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Meet the BGI Leadership Team

Nathan Hess


I joined BGI because I was looking for a club that would allow me to pursue my interests in sustainability, get involved with green projects at Purdue, and have fun and meet new people. I've enjoyed the opportunity to help out with projects such as football recycling volunteering and building a sustainability-themed escape room with BGI!

Bruno Sanchez-Ortiz

Vice President

I have always loved nature and I was looking to be involved in organizations on campus. I heard about BGI and stuck with it because everyone I have met in it is someone I enjoy spending time with, and BGI is always open to new projects.

Alejandra Rodriguez


My passion for sustainability came from learning about climate change in high school. From there I wanted to learn as much as I could about what I could do to make a difference. I liked that BGI provided an outlet for me to share this interest and learn from others. It is really great to be apart of a community of like-minded individuals doing what they can to help save the Earth and educate others.

Casey Stowers




I spent a good chunk of my childhood living in Colorado, spending tons of time in nature in the mountains. Those experiences solidified my desired to be involved with sustainability and keeping our planet healthy. When I came to Purdue, I was hoping to find a club that not only educated about sustainability, but also gave me tons of opportunities to be involved. BGI does just that.

Hannah Stringfellow

Recycling Committe


I've known for a long time that I wanted to use my career to make an impact in sustainable consumption. We've only got one Earth, and everyone deserves to live a long, healthful life. I love that Boiler Green gives us the platform to initiate real, positive changes in student/athletics fan consumption behavior across campus and in the Lafayette/West Lafayette community. BGI has given me great opportunities to grow as a professional and to make local friends!

Isabelle Titus

Social Media

As a child, I was always outside exploring in the woods behind my house. I fell in love with swimming at a very early age and my family would have to pry me out of the water once I was in it. I knew pretty early on that I wanted to make a career out of what I love most by preserving water quality from pollutants, which is why I chose to study here at Purdue in NRES. Joining BGI felt natural once I heard about all of the awesome sustainability initiatives I could be a part of alongside amazing likeminded people.

Mya Smith

Event Planner

As a kid, I spent a large portion of my free time outside and in the woods behind my house. In eighth grade, I discovered that I could have a career maintaining the environment that I cared so much about. I love being a part of BGI, because it brings together a community that is passionate about the same things as me. It's very rewarding to be part of a service and project based organization.

Kate Biggs

Water Management Committee


Adam Johnsom

Water Management Committee


I spent several years of my life as a Boy Scout where we did several events outdoors and put a great deal of focus on environmental conservation and preservation from things as little as picking up trash after ourselves to performing trail restoration projects and other scout sponsored initiatives. I've always been heavily drawn to the outdoors and its conservation, BGI is the perfect place for me to live out that interest where I can not only participate in but also lead creative and feasible projects to positively affect the environment in my life.

Jazmine Papas