iSEE Directors, Faculty

Madhu Khanna, Interim Director
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 350 (NSRC), Urbana
217-333-4178 (iSEE); 217-333-5176 (ACE)
View Madhu’s Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics page >>>
Read the iSEE announcement of her new role >>>
Read Madhu’s introductory statement >>>
Read an announcement from Susan Martinis, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation >>>

Jeremy Guest, Acting Associate Director for Research
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 372 (NSRC), Urbana
View Jeremy’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering page >>>
Read an announcement of Jeremy’s hiring >>>
Read a Q&A with Jeremy about his new position >>>

Ximing Cai, Associate Director for Campus Sustainability
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 368 (NSRC), Urbana
View Ximing’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering page >>>
Read more about Ximing’s 2017 hiring at iSEE >>>

Luis Rodríguez, Associate Director for Education & Outreach
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 370 (NSRC), Urbana
View Luis’s Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering page >>>
Read more about Luis’s 2021 hiring at iSEE >>>

Gillen D’Arcy Wood, Director of Certificate in Environmental Writing, Q Magazine Editor
608 S. Wright St. (317B English Building), Urbana
View Gillen’s Department of English page >>>
Read more about Gillen’s 2018 hiring at iSEE >>>

Jeffrey Brawn, NRES Levenick Chair in Sustainability Leadership
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 388 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about Jeff being named the Levenick Chair >>>


A profile of Evan H. DeLucia, iSEE’s Founding Director (2013-2020) >>>

His thank-you note as he stepped down on Aug. 31, 2020 >>>


iSEE Staff

Jenny Kokini, Managing Director
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 350 (NSRC), Urbana

Morgan White, Associate Director of Facilities & Services (F&S), Sustainability
Facilities & Services
Read more about Morgan >>>

Elizabeth Murphy, Deputy Director of Research Strategy & Management, Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI)
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 336 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about Elizabeth >>>

John Pirtle, Senior Proposal Developer / Financial Specialist
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 340 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about John >>>

Eric Green, Academic Program Instructor/Advisor;
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 386 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about Eric >>>

Meredith Moore, Sustainability Programs Manager
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 382 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about Meredith >>>

Amy Rosenbery, Business Administrative Associate
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 350 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about Amy >>>

Traci Quigg Thomas, Crops in silico Grant Program Manager
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 338 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about Traci >>>

Anya Knecht, U.S. DOE Grants Program Manager
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 354 (NSRC), Urbana



Paul Gharzouzi, Graduate Educational Research Intern

Emily Dickett, Campus Sustainability Intern

Zoe Huspen, Greener Campus Intern

Jenna Schaefer, Illini Lights Out Intern

Gina Fumagalli, SWATeam Clerk (Resilience)

Mallory Mahen, SWATeam Clerk (Education, Land & Water)

Tyler Swanson, SWATeam Clerk (Energy, Transportation)

Alexa Smith, SWATeam Clerk (Engagement, Zero Waste)


Contact the Interns
1101 W. Peabody Drive, Suites 338 and 353 (NSRC), Urbana
Phone: 217-333-4178

Get in touch with our office:

1101 W. Peabody, Suite 350 (NSRC)
Urbana, IL 61801



Want to Book our Collaboratory i-Flex Classroom/Meeting/Collaboration Space or Media Lab?

View potential availability for the classroom/meeting/collaboration space (Room 337 NSRC) and for the media lab (Room 351 NSRC) on the online calendar >>>

Request a booking for the classroom/meeting/collaboration space by emailing

Request more information about the media lab by emailing



iSEE Communications Staff

Tony Mancuso, Communications and Public Affairs Director
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 356 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about Tony >>>

Julie Wurth, Communications Specialist
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 355 (NSRC), Urbana
Read more about Julie >>>

Mark Herman, Media Lab Coordinator
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 351 (NSRC), Urbana
Phone TBA
Read more about Mark >>>

April Wendling, Communications Associate
1101 W. Peabody, Suite 355 (NSRC), Urbana
Phone TBA


Communications Interns

Grace Izzo, Social Media Intern

Maria Maring, Writing Intern

Samantha Roberson, Social Media Intern

Kratika Tandon, Writing Intern

Quinn Wolski, Writing Intern


Media Requests

iSEE is home to dozens of experts on a wide range of sustainability-, energy-, and environment-related topics.

Contact information for professors, staff, and students working on campus sustainability efforts and engaged in sustainability research can be found throughout our website. If you’re not sure who you need to talk to, send us an email using the form below (or at, and we’ll point you in the right direction.


Outreach or Communications Requests

iSEE staff members are available to help you with your sustainability outreach or communications needs, either through direct assistance or by connecting you with people or resources that may be of service. Please complete our online form, and one of our staff will be in touch soon >>>


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