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Leoncio Lagarde

Green Labs Program Assistant • He Him His
CU Green Labs
Leoncio is a first-generation Latino from Anaheim, California. He went on to receive his master’s in climate science from UC Berkeley where he focused on learning more about the chemical properties that bind interacting climate systems using field/lab instrumentation, climate models and observations to define anthropogenically induced climate change. He now joins CU Boulder as a Green Labs Program Assistant, where he hopes to work with campus leaders in driving sustainable lab practices to further aid CU Boulder’s commitment to sustainable solutions.
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Jasmin Barco

Assistant Director Energy and Climate Justice Programs • she her hers
Energy and Climate Justice
Jasmin Barco is an Environmental designer, trained in Architecture, Resource Efficiency and Urban Design with a love for Graphic Design, Outreach and Engagement. She believes that integrating experiences and design from abroad is crucial to sustainable design as well as environmental and social justice.
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Samuel Forsyth

Bike Stations Manager • He him his
CU Boulder Bike Program
Samuel is a former park ranger and is an outdoor enthusiast who is passionate not only about being in nature, but also about having a healthy relationship with it. He not only teaches and leads bike clinics, he also mentors student staff who educate and empower others to make their own bike repairs, removing the barrier of a non-working bike. He manages the bike program with a focus on making cycling a viable and convenient option for more people.
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Angie Gilbert

Zero Waste Events Manager • She her hers
Zero Waste Events
Angie joined the Environmental Center in the Fall of 2015 as the Zero Waste Events Coordinator. She graduated in 2002 in Environmental Biology from the University of Colorado. Angie has worked with ESPN developing programs for waste reduction, environmental education and sustainable practices in television production. As the Zero Waste Events Coordinator at CU Boulder, she works closely with CU Football, CU Basketball and numerous other events on campus to continue the mission of zero waste at CU Boulder and in the collegiate sector.
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SarahDawn Haynes

Outreach and Engagement • She her hers
Communication
SarahDawn was a student volunteer in 2005, student staff as the volunteer coordinator and the outreach and engagement coordinator 06-08 and a founding member of the CU Environmental Justice committee (aka Assembly for Sustainability and Equity), and has been full time staff since January 2009 in the same role. She advises many campus clubs, and offers support to class cohorts, projects, and interns on a variety of sustainability topics. Her campus committees include Tree Campus USA and Outreach and Engagement Professional Network.
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Dana Kelly

Program Assistant, Office Manager • She her hers
Communication
Dana Kelly has worked with the Environmental Center since 1995, managing office operations, administering student payroll, and supporting all the E-Center programs and staff. She is continually energized and inspired by the E-Center community's passion to improve people's health and relationship with the rest of the planet. Dana and her husband and teenage son enjoy being outdoors as much as possible, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. They can also often be found at bluegrass music, ninja obstacle gyms, or roller derby bouts.
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Rinchen Indya Love

FLOWS Program Coordinator • she her hers
Indya’s appreciation and love for nature started at a very young age growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas in India. In 2017 FLOWS was hosting a community event at a BHP property that Indya lived in, she was immediately drawn to FLOWS and their mission and vision resonated deeply with her.
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Marianne Moulton Martin

Associate Director • She her hers
Communication
Marianne Moulton Martin has been with the Environmental Center since 1998. Currently as Associate Director, Marianne is responsible for managing finances, communications, promotions and marketing, and conferences and events. She also works with student staff on campus sustainability initiatives such as sustainable food, reducing toxics and green purchasing. Marianne served a year-long term as Interim Director of the Center in 2005.
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Jenna Morrow

Digital Engagement Coordinator • she her hers
Communication
Jenna is an unconventional environmental educator passionate about equitable and sustainable access to nature for all people. Her main focus was community organizing to close of one of the last urban coal plants in the nation, the Drake Coal plant, which burnt its last plumes of toxic smoke Sept 1, 2021. Now as the Environmental Center's new Digital Engagement Coordinator, she is excited to bring more students into sustainability and social justice conversations on campus.
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Alejandro Murillo

Climate Justice Program Coordinator • He Him His
Energy and Climate Justice
Alejandro Murillo is originally from Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in Boulder. His appreciation for science and the natural world led him to graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with a BA in Geology. In the Environmental Center, he helps coordinate the Climate Justice Team with their events that draw awareness to those voices who have been traditionally excluded, but are so vital in our collective work.
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Dave Newport

Director • He him his
Board Roster 2022-2023
Dave Newport was appointed Director, Environmental Center, University of Colorado-Boulder, in December 2005. Dave’s background is in environmental and sustainability research, teaching, publishing, and public service. Dave comes to Boulder from his previous post as the University of Florida’s first Director of the Office of Sustainability. At CU, Dave also teaches a Campus Carbon Neutrality Planning Course in the Environmental Studies Department, and Chairs CU's Carbon Neutrality Working Group.
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Robin Poley

Zero Waste Event Program Assistant • He They
Zero Waste Events
Robin has been working with the CU Environmental Center and CU Recycling since his sophomore year of college in 2014. Robin now helps manage the campus recycling center and zero waste events, working to ensure CU Boulder’s waste is disposed of as responsibly as possible. Robin’s biggest goal at work is to inform and empower his students so that they can leave CU Recycling with the same knowledge and confidence that he gained as a student.
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Kathryn Ramirez-Aguilar

CU Green Labs Program Manager • She her hers
CU Green Labs
Kathy manages the CU-Boulder Green Labs Program, a program she has been building & creating since 2009. She has a doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Colorado-Boulder, a BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary, and 15 years of laboratory research experience within the fields of Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, & Organic Chemistry. Working as a research scientist, she saw a real need for a program...
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Brandon C. Smith, AICP

Transportation Program Manager • He him his
CU Boulder Bike Program
Brandon was riding mountain bikes and working in bike shops while most of the station employees were still in diapers. He manages the Sustainable Transportation Program which includes the student bus pass program, ski bus, late night transit, and the bike programs for the Environmental Center.
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David Vasquez

Event & Training Coordinator • He him his
Communication
David is one of the newer members of the E-Center starting in September 2021. David’s sustainability interests are in ecological economics, regenerative agriculture and developing a culture that is reconnected with nature. His position at the E-Center is to plan and coordinate educational events that engage the student community in networking, skill-building, and innovative perspectives.
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Jake Wojack

Bike Program • He Him
Jake has been working for the Environmental Center’s Bicycle Program since he transferred to CU in 2018. Starting as just a mechanic, he now heads the bike warehouse and its operations full time. Fixing, riding, building, and teaching others about bikes is what gets him out of bed in the morning. You can probably find him at Valmont Bike Park hitting dirt jumps, in the Trades Teaching Lab welding frames, or impounding abandoned bikes on campus. Breaking down barriers in the cycling community and getting every two wheeled traveler wrenching on their own bike is his number one goal. That, and finding the best Reuben in town.