Meet the BGI Leadership Team

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Amy Yang

President

Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (major), Spanish for the Professions (minor)

I joined BGI because I realized how almost every aspect of modern society relies on our planet continuing to be habitable. BGI was the safe space I found that united students of all career interests under the common goal of educating ourselves and making sustainable changes to our Purdue campus and beyond. After graduation, I hope to become a wildlife veterinarian and to contribute toward species conservation efforts around the world.

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Anna Hampton

Vice President

Natural Resources and Environmental Science (major), Political Science (major)

I became passionate about the environment in high school though my research and environmentally focused community service. I want to make a difference and hope to be able to do so by pursing a career as an Environmental Lawyer. I joined BGI because it allows me be involved on campus and promote sustainability. It is rewarding knowing that the projects we complete have a positive impact on a campus and in the community.

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Macy Wohlford

Treasurer

Industrial Engineering (major), Women's Studies (minor)

I joined BGI to learn new ways to make my life more environmentally friendly. A fun fact about me is that I obsessed with plants -- so if anyone needs a buddy for greenhouse trips, I'm in!

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Frankie Barry

Event Manager

Food Science (major), Fermentation Sciences (minor)

I joined BGI because I have always been interested in sustainability and protecting the environment and being able to partake in projects that can help out my immediate surrounding communities is very rewarding to me. A fun fact about me is that I lived in Ireland for four years of my life!

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Hannah Gruber

Media coordinator

Natural Resources and Environmental Science (major); Political Science (major); Environmental Politics and Policy (minor); Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (minor)

I joined BGI to promote environmental awareness with others passionate for sustainability. A fun fact about me is that I love film photography and hiking in the mountains!

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Jiyoon Im

Recycling Committee Chair

Mechanical Engineering (major), Materials Science Engineering (minor)

I joined BGI because of my deep passion for sustainability and want to spread the word with everyone!  A fun fact about me is that I am a "bug magnet." I get a lot of bug bites from just being outside.

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Abby Beck

Recycling Committee Chair

Natural Resources and Environmental Science (major), Anthropology (minor)

Growing up on a nature-focused farm, I have always loved being outdoors and celebrating its beauty. BGI has so many unique projects and individuals that push for a more sustainable future and I am so excited to be apart of that progress

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Emma Kramer

Water Management Committee Chair

Natural Resources and Environmental Science (major), Soil Science, and Ecological and Environmental Engineering (minors)

I joined BGI because I wanted to be a part of a club that enjoyed making a difference on campus and in the community. I enjoy working with people who have the same interests in the environment that I do. I grew up on Lake Michigan and in the dunes which sparked my interest in water quality and sustainability. Seeing first-hand how we effect the environment made me want to pursue studying water quality.

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Dylan Carson

Water Management Committee Chair

Mechanical Engineering Technology (major), Electrical Engineering Technology (minor)

One day I was getting a haircut and had a conversation with my stylist about what I wanted to do when I grew up. I told her that I didn’t know and she said that she always recommends to people that they find a career helping the environment. From that point on, for whatever reason, I knew I wanted to dedicate my career to sustainability.