large amount of opportunities to conserve water and energy on campus really attracted me to work with CU Green Labs. Working with this program has allowed me to address topics including conservation, recycling, sustainability, and green chemistry in a very optimistic and professional manner. With the aid of older Student Assistants, I was quickly able to see how large...
Jan Hu

Jan Hu

Student Assistant
CU Green Labs
I'm a junior undergraduate majoring in Chemistry and minoring in French and Sociology. I grew up Charlotte, North Carolina. I chose to work for CU Green Labs because I've always been passionate about the environment and science. In my free time, I love running, hiking, and doing crafts!
Jackson Kistler

Jackson Kistler

Student Assistant
Jackson is currently a senior studying aerospace engineering. He likes space, photography, and the outdoors almost as much as he likes people. He works for Green Labs because he feels that our lovely planet faces an easily avoidable demise.
Ziyu Li

Ziyu Li

Student Assistant
I am an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Engineering and planning to graduate in 2020. Born in China - a country teeming with pollution - I have always been passionate about the environment knowing how it effects us humans. Being a part of Green Labs is the perfect fit for me because I can finally put my passion to work, do what I can to conserve resources, and encourage sustainability...
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.
Priya Panati

Priya Panati

Student Assistant
I am currently a junior studying Information Science with minors in Computer Science and Business Analytics. I have always had an interest in the environment and conservation, so I thought Green Labs would be the perfect place for me. My other interests include dance, tennis, and finding new and tasty places to eat!

Claire Perez

Student Assistant
CU Green Labs
I am currently a senior majoring in Environmental Studies. Working for Green Labs is meaningful to me because I have always been interested in promoting sustainability. My other interests include hiking, climbing, and skiing.
Adam

Adam Spicer

Student Assistant
CU Green Labs
Hi I’m Adam Spicer. I am a sophomore 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...